culture

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.

culture

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

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