We spent our Resurrection Sunday on a plane. Traveling home from a weekend full of celebrations of life and family and log-cabin-snuggles and deep-breaths-of-juniper. It felt strange, really. Not stopping to worship formally. Corporately. Or traditionally. Yesterday morning, I settled in to the lanai table with our babe rocking in his chair next to me. […]

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  • April 18, 2017 - 7:06 pm

    Jaida - “That one-time-in-one-verse Greek word points back to one Hebrew verse in the Old Testament. And that one-Hebrew-verse connects again to a three-sentence” how did you make the connection between Ezekiel 47 and Matthew 21?! I couldn’t find the cross reference! ReplyCancel

    • April 20, 2017 - 9:59 am

      Jane Johnson - It wasn’t an outright cross-reference, just connecting the dots between a tree that will never cease producing fruit and the tree that was found barren!ReplyCancel

  • April 18, 2017 - 7:07 pm

    Jaida - LOVE this post by the way!! ^^ReplyCancel

“Make sure to call me before he opens his gift!” my grandmother told me on the phone. It was a few days before Christmas and she had carefully hand-picked a gift for Josh. Wrapping it up meticulously, before putting it in the mail. I promised her I would, as we shared a muffled laugh so […]

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  • April 8, 2017 - 11:15 am

    Josh - Awesome. Love you.ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2017 - 3:56 pm

    Simi - Thanks for the reminder that we flourish according to his will. Thanks for sharing the stories that ties those truths down in your heart and make them real, love this!ReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2017 - 4:57 am

    les - Such a great reminder of joy and pain. Thanks for sharing your stories. I love how the first comment I see is from Josh.ReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2017 - 5:09 am

    Kay - I read this before going to church this Palm Sunday and was moved to tears by the tenderness in this story you shared…. thank you and Gods’ best blessings to you and your family! kbReplyCancel

It was June of 2003 when I first heard the words.  A whispered statement of fact that was so distinct.  And delivered with Spirit-spoken authority. you’re going to write a book I was floored.  My prayer journal pages had been filling to the brim with nuggets and revelations and blow-my-mind-connections.  So full, in fact, that I […]

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  • March 16, 2017 - 11:30 am

    Simi - Yes, yes, this is so awesome! I love how God works and what He has taught me with the words He has given you! I am sooo beyond excited for you sister. I am looking forward to getting that book because He has done amazing things with Treasures of Darkness in my life and I cannot wait to see what He does with your new book.

    By the way, I start working through Search the Scripture this year with some sisters. I am so grateful for the blessing of meeting you and your obedience to Him in all of it. I pray He continues to bless you and use your life for His glory!!! <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • March 16, 2017 - 12:18 pm

    Angelsea Urban - Of COURSE you are! Finally! I have seen your name in print on a book cover forever engrained in my mind. I once said I wanted to be first in line at your book signing! Maybe it can be in NYC?! lol I will camp out if I have to. I can’t wait to read your Holy Spirit dripping book. So much congratulations Jane! XoxoxReplyCancel

  • March 17, 2017 - 4:14 am

    Tasha - I’m so excited about this!!! I want you to know that because of a free 30 day Bible study that you offered a summer ago I found a deep desire to study God’s Word in a way that I never had before. I’m very grateful to God that He gave you this desire for this ministry and I pray that you are blessed and God is glorified through it!
    -Sincerely,
    Tasha (a woman who’s live was changed forever because of your faithfulness to God).ReplyCancel

  • March 17, 2017 - 7:36 am

    Sara - I love that this opportunity has found you, as it sees to find so many bloggers these days. But I really have a heart for reminding people that if they feel called to write books, they do not need to wait for a book proposal from a major publishing house to do so. I myself feel passionate about self-publishing and am excited to do that, while still holding a wish and a promise to be published by a house someday as well. I suppose the same way you created bible studies and e-books before you ever had an offer from a publisher. If someone feels called to write, they should write and not let the idea of needing an offer from a publisher hold them back, because the reality is that in today’s world, they wouldn’t get an offer without self-publishing their writing first, whether that’s on a blog or in e-books. Often, God’s promises aren’t fulfilled until we start actively walking in our calling before it is fulfilled, in faith.ReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2017 - 4:10 am

