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Walking without a Why
February 18, 2021 | HJoc Blog

Walking without a Why

About a year ago, I was sorting through some confusing circumstances and I found myself exhausted and in a cycle of praying about a decision, making one, then inevitably questioning the conclusion I had come to. This all sounds very vague, but I’m telling you like this because that cycle doesn’t just happen with one […]

Concealer: Friend or Foe
February 9, 2021 | HJoc Blog

Concealer: Friend or Foe

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love makeup. I’ve been wearing it since I was about twelve years old and doing it on others as a side job for the past four years. I think it’s amazing what looks can be created with makeup. I can make my face bright, colorful, and scream […]

The Discerning Power of God’s Word
February 4, 2021 | HJoc Blog

The Discerning Power of God’s Word

Hebrews 4:12 states, “God’s word is living and active, sharper than any two edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” This verse was a reset for me. It reminded me that God has given me himself through […]

Will You Marry Me?
July 11, 2020 | HJoc Blog

Will You Marry Me?

Do you truly believe I gave you your energy, your youth, your wisdom, your influence, your power to sit on it? Everyone hates to be single. I get it. It feels like junior varsity or second-class citizenship in the kingdom of God. Marriage is a single unit of the ultimate expression of the trinity. I’ve […]

The Church Experience
May 16, 2020 | HJoc Blog

The Church Experience

If this quarantine has taught me anything, it has shown me my lack of appreciation for the church. My earliest memory of Sunday mornings was being woken up with “get ready, so we’re not late”. That tradition has spilled over into my adulthood…into many of ours. Even if we do not routinely attend church, we […]

A Fairytale Fraud
March 30, 2020 | HJoc Blog

A Fairytale Fraud

  March 30th, 2019 was by far one of the greatest days of my life and the most empty. To preface the reader, My husband is the greatestMarriage is amazing (when used for God’s purpose)God is to be praised for my heartache poured out below… The Engagement  In the beginning of my engagement season, I knew my wedding […]

Virus of Control
March 28, 2020 | HJoc Blog

Virus of Control

In late 2019, a new headline was introduced as several citizens of Wuhan, China began to undergo a sickness. This particular phenomenon spread at the speed of lightening causing numbers to grow off the chart. News then spread to neighboring countries about this outbreak. At the end of March, the United States is leading the […]

March 28, 2020 | HJoc Blog

You are Good (audio)

I love the sound of an organ. This is not an actual organ, but a setting on my keyboard.  

A Christian Experience
March 9, 2020 | HJoc Blog

A Christian Experience

God did not give me a spirit of fear but of power, love and self-control.  This is my daily reminder and most powerful combative verse to answer my specific call by God each day. It keeps me grounded in faith. It reminds me that my weaknesses are His opportunities to strengthen me. I am enabled […]

On the other side of Yes
January 5, 2020 | HJoc Blog

On the other side of Yes

Yes, Lord. I’ll follow you. Boom. Now you’re a Christ follower. You’ve believed in your heart and confessed with your mouth. Salvation? Check. Complete surrender? Check. How bad can it be? What if on the other side of yes meant: Losing the support of your family because they believe something different Biting your tongue when […]

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