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Why magnifyJOY?

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior magnifyJOY Luke 1 46 47

I love these verses, “And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” – Luke 1:46-47

Putting God back at the center of my life has allowed me to truly magnifyJOY – now I find joy and purpose in my calling as a wife, mom and encourager. I’ll share more of my journey and the twists and turns along the way. Simplifying and being intentional has reminded me not to bury God in “the busy.”

Hello! I’m Jess. Welcome to magnifyJOY!  Above all else I want you to know that YOU were created for a purpose and to live ABUNDANTLY. Let’s encourage each other.

I am a #conversationstarter that strives to #magnifyJOY through intentional living and encouraging others to get off the HAMSTER WHEEL of life by asking WHY and making the next best choices to live a life of PURPOSE and JOY.

I collect inspirational quotes and love encouraging others – especially mamas. (my love language is Words of Affirmation – do you know yours?)

I’ve learned to get back to basics after years of simplifying and learning about better ways to take care of our family. I’m a big advocate for non-toxic cleaning and using essential oils daily as an amazing way to focus on wellness.  I’m a cheerleader for ASKING WHY and making choices that fit with our core values (5 years ago I didn’t slow down enough to even think about it!)

I’m passionate about marriages and created the #marriagehigh5 to keep out of the roommate zone and build a stronger relationship.  This year we started doing the #familyhigh5 on Sunday evenings with our kids – they grab it off the fridge and ask to do it – it helps the week start off on a good note!

It’s a journey y’all! Let walk together.

– Jessica Benzing Smith, magnifyJOY