Author Archives: Jill English Johnston

About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, with one son-in-love. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in Schertz, located at the crossroads of Texas, just northeast of San Antonio.

Building Oak Haven – final stages

We pushed ourselves relentlessly and often set unrealistic and crazy deadlines. But we promised our daughter we would have her gender reveal party in our new home.  The party was scheduled for July 1st. It seemed like a good idea … Continue reading

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Building Oak Haven – frustrations yet progress

It’s amazing how a little time and much progress can put frustrations into perspective. We hit a low point in our home building process a couple of Wednesdays ago. Leading up to that day were small irritations. Primarily toilet problems. … Continue reading

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Building Oak Haven – joy and sorrow

When God nudges, we need to listen.  And I am so thankful we did. The Friday after we returned from visiting my mom, I received another phone call (I’ve received many of them over the past five months). Mom had another … Continue reading

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Building Oak Haven – a bit of stress

The past week and a half presented a bit of stress.  More so than the typical stress of building. A few months ago, our oldest son’s girlfriend invited us to her commencement ceremonies in Maryland where she would receive her … Continue reading

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Building Oak Haven – moving right along

Yes, the Lord pours down his blessings. Our land will yield its bountiful harvest. Psalm 85:12 I am always amazed with the way the Lord blesses us with little answers. Prosource received most of our tile order and Juve and his tile guys tiled our … Continue reading

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