Learning through Life

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
I love how our day-to-day life can teach us lessons to help us understand our past, challenge our today, and inspire our future. We can learn through experiences, situations, conversations, songs, books, nature ... the list is endless! Live with eyes ready to see, ears ready to hear and a heart ready to be touched.

About Jo

Brief Bio:

You would not believe how long I have sat here trying to write this 'Brief Bio' section.  How difficult can it be to write a little something about myself?  Quite simply: very!  Trying to decide what information may be of interest to others is so hard.  I really don't know!

I could write about the fact that I am a wife and a mum and an assistant pastor who is a little older than she would like to be .... but that is just pretty boring info really!

So ... how about I leave it up to some of the people who know me?  Cheating?  Perhaps - but hopefully these little snippets will sum me up nicely.

'Obsessed with Converse - Pair for every occasion'

'Excessive Tea Drinking, Camel Bladdered, Blogging Pastor'


'Supportive, pays attention to detail and good at problem solving' 

'Encouraging, Funny, Good Friend'

'Very loyal, especially to Starbucks!'


'A little bit crazy!' 
'Organised and Focused'

'When I 'grow up' I want to be like her!!'  (What do you mean 'grow up'?!!)

Why am I writing a Blog?

As my first blog explains, my blogging journey began as 'writing somehow allows me to express myself in a way that makes sense - to me at least!'

As someone who finds expression difficult in spoken word - I seem to be able to put my true thoughts and feelings down through pen and paper (keyboard and screen!).

I hope writing this will allow me to explore and express!  That is for me.  For you?  I hope that through my ramblings you will somehow be encouraged and empowered - to explore your life - and all that God has planned for it :)

I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!!

Jo :)


  1. Lol just had a sneak peek at your blog page...looks really good and worth perusing...sadly i have a funeral to prepare for so it will have to be another time...one thing though, a COSTA mug picture would have probably put this blog page in the premier league of blog sites...just a thought
    be blessed x

  2. Lol - thanks for the comment 'Anon' - another Starbucks vs Costa debate coming up I feel? However, it is a bit of a lost cause - as Starbucks will win for sure!! When you get a chance to read the blog - let me know what you think :) Jo

  3. Glad that you found something you could use in my last post about The Perfect Pastor. I am happy to share the prayer with you.

    I hope you wear your Converse with your alb for worship. You have all the colors of the church seasons and then some!

  4. Hey Jo,
    Its helen, twitter: @helen_copping

    Here's my blog: http://committedtothejourney.blogspot.com/

    Wasn't sure where else to post it, also dont understand how I follow you're blog.

    Helen :)

  5. Hi Jo,
    I took the courage to write here about my project. Didn't knew were elsewhere.This year I finished, writing my first ever novel for teenagers, and I also must admit I am very new to all this experience with publishing. Yet came across a very nice site kickstarter.com (maybe you already know about it) and with the help of a fellow American managed to make a project for raising the needed amount of making my dream, and hopefully others, come true. I really have a deep passion for teenagers that backslide from a faith in God and I've focused all my imagination intro creating a story for them. This happened just because I was sick and tired of seeing the "crap" they are into. To make it short and sharply sincere I need promotion, support and all the help I could possible get, from Christians. So far, nobody has ears to listen. It's good I have faith though. The book is directed towards an American audience. Why is that so? Well because we don't have this generation yet. Teenagers are getting saved here, still.

    This is the project:
    Tell me what do you think about it! And please share it with your audience. Any help you can give I'll return it back in witch way you want.
    I'm not such a good writer in "English", but I could do "guest posts", share my testimony, share many things about how my church in Bucharest started, mention you or your site in the acknowledgment page of this book, if it's a successful campaign, and so on. What ever crosses your mind, I'll do it.

    BTW I am of Romanian nationality, so excuse my mistakes and I would appreciate any kind of answer!

    Thank you for you kind heart!

  6. First of all, thank you.
    Thank you for investing in youth through youth-ministers, by blogging about your experiences on All in a Day.

    Please know how incredible this is. And be encouraged to keep going.

    I hope and pray that even more youth-pastors will be inspired, find solutions to their struggles, will be encouraged not to stop serving, and be inspired to grow their gifts.

    We recognize that these are incredible times to live in, where technology allows youth-pastors around the world to encourage each other. As for ourselves, we use technology to reach out to youth globally as well.

    For the past five years, we’ve been developing the world’s first videogame that takes kids through the Bible from beginning to end. Our hope is to increase the love for God’s Word amongst kids.

    We dream to see kids go through the Bible together, having fun as they become part of David’s army, spend time in the fish as Jonah, and play level after level, leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection.

    In order to steward this immense project well, we’re building relationships with youths pastors like you. We like to ask your input by allowing you to look behind the scenes, have your kids/families play demo game levels before they go public, etc. You may also recommend a few people you think would be of interest.

    Additionally, we can provide you with plenty of interesting “blog-food” (concept art, images, etc) if you feel that this could benefit your subscribers.

    If you’d like more information, shoot me a quick reply to the email address below.

    Reply to: connect (at) tornadotwins (dot) com


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