I’m a southern girl — born in Laurens, South Carolina. Growing up as a PK (Preacher’s Kid) and then marrying a pastor—Roger Martin, Jr.—my path has been deeply impacted by God to share His love as a way of life.

My kids tease me sometimes that my definition of a situation going well is often described as, “It was ‘life-giving’ ” — meaning, it may have had some conflicts or uneasy moments or stress — but all in all , something about it breathed life into the situation and the people involved.  Something of the heart was moved in a good direction.

I’m all about LIFE … life with my husband, life with 4 adult children, their spouses and 10 grands, life in our home and life in a wild adventure we tend to label “ministry”.   In reality , all of these categories mesh together to make up the “organic me”. Relational , redeeming and restoring are some of my favorite words and they give life to my soul as I walk it all out with Jesus Christ, the Giver of all life.

You’re welcome to contact me at:  joywmartin@gmail.com

Our Family {January, 2018}
Part of our family with  some special friends in Jido, Ethiopia (October, 2011)

Family Photo Credit:  Trina Simpson-Martin

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. mariegriffith

    Joy, I love all of this. Thank you for sharing your heart!!

    1. Well Marie — reading your blog and Robin’s are part of my story of beginning a blog ! See how much you influence people !! 🙂 It was the final catalyst of God nudging me to write . Thank you for your encouraging words !!

  2. Lisa Stoyanov

    I work with your niece Angela, who I just love to pieces! We are FB friends too, which is how I started seeing your blogs. They really bless me and are always so timely with anything that is happening in my life. Thank you for sharing the encouraging words that God places on your heart. They are touching my life over her in Greenville, SC! Lisa Stoyanov

    1. Oh Lisa …you have no idea how much that encouraged my heart this morning . It’s funny…when you write out what God puts on your heart …then have to trust God for the reality of it afterward. 😉 I’m living it out today as I go through another battle. God is faithful. Hug that sweet niece of mine. I love her so much.

  3. Wendy Payne

    I LOVE THE website!! It is wonderful!! You go girl ~

    1. Joy Waters Martin

      Sweet Wendy …. you are my hero and so encouraging to me. Thanks for stopping by the new site. Send any feedback you think might be helpful. Still learning. Love you friend!

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