Hi! Long time no “see.”
Being that life progressively gets busier and busier, I thought I would utilize a free moment I had to share an update with you. When we were growing up, my mom would say, “The days are long, but the years are short.” I didn’t quite understand that until now. The years seem like they’re flying by.
I have some big news to share! I am now a co-founder of a women’s ministry. My friend, Laura Bass, and I launched God’s Enough – Women’s Ministry in February. We have a website up, you can check it out here. We claim one life message: God is Enough When I Am Not. We use our testimonies of recovery from addiction, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety to encourage and inspire hope in women ages 18-45. Combining our personal experience and Biblical studies, we write and speak on central topics such as: Bondage, Transformation, Surrender, Freedom, and Identity in Christ. Our goal is to reach women through our weekly blog, podcast (coming soon), and speaking opportunities to remind them that God is Enough in every and any circumstance!
Where does that leave Hungry for Authenticity? Glad you asked! Hungry for Authenticity is my little corner of the internet and is the official website of Megan Johnson. God’s Enough – Women’s Ministry is part of my ministry, but Hungry for Authenticity incorporates everything that I do – my scripture recitation videos, my book, etc. So Hungry for Authenticity will be a compilation of all that Megan Johnson is doing, God’s Enough – Women’s Ministry is a subset of Megan Johnson. Being that I post on the God’s Enough blog every other week on Wednesdays at 10am, I will also post that blog here for you to enjoy!
Here are some other things I’ve been up to:
Bible Study: I’m currently studying the life of Peter and his two letters. I’m really enjoying the process as I’m taking my time with it and memorizing as I go. I’ve read some books on diligent Bible study and now I’m implementing it in this process. I highly recommend Jen Wilkin’s Women of the Word, she’s been a great resource during this process.
Book: I’m still writing my book! It’s slow-going. My goal is to have a first draft done in the next few months. I was watching a video by best-selling author, Jon Acuff, and he recommends writing a really bad first draft then progressing from there. So my goal right now is a really bad first draft!
Minister Credentials: I’ve been taking classes with the Global University Berean Program to earn my Ministerial Credentials through Assemblies of God. I have six more classes to go before I can test and interview, I’m hoping to complete them this year and apply for the 2019 cycle to become a Certified Minister.
Key Spouse: I recently was appointed as a Key Spouse by my husband’s commander, which basically means I connect with spouses in Ben’s squadron to help provide community and resources. I see a great need for this in the military. The active duty member immediately receives a community when he/she gets stationed at a new base, but oftentimes the spouse is left isolated. This a great way for me to infiltrate this secular world and connect spouses.
Exercise Classes: I’m still keeping myself active by teaching a handful of cycle and Les Mills BodyPump classes a week!
Piano: I started a private piano teaching business for some local church and military children. I’ve really enjoyed teaching again and the parents have appreciated the convenience of me driving to their home. I’ve been playing consistently, currently working on a piece called Clair de Lune. I played it during my senior year of high school. It’s actually a really hard piece and has required daily practice to make progress on it.
So there’s a little Megan update. Hope you are doing well. You’ll be seeing some new blog posts from me soon. Have a lovely week!