about blog


Q So why did you start this blog?
A I began writing this blog in June 2008, when I was going through depression, as a way to articulate my thoughts and express what I was going through. I also thought that it may help others on their own journey to freedom and encourage others to seek His face and live a life under His grace.

Q Why do you call yourself Jo Princess Warrior?
A It was a name I believe God breathed into my Spirit. At the time I didn't feel like a princess or a warrior. But the more time I spend with Him, the more I see who I am in Christ. I have grown into my name.

My first name is Jo-Anne (but I am called Jo).

I made the decision to be a believer and follower of Jesus Christ when I was 19. When I accepted that Jesus died on the cross for my sins, I received a brand new life -I became a child of God - a daughter of a King, a princess.

The warrior part came from a place of wanting to fight against anything stopping me from being who He has destined me to be. I am learning to rise above my adversities.I have suffered but, I am not a victim, or a survivor - I am an overcomer, a warrior. I have made a choice to not let my past dictate my future.

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955


Q Why is your blog called Princess Warrior Lessons?
A I like to write about what God is doing in my life and what He is teaching me. I believe that I will never stop learning this side of Eternity. I write about what my King is teaching me.

I got to a point in my life where I was so sick of playing church and craved an intimate relationship with Him. I heard about this life full of joy that I was meant to have as a Believer, and outside I looked good. But inside I was empty, suffering from depression, and burdened down with expectations on myself and from others. I was weighed down with condemnation. He met me in such a way that my life has never been the same since. He has set me free from all of this through His amazing grace.

~"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." ~Matthew 11:28-30
I am learning the unforced rhythms of grace and am now recovering my life. By keeping company with my King, I am learning to live freely and lightly. I have learned that my King is not interested in religion or what I can do for Him. He just wants me to be me - and that is so liberating.
~Psalm 40:6~ Doing something for you, bringing something to you— that's not what you're after. Being religious, acting pious— that's not what you're asking for. You've opened my ears so I can listen. 7-8 So I answered, "I'm coming. I read in your letter what you wrote about me, And I'm coming to the party you're throwing for me." That's when God's Word entered my life, became part of my very being.~


8 comments:

  1. I really like how you describe yourself and why your blog is called that name. I see myself as a warrior also. A warrior for God and a princess in training. I am so thankful I have met you Jo. I hope to catch up w/you and read your entire blog. I'm a little behind on my blog but I hope you see what I am about also.

    I see we also have lots in common such as an angel baby who is waiting for us at the feet of Jesus. I too was once in depression but it was before I became a christian so it was hard for me and I think I could have made it out of the depression if I had the hope that I have now in my Savior, my King.

    God Bless you Jo and have a great week! ((((((HUGS))))))

    Many Blessings,
    Nicole P.

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  2. Hi Jo! I just noticed the tabs at the top of your blog and thought I'd check them out! Ever since I started to read you blog I've thought it was clever how you described yourself and your family. Thanks for posting a Q & A section to really explain it. I love it!

    Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!

    Living for Him, Joan

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  3. Interesting blog. Love the layout and the motivation and heart behind it.

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  4. Your blog is truly wonderful & inspiring to open up and read! When I read about your relationship with God & how He's teaching you...I instantly knew this was a blog for me to keep up with. Everything you talk about, I feel the same way (but in my own way of course). My journey would not be on its path of purpose if it wasn't for the Lord.

    "Everything that was written in the past was written to teach me, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures I might have hope."~ROMANS 15:4(NIV)

    ~CC

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  5. Wow, Love this blog its inspiring and encouraging at the same time..thanks Jo princess Warrior

    Tynah

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  6. Your line about being sick of playing church brought almost instant tears to my eyes. That verse about being tired and wearing has been on replay for the past little while. I love it. I'm so glad to have discovered your blog! The expression "rhythms of grace" is one of my favourites, I recently even managed to work it into our family's "purpose statement" :)

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  7. I am so moved by your post. I too know what it is to live under that extravagant grace. May God continue to bless this blog and use your for His purposes. Blessings!

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  8. You are an amazing woman of God! May I live in your realized place of Grace.

    Blessings, Iris, California

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on my lessons!

I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Love,
Jo Princess Warrior xo