Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Meet Our New HOME Contributor, Joanna LaVan!

I know of few who are more talented and capable when caring for their homes than my own sister (in real life!), Joanna. She's my baby sister, born to my parents when I was 7 years old, but we've grown close through the years even though the miles now separate us. I am pleased to announce her as our new HOME contributor for Joy Ever After:

Me: How long have you been married?

Joanna: Married 3 wonderful years to the man of my dreams

Me: What activities most often fill your days?

Joanna: Hmm... As a pastor's wife I never know what a day may bring, but a typical day finds me cleaning house, running errands, encouraging a parishioner, preparing for children's church and Sunday school to be held on Sunday, and taking care of my hubby.  In other words, taking care of house and home. :)

Me: Name 5 topics you are most passionate about...those subjects that are hard for you to stop talking about once you get started!

Joanna; Some would say I'm opinionated about many things, and they're probably right, but there are some things I won't bend on and those are the following topics:  My relationship with my Heavenly Father, my dear family, kids "being kids" in an age of media, mothers taking time to be moms, and showing our world that God's kids can have fun with no regrets.

Me; Realizing that none of us have "arrived" when it comes to any area of Godly womanhood, to what topic are you contributing on Joy Ever After and how do you most want to encourage women in this area?

Joanna: I will be doing posts on the Home for Joy Ever After, which is where I believe our focus needs to be in this day and age that we live in.  We cannot control what goes on in the world around us, but our Home should be our Haven.  My goal is to help us (because I need it just as much as you do!) to make our homes that kind of place.

Me: Anything else you want our readers to know about you?

Joanna: I'm a daughter of the King, wife to my sweet husband, doting aunt to my favorite little people, and pastor's wife to God's flock.

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