I’ve always loved my middle name, Johanna because it was my grandma’s name. Recently I learned it means graced by God, hence the name of my website. This was extremely special to me because God’s grace is what’s gotten me to where I am today.
I have received His grace countless times in countless ways, and let me tell you, it has been quite the journey. That’s what this website is about, my many attempts at self discovery which led to the biggest discovery of all; I didn’t need to find myself, I just needed to find God and His amazing grace.
Grace is when God gives us what we don’t deserve.
Mercy is when God doesn’t give us what we do deserve.
My relationship with God has deepened and transformed so much since that point. At first it was hard to see, just like watching a tree grow. Day to day, there was no visible difference but after a couple years had passed those roots had grown strong and the growth was evident in the fruit that tree bore.
That’s what God has done in my life. Every day God is molding me into the person He created me to be. Helping me learn that I don’t have to be perfect, that my brokenness is what forces me to rely on Him and trust that He is working everything out.
That trust has allowed me to take my focus off my own life. To stop worrying about all the details of life, and focus on simply building His kingdom while He takes care of mine.
Honestly, I have no idea where the next few years will take me. I’ve always had a plan in place, but now I’m simply giving it all to God because even though I’m not sure where I’m going, I know I’m a long way from where I was.
I’m attempting to grow this platform and website as I move forward with writing my book and trying to get published. So follow along and see what God has planned, because I know it’s going to be amazing.
Join me in my journey and start spending each day with Jesus in His word, praying, and sharing your life with Him, and I promise you’ll look back in a year and be beyond grateful that you did.