Friday, April 21, 2017

My Purpose. My Why.

As most of you know, I'm at SNAP Conference this year. 
To be honest, I felt kind of silly coming at first. I mean, my last blog post was back in December and I'd been hit or miss before that. 
I wasn't sure why I decided to go. Mainly it was for girl time with Lindsay
But there was something deeper. 
A pull. 
I felt like SNAP would help me figure my whole blog out. 
I knew it was definitely time to "rebrand" as they say. 
To redefine what my blog was about because truthfully, I have been redefined. 
But into what?! 
So with a prayer in my heart that God would help me find my focus and use me as an instrument in His hands. I came. 

Within moments I knew. It was a pull that I knew was inspired. 
A role I am meant to fulfill. 
And this card is what started it all...

I bet you're waiting for me to get to the point right? 
Well I'm getting there! 
See these kids? I almost lost them. 
They are my everything. 

Cancer tried to take that from me. 
But through cancer I realized a key lesson. 
Find JOY in the Journey. 

Now here's what I'm getting at you guys! 
Here's my WHY, my Purpose:
No matter where you are in life, no matter who you are, no matter what sorrows you are facing or even if you're just trying to make the best out of what you've got. I am going to make a promise to you and that is to help you find JOY in YOUR journey. 

Whether it is through family recipes from my Ohana to share with yours to warm your Ohana's bellies, or fun kid's activities to make the most of your time together to build memories your little ones will treasure.

My goal is to help you find that Joy. 
The purpose of "What Does The Cox Say?" is to help you find that Joy, fight for it, or simply keep it alive. 

Why? Because I came close to losing that JOY and it is something to be treasured and fought for. It's something we're going to do together.

You deserve it. We deserve it.
As overly cheesy as it seems, THAT is my purpose. 

My name IS Jessica Joy after all.
May God bless you my friends, and stick around because the JOY is going to be brought.



  1. You are so incredibly amazing! I am so blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for bringing JOY into my life everyday. You inspire me!

    1. Thank you so much Tamara! You are so sweet, I'm honored to have you as a friend!

  2. I'm so glad you posted this! I'm hoping to have a similar experience in a couple of weeks. I have felt the Lord's pull to work on blogging for the better part of a year and half. But I've had a hard time re-finding my blogging voice. My last post was also in December. One of my best friends is a food blogger - ironically, I helped her start her blog! For a Christmas gift, she bought me tickets to the Everything Food blog conference the first weekend in May. I feel like I'm going as a brand new blogger and I'm pretty nervous. I've never been to a blog conference before! Eek! But hopefully it will help me find the direction I've been looking for! But, Jessica, you are amazing and such a blessing to your readers! I can't wait to read more from your blog!

    1. Oh Shatzi I am so glad! Follow the nudges my friend! And let me know who the conference goes! I wish you the best of luck! And thank you!

  3. I cannot WAIT to read more! It was lovely meeting you at Snap and I look forward to working with you. XOXO, Karen Nolan (from the building class)

    1. I so loved meeting you at SNAP too! It was one of my favorite parts. I sent you an email and am hoping you got it! I look forward to working with you and getting to know YOU better. The bits and pieces I got to know were pretty incredible!