culture · identity · relationships

how to support others without sounding cliché

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is watching you? Do you ever go through seasons of life where it feels like nothing is working for your favor? Like someone is throwing every hardship your way, just to see what you do next? Do you ever feel like you're stretched so dang thin, you… Continue reading how to support others without sounding cliché

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how to survive the weight of the world

My heart has been heavy this last year. And I'm pretty sure we all feel the same. The American climate, altogether politically, emotionally, and spiritually, has been anything but healthy over the past twenty-four months. Filled with anger, judgement, regret, fear, depression, anxiety, and so much more, we are left feeling empty, drained, confused, and… Continue reading how to survive the weight of the world

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why we shouldn’t be striving to get back to normal

After over a year, I've finally made it back to this platform! I wanted to take a second before I dive into our topic for today to thank each and every one of you for continually asking me how my writing is going. Every single time someone new asked me about this blog and if… Continue reading why we shouldn’t be striving to get back to normal

career · culture · identity

it’s okay to take time to find your purpose

This is going to sound crazy, but I don't think I ever realized how incredible of a feeling finding one of your biggest passions can be. When I was growing up, especially when I left to go to college, a question that always surrounded me was this idea that I needed to figure out my… Continue reading it’s okay to take time to find your purpose

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why crushed dreams don’t equal a crushed future

We've all been through it before: an idea all of a sudden pops into our heads, and it starts to consume our minds. The more time we spend thinking about it, the more excited we get. Maybe we start to do research, ask questions, consult friends and family, and even pray about it! Then we… Continue reading why crushed dreams don’t equal a crushed future

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I understand that I’ll never understand. but I stand with you.

I haven't written in a while because, if I'm being honest, I've been at a loss for words and haven't been sure how to speak up. Every day we hear of more riots, more vandalism, and more heartbreak. Every day we learn of more injustice and hear cries for peace, mercy, and understanding. Every day… Continue reading I understand that I’ll never understand. but I stand with you.

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how losing our dream home taught us about futility

The moment Joe and I found out we were pregnant, my mind immediately started thinking about all the things we were going to need to buy and all the preparations we were going to make for the arrival of our child. As you might be able to guess, the more research I did into what… Continue reading how losing our dream home taught us about futility

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how to put OK before your WHY

I don't know why all of this is happening, it's really hard to trust God's plan right now. But we are not called to understand His plan. I'm reminded of yesterday's sermon, say "okay" first and "why" later. It's not easy, but one day we will see the full picture.Joseph Philip Johnson Today marks the… Continue reading how to put OK before your WHY