About Marci

Hello, my name is Marci Smith and I want to welcome you to Life with Joys.

I am so glad you stumbled across my little corner of the blog world.  I look forward to sharing life's joys with you and learning about yours, too.  Sharing  stories, loves, joys, triumphs, and heartaches is what life is about.  I believe God designed us to celebrate our victories together and cry on each other's shoulders when pain enters our hearts.  My hope is that my blog will encourage you and share God's indescribable love.  I dream that it will add some joy to your life!

I am a girl who has journeyed through many things.  I have experienced crazy hurts and awesome highs.  For many years, I did life without looking to Jesus for guidance and direction.  I struggled with self worth and forever was looking for someone to fill my voids.  I'm not proud of many of the choices I made, but I will not be shamed by them because through it all Jesus loved me.  If He can love me through my uglies, then I must too.

At my ultimate lowest point, Jesus sent down His hand and pulled me to Him.  I truly have no other way to describe it.  I was hopeless.  My life has not been the same since He met me in my pit and gently and lovingly rescued me from me.  I can truly say it is well with my soul, even when I am lathered in pain and worry.

My life is completely different now and I am forever grateful for all of my experiences.  I pray that I will never forget my pits because they remind me of the Great Love that saved me and gives me a life of abundance.

I believe in being authentic - for goodness sakes, if I'm not authentic in my writings and life, what is there to gain but pride? 

God has given me a story and a desire to share my love for Him.  May Life with Joys make you know you are loved, make you smile, make you feel like someone gets you, and make you laugh.

You are loved by your King...and by me too!!