What and Why

This blog was born out of my desire to share what I have learned, what I have taught and role-modelled to others, and the work-in-progress that is my own growth.

I love God and follow Jesus. I believe that to be authentic, to be myself, means to show the outworking of my faith and values in the day-to-day.

I like to write and this blog is one channel to express this. Since I have diverse interests, this blog also weaves these into my writing.

I share to encourage thinking, reflection and action in others, so lives are impacted for greater good, at work, at home, with friends and community. I respect the privacy of others, so some stories and anecdotes are written to protect their privacy.

I like robust, inspiring, constructive, and thought-provoking conversations.

I believe that words are life. You can use them to heal or kill, to build up or tear down. I choose life. I choose to build up.

I will moderate the comments in this blog in keeping with the spirit that inspires its creation. Check out the comments policy here.

All content, including photographs, artwork and other media, is the property of Joyce Harkness, unless otherwise indicated.

What do you think about this? I would like to hear from you.

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