Blogging To 111 Destinations | Encouragement For Aspiring Bloggers

Greetings, so today the blog has officially reached readers in 111 islands and countries. Thanks very much to everyone who’s been here for awhile and to those who are now finding it or eventually will. I started what’s now called itsjoywithin.com to the sound of crickets on a farm in Bim and it’s organically grown […]

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Cooking With Moringa, Harvesting Turmeric & Making Squash Soup | VLOG

Having access to real food is something to be thankful for, and growing food and cooking a meal with some or all of what you grow is a beautiful thing. Even if that looks like a few herbs in a cup on your kitchen sill, spinach or watermelon climbing up a fence or picking fruits […]

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A Visit To Switzerland | Jura Mountains, The Alps & A Rainy Drive

Greetings, today’s vlog shares a visit to an art studio with a beautiful view of the Jura Mountains, a drive through the vineyards of Vaud cruising past The Alps, seagulls liming by a lake and baking penne pie. This was my third trip to Switzerland but the first time seeing these mountain views and what […]

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“The Dawning” | Harmonies And Mountains (Acapella)

Harmony – “agreement, accord, an orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole. A relationship in which various components exist together without destroying one another.” If you’ve been here for a bit you might remember this but if you’re new, sharing something I love to do and have done for countless artists – harmonies. […]

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Encouragement In A Cold World

If you (like me) have ever been through a storm or the enemy tried to snuff you out, steal your joy, test your character, scare the stuffin’ outta you, step on your faith, drain you of hope and out your light…you already understand that redeemed time, peace of mind, fresh purpose and mercy of the […]

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Boatride On The River And A Light Reminder

Greetings, I hope things are bright on your side. A short video to share with you and a light reminder that as long as you have breath and the gift of life, there’s hope. Something can come from what looks like nothing, and a stormy season can break forth into a blue sky. Onto that […]

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Winter Walk On A Foggy Day | Riverside | Travel Journal

5 °C and out for a walk. Today, the sky is a soft grey. Some trees are holding onto their leaves for as long as they can before winter turns up the volume, and some trees look like stalks of fine thyme after you’ve raked fingers up along the stems to add every single leaf […]

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“The Sunshine Coast” Of England | Travel Journal

Eastbourne. This isn’t my first visit here but the view through the window this morning was enough inspiration to share some of this place in a post. It’s a seaside town that’s directly east of the highest chalk sea cliff in England, called ‘Beachy Head.” Eastbourne used to be a market town longtime ago and […]

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