“What a pleasure it has truly been exploring your beautiful book! I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a richer book full of wisdom and “God Nuggets” other than the Bible! It’s really the “biggest” little book I’ve ever read. Your talent and God-given ability to align words of wisdom and passages is so life changing! In the beginning I felt uncomfortably vulnerable, comparing most things to personal relations. In the middle, I felt deconstructed and wide eyed and seeing more Jesus – and I the end, it was all things God/Jesus! Thank you for sharing, for writing, obedience and for your “Joy”! God has surely appointed you to mend hearts, relationships and show people who our Lord is!”
T. from California
" From the first moment I met Joy and Melody in 2007, I knew that there was hope for my broken heart and soul. I learned that there was Jesus Christ who KNEW and CHERISHED me and I just had to accept Him. Growing up in the Catholic Church, I had spent my 47 years working to achieve the unreachable goal of being perfect and doing works to gain acceptance and help those in purgatory. Over the course of time, I developed a relationship with my Savior that has since carried me through many more difficult years and trials. He is forever faithful and through the work of Clear Hope walking alongside me, I could see and appreciate the sweet gift of God’s love, faithfulness, and blessing of peace beyond understanding."
"As the pastor of Care Ministries and Counseling, I and my team have sensed an acute awareness of our own need to “receive” the very Christ filled compassion that we give out. Joy and her team created a safe environment where we as leaders were given safety and permission to receive Christ filled healing. Leadership in the area of Care can be lonely, exhausting, and often involves spiritual warfare. We have recognized that it is absolutely essential to be understood and cared for at this level."
"I can enthusiastically endorse CLEAR Hope and founder/leader Joy Pedersen, to help lead women from a painful past into a Christ-empowered future. Joy is able to not only minister, but to train others to help hurting women, too. I hope you and your church have the opportunity to work together with CLEAR Hope for women who need a loving way forward."
A true ministry where light and power of The Lord Most High shines within to renew, to heal, to equip with the love, grace, compassion and hope restored through Jesus Christ. "A Longing To Be Cherished" the leaders workbook has not only walked me through a personal healing journey and equipped me to better lead wounded hearts in the Body of Christ but also through connective prayer, as a way to invite the Spirit of Christ to minister to the inner parts of our person that have been wounded.
Through connective and healing prayer with a prayer minister , Author and President of Clear Hope Association (Joy Pedersen) whom offers God’s compassion and discernment under the leading of the Holy Spirit. I experienced the benefit from this process in opening my heart to Jesus to allow him to enter into the memory and a place to minister his grace and truth. I have experienced a personal breakthrough and a most beautiful healing experience by connecting profoundly with Jesus through prayer. Clear Hope Association, invites Jesus to heal our hearts and the hearts of people we minister to.
Psalm 28:7 "The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving."