Brand New

Brand New

“Forget about what’s happened;
    don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
    It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,
    rivers in the badlands.”

Isaiah 43: 19

Happy New Year Loves! If you’re new here, welcome — and for all my day ones welcome back y’all! It seems like 2018 came and went huh? I am so excited for all that God has in store for you and me in 2019!!!

The last three weeks I’ve taken some time off from all social media platforms to realign, and refocus my heart and mind to what God wants for me. During this time I had an aha moment. I realized that I had become so busy “doing the work” that I felt called to do, so busy with school, being a wife, being social, and putting out blog post, that I stopped seeking, and asking to be led by the one who called me to do all these things in the first place. I stopped spending real quality time with God. I took control of this life that HE gave me, the gifts that HE placed in me, and if I’m honest, I got a little cocky with it.

Can you relate? I am learning that it is SO easy to lose focus and get lost in things that don’t even matter if God isn’t at the center of it all. I am also learning and trying to wrap my mind around His everlasting grace and love that keeps on saying “You’ve wandered off, but my grace is enough — I’m still waiting for you with arms wide open.”

Disconnecting from distractions and getting your spirit right is one of the best things that you can do for YOU in 2019! Do the vision boards, make goals, forgive, do all that, but make sure Jesus is at the forefront of it all. Make sure he is involved in your decision making. This is the ONLY way to truly be successful in 2019.

I am so grateful that we serve a God that offers truth and grace. He lets us know when we are off track, and then extends his overwhelming grace to us. (praise break) Take time today to thank Him for all that He has already done for all that He is going to do!!


With this time off I have made some changes to the blog!


Bye bye beautiful encounters, hello Lifee With Jo!

Lifee With Jo is now a lifestyle blog! We will talk about everything under the sun! But don’t worry, Motivational & Motherhood post aren’t going anywhere!


Take a look around! I cant lie, im obsessed with this sleek new look!


Thank you so much for every comment, every work of encouragement, and every prayer! I love yall! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


29 Life Lessons on my 29th Birthday

29 Life Lessons on my 29th Birthday