A few weeks ago on the blog, I shared why I blog. (You can click here to read that post.) Now I want to share why you should blog. If you are a pastor of a church, missionary, or just have a heart for reaching people for Jesus, your ministry would greatly benefit from blogging. Blogging is essential for ministry today and can be an efficient way to get your story to the people God has called you to help.
Your story is one of your most powerful gifts. We all have been through challenges in life, by facing heartache, anger, sadness, and struggles. But if you are a believer in Christ and have a personal relationship with him, God can and will use your story to bring him glory. God has shown me how my story is powerful. He has used it to bring him glory. He has brought many women to me who have similar stories and used my story to help these women find healing. And God can and will use your story to bring him glory.
Understanding the power of your story is key to blogging. While everyone wants to know the secret to blogging success, the common denominator is to have a genuine and passionate voice that connects with readers. (more…)
For all my new readers, I wanted to share the reason why I blog. My name is Joy Skarka and I am the founder of Joy Skarka Ministries. I grew up in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, a town slightly east of Pittsburgh. In 2011, I moved to Tampa, Florida to attend the University of South Florida. My story is one of failure and redemption. (more…)
My newly updated eBook, The Joy of Blogging: 10 Ways to Find Your Voice as a Christian Blogger is now available for purchase on Etsy. In this eBook, I share all of my blogging secrets, practical tips, and thoughtful ways to have a successful brand and blog. If you are thinking about blogging, new to blogging, or would like to take your blog to the next level, this resource is for you.
WHY DID I WRITE THE JOY OF BLOGGING EBOOK?
Friends, family, roommates, and strangers have asked me, “why do you spend hours a week blogging?” I smile and think where do I even begin. There are so many reasons why I spend hours typing away on my computer. I think about my readers and the encouraging comments they leave, the community that has formed between other bloggers and myself, the pleasure I get in writing a post, the excitement I feel marketing each one, but none of those reasons are the reason why I blog.
If only one woman, one soul, would read my blog, and realize that Jesus loves her, then I would have fulfilled the purpose of this blog. I desire for each and every one of you to know how powerful your story is, that Jesus has a purpose and plan for your life, and that you are His precious beautiful daughter.
I dream about a world where every woman has experienced the life change of Jesus. They feel His power. They trust Him with their life and experience healing. Shame exists no more! They know that they are loved by their Father in heaven.
That is why I write and put countless hours into this blog.
That is why I created Joy Skarka Ministries.
Everything I do, is for Jesus.
I believe that Jesus will use me and my story, and you and your story, to help women. I invite you to join me on this journey, check out my posts, and invite other women to join us on this journey.
Experience Jesus. Experience His joy. Experience His freedom.
My name is Joy Skarka and I blog for Jesus.