Hello there, friend! My name is Aundrea Joy, and I welcome you to Pencils and Palettes where I blog about my interest, passions, and my honest walk with the Lord.

A Purpose Amidst the Uncertainties

For Mental Health Awareness Month this May 2021, I talk about some of my key takeaways from Viktor Frankl’s book, “Man’s Search for Meaning” along with some of my personal stories that were reminiscent to my continuous pursuit of meaning.

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On Being Political and Submissive

I am writing this perhaps to call out and gently rebuke the Christians who have been participating in some way to these kinds of mean and disrespectful posts and comments. I understand that the government has been quite a mess with how they’re handling this situation, but have you seen His Big Picture? Have you ever wondered why God would allow such things to happen in the first place? 

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It’s Time: To Know the Truth.

These were just some of my best takeaways from the 2019 Intentional Discipleship Conference. Maybe it’s time for you to have that personal check-up with the Lord. I don’t know in what spiritual level you are at right now, but I hope that this post becomes an eye-opener for you that you don’t need someone to help you come back in your relationship with Him. How are you spiritually? Are you filled by the Holy Spirit that you are hungry and thirsty for His magnificence and glory? Or are you allowing yourself to become lukewarm again?

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An Open Letter to the Struggling & Tempted Christian

I’m writing this to you because I’m reminding you that God won’t allow any struggle or trial too hard that will utterly destroy you. We may be afflicted in any way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.

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“I am looking for friends. What does that mean—tame?”

“It is an act too often neglected. It means to establish ties.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the little prince

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