culture · identity · relationships

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

identity · relationships

7 verses to lean on when you need support

Over the past few days I've begun to pray about a venture that might ultimately change the course of my life. I touched a little on this in my previous blog post, but never delved into specifics. While I still am not comfortable with fully explaining what is going on right now, it's been something… Continue reading 7 verses to lean on when you need support

career · culture

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 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

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