Why Are Your Friends Important For Your Soul?

Not too long ago, I was struggling with making good friends. Let me rephrase that. I was struggling with making friends, and in turn, settled for not-so-good friendships. At the time, I had no idea just how much these so-called… Continue Reading →

Slammed Doors

In my prayer this past week, God has slowly been revealing things to me.  On the outside it seems like God is closing slamming doors in my face, but on the inside I know what the Master Planner is doing…. Continue Reading →

The Greatest Adventure

We are humans. We are people of adventure. Just about all of us can look back to our childhood, when our imagination was endless. We were able to turn monkey bars into vine ropes that swing over lava. The pit… Continue Reading →

Speak

There’s this game that I’ve seen people play growing up called Mercy. Basically, the point is to restrict the other person and cause them enough pain to make them say the word ‘mercy.’

The Fine Line Between Sin and Virtue

40 miles per hour is the speed limit on University Drive going towards Highway 6. When I drive through that zone, I try to go exactly 45 miles per hour. Why? Because I can get where I’m going faster than if… Continue Reading →

At the Name of Jesus

As any of my friends can attest, I often have really insane and vivid dreams. And I have a real knack for remembering them too. The other night, I had one I’d like to share with you.

In the Spirit of Advent

Every year during Advent, the Johnson clan leads a church-wide food drive.  We ask our church community to draw a family from our sister parish in downtown Houston and pray for them, give them boxes of food, and maybe get… Continue Reading →

The Hardest Thing You’ll Ever Do

Retreat. Too much anymore this word is a sign of defeat. It means that you can no longer fight or that you are too weak to go on. The honest truth is that, as humans, we are weak. Retreating is strength. It is recognition that you are not your own savior, but that Christ is.

Do You Trust Me?

I love Disney movies. There are so many great life lessons that I might not have seen while watching as a kid, but I see them now. One such lesson is when Aladdin is floating outside of Jasmine’s massively tall… Continue Reading →

Warfare Made Easy

God wants us to be happy and at peace.  The devil does not. I hate the devil, and won’t even give him the dignity of capitalizing his name.  Every person who walks the planet deals with temptations, lies and afflictions… Continue Reading →

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