Saturday, January 1, 2011


2010 was a whirlwind:

the missions class, visiting OM usa, IJM, flying to MN, flying to FL, being a bridesmaid, swimming in the ocean, working my third summer at Sandy Cove, deciding to go to the middle east, moving into the townhouses, going to DC with M and E, fulfilling my senior bucket list, my senior recital, and lastly, graduation and goodbyes.

2010 stretched me. I struggled with who I'd become after three years at Bryan, struggled with my calling as a musician and teacher, struggled with what it means to be a friend and a sister in Christ, struggled against all the "what ifs" of my college career, struggled to be content.

Yet, 2010 was an amazing year. I deepened friendships, had some amazing experiences, had some crazy late night memories, and, most importantly, came out with a better experience of what a marvelous, amazing God I serve.

 Honestly, some of these same struggles will haunt me in 2011. I have no idea what will happen in this next year- no plan, no idea, no inkling where I will end up next January. Yet, I know wherever I go in the next year- from Maryland to the Middle East and back again-  I am confident that God will walk with me through the uncertainty. And because of that, I can say, bring it on, 2011.


  1. Oh Johanna... I love that you started blogging and can't wait to read more! So sweet to get to catch up for a few moments last night - the kids just love you, thanks for investing in them even though they are so young! Keep writing!

  2. Hey! Two thoughts: 1) you're a good writer. 2) I'm going to miss you as a roomie, but I know that God has some marvelous plans for you, even if it means being far apart for now. I'm looking forward to reading more over the next few months!