    Erin - YES. Yes yes!!! Popping champagne in San Diego for you NOW!!!! – Jeff + ErinReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2017 - 2:09 am

    Veronica - Jane!!
    At church yesterday the pastor did a sermon on Psalm 27:14 ‘Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.’ Which spoke to my heart. Then I finally got to sit down and go thru my ‘Jane Johnson’ Mondays and saw this email in there. By the way, i really save all your emails, and send them to people. I can’t wait to see what the Lord does with your teaching, book writing, motherhood ❤ I know I’ve never met you but I adore you ❤ thanks for your emails they speak right to my heart from Him ❤ReplyCancel

“Behold, I will do a new thing.” It seems to be the catch-phrase verse that is most often quoted at the start of a brand new year.  And with it comes to the hope of new beginnings.  New resolutions.  New dreams.  New seasons. The words of Isaiah first caught my attention in the fall of […]

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  • February 9, 2017 - 4:18 am

    Celina Vargas - I need this and am thankful for His perfect timingReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2017 - 12:11 pm

    Ellie - This was so so timely. “Oh, sweet friends, our God is so faithful. And so vocal. If only we would be brave enough to believe that we do, in fact, recognize His voice.” That sentence moved my heart, thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • February 27, 2017 - 4:28 am

    Heather - I have had this email in my box to read for weeks now and never had the chance. This week God has put on my heart (several times now) a verse from Hebrews 3 – and the part that continues to stand out to me is “If you hear God’s voice today, do not be stubborn”. I have deceived to focus on these words for for one month- just to see what happens when I deliberately and intentionally set out not only to hear God, but to listen. And obey. Even when I want to be stubborn and disagree. Or worse, ignore what He is speaking to me.
    I love that having just finished my morning time with God, I decided to finally open this email and read it and it is filled with God (I honestly shouldn’t be surprised) speaking to me again…confirming to just listen for His voice. He is here. He is speaking to us in so many ways. All we have to do is listen.
    Thank you for this beautiful and amazing message. I am positive it touched many more lives than just mine, But it was a beautiful blessing to me this morning and I wanted you to know!ReplyCancel

The glory-laden details of our tiny babe’s story isn’t limited to the fact that he was conceived after ten years of waiting.  (Although the glory-weight of that one detail is enough all on its own.)  The timing of his arrival is an example of those immeasurably-more-than-we-can-imagine things that Paul talks about in Ephesians 3. In order to really […]

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  • January 28, 2017 - 4:31 am

    Austie - Man….I lay here with tears in my eyes as I read these words. God really is so good that he would include all of these perfect little details. That he would bless the delivery and even give you 10•10•10
    My favorite part of course!ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2017 - 6:14 am

    Veronica - Oh how I love your life story so much ❤ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2017 - 6:30 am

    Alexis W - So beautiful. I love that our God is a God of redemption and He gives gifts perfectly. I’ve been following your story not long — just since you shared that you were pregnant. I wept reading it bc I have a similar story. Four years of waiting, of praying and believing, of tears and heartache and then joy and now a perfect baby boy naps in the other room. His name is Ethan which means strong but sometimes I think it should mean joy because that is what he is. Pure joy. And so much more. Thanks for sharing your birth story and your journey with the world and for reminding all of the women still in the wait that God still answers prayers…and gives the best gifts at the perfect time. Ps we know the youngrens too! My hubby is also a SD photographer and he sometimes works with them. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2017 - 8:39 am

    Kay - This is a charming loving sweet tear jerker! May your years ahead with Jordan be blessed abundantly with God’s continued love and guidance! Thank you God for gifting Jane with a fantastic ability to share with all of us life incased in your love.ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2017 - 10:51 am

    Josh - My favorite.ReplyCancel