career

how to lean more on prayer in your daily life

I've found that the saddest part about being laid off is when you have to tell your coworkers, who became some of your best friends, that they won't be hearing from you much anymore. On Monday morning, I had to do this with one of the best construction managers I've ever worked with; it was… Continue reading how to lean more on prayer in your daily life

identity

how to block out the haters and lean on God

Do y'all ever go through life wondering when God is finally going to start listening to your prayers about a dream you've been thinking about for what feels like forever? Y'all, I honestly thought I would never get to where my life has turned within the past twenty-four hours. From hearing my mother-in-law is back… Continue reading how to block out the haters and lean on God

culture · identity · relationships

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

relationships

Please Stop Judging When Your Opinion Isn’t Taken.

Over the past twenty-something weeks, Joe and I have been bombarded with opinions, practical solutions, and suggestions from people who claim they know what's best because they've been through it before. Let me let you in on a little secret: just because you've been there, done that, does not mean you know what's best. I… Continue reading Please Stop Judging When Your Opinion Isn’t Taken.

culture

how to balance blessings while figuring out your future

I woke up this morning thinking, "man, we really have been blessed". Have you ever suddenly had a realization like that? Where you're just going about your day and there's this moment where God kind of opens your eyes a little wider to how He's working? Recently we've started to see how tempting chasing all… Continue reading how to balance blessings while figuring out your future

relationships

how to deal with family during the holidays

One of the greatest commandments that, I believe, trips up Christians time and time again is the one in Exodus 20:12: Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. The real question begins when we reach the holiday season: how do we honor our parents and… Continue reading how to deal with family during the holidays