About the Author
Heather Joy is an aspiring blogger and song writer. She has been blogging since 2006 at various locations across the web, and has taken up e-residence right here at Grow Up! since June of 2010.
Heather was adopted at the age of 8-weeks by a wonderful, Christian family, and she made sure of her salvation in July of 2009 at the age of 21. She was homeschooled K through 12, attended one year of Bible college at Crown College of the Bible (’06-’07) studying Secondary Education (history/music), and earned a double-Associates’ Degree in Business Management/General Business (’08-’10) from a local community college near her home in Michigan. In May of 2012 she graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Business Management. She is currently enrolled in a 2-year program to earn her Masters Degrees in Business Management.
Having played the piano since the age of three, she started her own business as a private piano teacher in 2005; however, she is currently not teaching piano lessons at this time. In addition, she works full-time for the US Federal Government as an administrative assistant for an office employing both military and civilian personnel.
She is currently single – content, fully satisfied, and joyful – knowing that this season of singleness is God’s will for her life. On a daily basis the Lord is teaching her patience, that it may have its “perfect work, that [she] may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” (James 1:4). Indeed, the relationship she shares with the Creator of the ends of the earth is more fulfilling and more rewarding than any other relationship she could ever experience here on earth. Of course, like every girl, her prayer is that marriage be in her future; however, she is waiting on God’s timing and for Him to bring along His best for her. One of her favorite quotes is by Eric Ludy, “If I ever expected a match made in Heaven, I knew I had to give Him the pen to write my love story.”
Heather’s desire is to glorify the Lord with her life; her heart’s passion is to be used in any way at all to lead others to a saving knowledge of the Savior, encourage believers too keep pressing on, and edify the body of Christ to strive for a life of holiness. She is open to any area of ministry the Lord may call her to, whether it be locally serving or moving across the ocean as a missionary in foreign lands. Her life verse is found in Romans 5:20 – “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Having personally experienced God’s grace in a way beyond measure in her own life, she deeply believes that no living soul is beyond the reach of God’s saving hand.
If you would like to contact her for any reason, please feel free to e-mail her at email@example.com – she would love to hear from you, and will respond as time allows.
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Every road I walked had led to nowhere;
Everything I tried had turned out wrong.
It seemed I’d lost a reason to get up every morning;
I had lost all hope and lost my song.
Circumstances said I wouldn’t make it,
But that was all before I met The Man.
He put His arms around me;
I heard Him say, “Forgiven!”
And I knew I’d never be the same again.
Then and there, settled and done;
Then and there, victory won!
No more walking on my own,
No more facing life alone,
No more struggling with guilt and despair,
New life began, then and there.
~ “Then & There” by Melissa Greene