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I am


excited you’re here

What if your wildest dreams are possible?
What if the ladder out of that rut is in reach?

What if you let out some of the light you have inside?

You’ll find this place encouraging if you need a real-talk, genuine perspective on how you can change the world. I’ll be honest with you about my struggles and my wins when it comes to making a difference in my every day life.

You won’t find a larger-than-life “cool girl” here who has done it all while managing to keep her composure. I’m an introvert and I’m afraid of new things, but I try them anyway.

If you love to hear the truth about a life of faith lived out, the search for real community, and doing things a little differently, you’re gonna love it here.

What can you expect while you’re here? Lots of stories on my setbacks and successes, my favorite people and organizations who are out there making a difference in the smallest of ways, and new ideas and action steps to head in the right direction yourself!

Provocative Joy First time Start here

Provocative Joy is for those who are tired of feeling bored, uninspired, and stuck. 

Ordinary people belong here, because they are the ones who do extraordinary things. This is a place for people who want to make a difference in the world just by being themselves. Both the ones living at home trying to live with intention and those living abroad trying to not take adventures for granted.

I write based on my own experiences and the lessons I learn while serving as a nurse abroad. I love learning about conscious, ethical, and considerate lifestyles.

All thoughts, opinions, and viewpoints are my own and not endorsed or approved by my organization (Mercy Ships). I write about my attempts to live intentionally, about the tools I use to get there, about marriage and about what traveling teaches me.Provocative Joy Marianne Williamson

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