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Bad case of FOMO
July 27, 2019 | HJoc Blog

Bad case of FOMO

The social media feed never ends. Think about it…You were on your way to bed just last night and thought, I have five minutes before it’s bedtime. I’ll just check my feed real quick since I haven’t been on since my lunch break. Maybe someone responded to my Marketplace post. I only have five minutes, […]

Dark Mornings
May 12, 2019 | HJoc Blog

Dark Mornings

This morning is one of many where I have waken up with knots of anxiety deep in my bosom. I feel very fragile and susceptible to danger. If I could describe it, I picture my heart as an open wound sucking air that needs to be filled. Longing for hope, longing for purpose. I wonder […]

Faith in the Unfamiliar
December 29, 2018 | HJoc Blog

Faith in the Unfamiliar

Transitions are all about moving from what is known towards what is unknown; about leaving what is familiar to embrace what is unfamiliar. It seems that right when life starts to stabilize, someone pulls the rug from my feet. Once I overcome one struggle, another sprouts. I wish I could wiggle my nose and jump […]

Signed. Sealed. Delivered.
September 17, 2018 | HJoc Blog

Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

When I visit someone’s home for the first time, nothing catches my eye quicker than a family portrait. It is something so sweet about seeing a family, all together, usually color-coordinated with the biggest of smiles. Though, when I see pictures of adoption, I instantly melt into a blob of emotions. By no means do […]

Limited but Free (ft. Qkirajah Robinson)
November 30, 2018 | HJoc Blog

Limited but Free (ft. Qkirajah Robinson)

Black men, our beautiful black kings, even treat us as if they did not enter the world through our wombs…It hurts.  As promised, this is Part Three to the three-part series Limited but Free, where three women will share about their experiences being a minority. They will also share how God has been a pivotal part of […]

Limited but Free (ft. Mpho Moepadira)
August 23, 2018 | HJoc Blog

Limited but Free (ft. Mpho Moepadira)

Know that Christ sees us as worthy and that is all that truly matters As promised, this is Part One to the three-part series Limited but Free, where three women will share about their experiences being a minority. They will also share how God has been a pivotal part of shaping their identity in a world that […]

Limited but Free (ft. Jessica Moreira)
September 10, 2018 | HJoc Blog

Limited but Free (ft. Jessica Moreira)

The two languages that roll off my tongue connect me to two cultures but house me in neither. As promised, this is Part Two to the three-part series Limited but Free, where three women will share about their experiences being a minority. They will also share how God has been a pivotal part of shaping their identity […]

The One who Covets
August 19, 2018 | HJoc Blog

The One who Covets

 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor. Exodus 20:17 Covet is an old-fashioned, dressed-up word for the phrase “it is not yours”. To covet is to yearn or […]

Finding your groove
August 29, 2018 | HJoc Blog

Finding your groove

School has officially started for most students across the map. Books are to be ordered, teachers are handing out assignments left to right, and planners are being covered in ink. Going back to school has many components that causes students to undergo immense stress and anxiety. (I happen to be one of those students, so […]

Limited but free  (3-post series)
August 1, 2018 | HJoc Blog

Limited but free (3-post series)

A bird is only free to fly once it realizes that ‘up, up and away’ is where freedom is found. This is the start to a 3-post series of Christian minority women who are very much limited in society but have found their freedom in Christ. Each individual will discuss three main points: An experience […]

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