about me


I'm c. joy allen. You can call me "cjoy." The nickname settled into my heart when my mom used my first intial and middle name to make it fit her phone's contact list better. I loved it. So I kept it. More than that, I hope we all can see joy in the journey of life.

I'm a writer. And let's just say that Work In Progress applies to so much more than the story I'm writing--it applies to me as well, in a thousand different ways. In my personal life, spiritual life, and writing life. I'm going to keep pushing on, keep growing, and keep seeking what His plans are for me. Aside from that, well, I'll just have to see what God does with me. I'll take it one day at a time....or at least try to. Above all, the Lord Jesus is integral in all that I do and all that I am. Without Him, I am nothing. This is proven over and over...

I've been happily married for over 21 years. No, it isn't always easy, but it's been well worth every minute. My husband and I have four kids--two boys, two girls--and they definitely keep us on our toes. It's my tenth year homeschooling, with the oldest heading off to college soon. It's not a simple thing, and the needs of my kids and myself constantly change. I've learned more and more to let things go and not work so hard to conform to the outward standard so many set. Above all, I want my children's heart to be cultivated first, their minds second.


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