Writing

O n this page you will find samples of my published writing, including feature stories, press releases, and other web content. Currently I work as an editor at Azusa Pacific University. I have also done freelance editing and proofreading for PatagoniaOhlson Public Relations, and the Fuller Youth Institute, among others. Some of these writing samples will be from my work with the Office of Public Affairs at Fuller Theological Seminary, one of the largest multidenominational seminaries in the world. Please note, as editorial assistant in Fuller’s public affairs office, I often wrote as the voice of Fuller and therefore did not receive a byline. Further, some of my bylines are under my maiden name, Joy Moyal.

How a Trip to IKEA Made Me Want to Go to Church (MOPS Blog)

Read this article originally posted on the MOPS International blog. How a Trip to IKEA Made Me Want to Go to Church 

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One Simple Question Unlocked My Best Self Care (Art of Simple)

Read this post on The Art of Simple. One Simple Question Unlocked My Best Self Care

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How Netflix’s ‘The Letdown’ Captures the Joys and Pains of Early Motherhood (RELEVANT)

Read this TV review on RELEVANT Magazine online. How Netflix’s ‘The Letdown’ Captures the Joys and Pains of Early Motherhood: Becoming a mom means losing your old self. Thank goodness a show understands that.

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Let Thankfulness Heal You (Dressember Blog)

Thanksgiving-themed blog post for anti-trafficking organization Dressember. Read Let Thankfulness Heal You on the Dressember blog.

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Truth is a Hard Study (FULLER Magazine)

Story about Albert Tate, founding pastor of Fellowship Monrovia church in Monrovia, Calif. Read the story at Fuller Studio.

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The Hillsong Experience: An Interview With Brian Houston

“The Hillsong Experience: An Interview With Brian Houston.” Originally published in the November/December 2015 issue of Outreach magazine. Click here to read the PDF.  

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Of Bookworms and Wanderlust

Originally published in Equals Quarterly in June 2013. Read “Of Bookworms and Wanderlust.”

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To Live and Die Well (FULLER Magazine)

Tommy Givens could make the drive in his sleep—the 30-plus miles cutting a path from Pasadena, where he lived and worked, to his hometown of Santa Clarita, California. He’d never made the journey at 12:00 a.m. before. Midnight on the dot, he noticed, as he glanced at the glowing numbers on the dash. With his […]

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Editing: Fuller Youth Institute

I have done three proofreading and/or copy editing projects for the Fuller Youth Institute, a research center focused on “equipping teens with the lifelong faith they need.” The Sticky Faith Launch Kit by Kara Powell and Brad M. Griffin (Fuller Youth Institute 2013)             Can I Ask That? 8 Hard […]

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Eat. Pedal. Sleep. in Boneshaker Magazine

I co-wrote “Eat. Pedal. Sleep.” with my husband Robert Thompson, based on a cycling tour he took in Northern California. This piece was published in Boneshaker Magazine, a Bristol, U.K.-based quarterly celebrating all things bicycles, in July 2013. View the PDF of the article here.

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