Espouse My Heart is dedicated to proclaiming the Sacred Heart of Christ to the World. Through honest community, prayer, and unity with God we hope to empower the Holy Men and Women of our time to be unafraid in trusting their calling.
About Espouse My Heart
Nice to meet you!
Hello, my name is Joanna Jewell and I am the creator and writer of Espouse My Heart.
I am so excited to meet and to begin this spiritual journey with you all.
I am a Youth Minister, convert, friend, sister, and daughter but mostly importantly a child of God.
Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord.
My spiritual journey can be best compared to Saul, the infamous persecutor of Christians, before being blinded on his way to Damascus. I did not see my conversion coming in any way shape or form but it has been the greatest blessing of my life.
From a young age I knew the spiritual world was real but, growing up in a secular and anti-religious household, left me alone to understand the nature of spiritual.
Through the years, my quest for knowledge and truth led me to explore Buddhism and New Age spiritualities. Prior to my encounter with Christ I was a practicing Wiccan and Pagan. Needless to say, my understanding of religion and spirituality is wide and varied. I hope to bring that understanding to you all in order to gain a deeper appreciation of Christ and His Church.
So why “Espouse My Heart” and what does it mean?
I was inspired by the name while I was praying. God was little by little calling me to write for His people but I had no idea what to do or where to begin. So, I opened up my journal and “espouse my heart” was the first thing I read. I wanted the Lord to espouse His heart to mine. In the time that I’ve spent reflecting on that passage I was lead to the writings in Hosea:
“And I will betroth you to me forever.
I will betroth you to me
in righteousness and in justice,
in steadfast love and in mercy.
I will betroth you to me in faithfulness.
And you shall know the LORD.”Hosea 20:19-20
We are all called to radical love. Anything less than that is beneath our dignity as human beings made in the image of God.
No matter where you are, God is calling us all to supreme love!
God has promised us a radical love story!
I hope that with my writing you can find information about God, Spirituality, and Truth. I also hope that we can form a community to support and care for each other especially in such a tumultuous world.
Let us be the light of the Saints that this world needs so desperately!
Join me on this adventure!
About Joanna Jewell
Joanna Jewell was born in Chile and raised in the United States. She got her degree in English Literature from the University of South Florida. A consumate educator, Joanna has worked in ministry and education for more than 10 years. Her passion is in sharing the Heart of Christ to those who do not know Him and empowering others to be unafraid to become Saints.
As a child, Joanna was raised in the New Age and became a practicing Wiccan when she was 13. At the age of 19 she had a profound conversion that lead her to the Catholic Church. She has been doing Ministry ever since.
“If I should say anything that is not in conformity with what is held by the Holy Roman Catholic Church, it will be through ignorance and not through malice. This may be taken as certain, and also that, through God’s goodness, I am, and shall always be, as I always have been, subject to her”
– St. Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle
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