Joanne’s Blog

Superwoman Syndrome

A few years ago, I wrote an op-ed titled the Superwoman syndrome. The point of the article was to help women who are overwhelmed with life make space for God in their lives. In a recent blog post on margins, I wrote the following on the same subject: Together we are on an amazing journey […]

God’s Purpose Prevails

From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do. (Isaiah 46:1) Good morning, Making Space for God Community! Do you believe that God will do what He said […]

Driving in the Fast Lane

Years ago, when I lived in Germany, I remember my frightening first trip on the Autobahn; it seemed like everyone was driving at a speed above 80 MPH. I got in my very slow, no pick-up car, and huddled on the side of the road, praying for my life. Everyone else seemed calm and confident. Why? […]

Comforting God’s People

Happy Thursday, friends! As you know, this semester, we have been studying the book of Isaiah together – what an amazing time we’ve had digging through this amazing book! The book of Isaiah is literally packed with stories, history, characters, etc…the list goes on. So let’s start with a bit of a review of what we’ve […]

Why Me?

Do you ever think that God is out to get you, that He is just waiting for you to mess up? Sometimes, I meet Christians who view their lives through the “Why me?” lens. The question I have is this: ” Why not you? ” I say this because life has it’s share of suffering […]

Effective Prayer

‘The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power.’ – James 5:16 (Amp.) Hello, Making Space for God community! This week, our study of Isaiah continued with a look at the topic of effective prayer. In the […]

The Blame Game

Happy Monday! The other day I witnessed a couple in a heated argument. I was not eavesdropping; it was just impossible not to overhear their conversation. They were blaming each other for something that their child did. I went home and smugly thought to myself,  ‘So glad that I am not prone to blaming my […]

God’s Strength to Deliver

This week, we continued our study of Isaiah with the lesson, “God’s Strength to Deliver.” As you know, I like to share notes from my weekly teaching here on the blog. So, let’s start by looking at the meditation verse for this lesson — ‘Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say […]

Creativity

This morning, I have been thinking about my son who has a passion for photography. He started with a simple desire to take pictures – but after 6 months, I noticed he had 1,000 ‘likes’ on one of his photos on Instagram . I say this not just as a proud Mom but to encourage […]

Rest for Our Souls

This week, we continued our study of Isaiah with the lesson, “Rest for Our Souls.” As you know, I like to share notes from my weekly teaching here on the blog. So, let’s start by looking at the meditation verse for this lesson — In repentance and rest is your salvation; in quietness and trust […]