JoJoisms

The Light Isn’t Only at the End of the Tunnel

You know that old saying. It’s supposed to make you feel better about the dark times you may go through.  There’s light at the end of the tunnel.  I don’t like that saying.  I don’t like it because it isn’t always helpful.  What if my tunnel is long?  What if it isn’t just a few […]

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Why You Should Tell Your Story Before It’s Over

I wrote this article some time ago after reading a meme on Facebook.  It struck me so important to share how strongly I believe this saying is a detriment to inspiring others with our story already in progress that I spoke out about it.  That, in turn, inspired others to believe that they might have […]

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What you wouldn’t know if you hadn’t struggled

There are more ways in heaven and earth, Heratio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy…to skin a cat! If you haven’t had the benefit of struggling with health and financial issues for years, you don’t know what you’re missing!  OK, you’re probably happy about that, but really, you’re missing out on some important lessons […]

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Silver Linings

I’m starting a new writing category here on JoJoisms because I find that “Laughing through the Struggles” and “Inspiration” are not enough to find your joy.  We also need to find our “Silver Linings” or the little blessings hidden inside our struggles.  And there are some! I’m going to share a few of mine and I’d like […]

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Stress isn’t the same as unbelief

This week, I had planned to share how God is leading me out of a very dark place, but something came up that I felt lead to address. When a Christian reveals that she is stressed, some of her Christian friends will try to console her by saying to just have faith-as if belief in God will […]

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The Year of Faith that Never (Always) Was

I’ve said it before: God has a sense of humor.  Sometimes He gives you EXACTLY what you pray for, but it’s not exactly HOW you envisioned it when you prayed.  It all started in late 2013, after much prayer, when I declared that 2014 would be The Year of Faith over at Art of Eloquence, my business […]

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What to Remember About Struggles

November is the month of Thanksgiving, but those of us who struggle with chronic illness or other chronic issues often find it difficult to feel thankful for what we have.  I understand this as one who has struggled with chronic issues for over 35yrs, but I also know we do have things to be thankful […]

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JoJo’s Journey: 35 Years with Chronic Illness

Sorry I haven’t posted in several weeks, but a lightning strike took out 15 electrical items in our new home last month and one of them was my computer.  It took me a few weeks to figure out that I could record a YouTube video from my iPhone and another to figure out how to […]

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A new beginning

I’ve been writing and speaking about communication skills for the last 12 years with Art of Eloquence.  I treasure my experiences and I pray I’ve made a difference both inside and outside the homeschooling community.  That being said, I feel it’s time to move on to a new adventure. I can be a bit dense […]

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