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, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. 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 New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.

Come, Daughter. Come Closer.

Wrestling with God, my Father, and his word. He gives me an invitation. “Come, daughter. Come closer.” Only to be followed by the enemy’s attack. Discord. Lies. Heaviness. Confusion. Isolation. Then busyness. So the question. How? How do I come … Continue reading

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When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… and Yourself by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

With the rise in Christians wanting to make a difference in the world, Corbett and Fikkert address the many issues, challenges, and mistakes involved in working to alleviate poverty both domestically and internationally.  Who are the poor?  How do we help?  Most importantly, … Continue reading

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Just do the Next Thing

Of course. Don’t get ahead of myself. Don’t get ahead of the Lord. Don’t get caught up in what I have to do later in the year, next month, or even next week. Take the next step, not worrying all … Continue reading

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Too quiet? Too loud? Where do you fall? Debunk the myth that one is better than the other in Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that can’t Stop Talking Continue reading

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Give Life to It

Last month we had some time in bible study to listen. I sat outside and, since it was a cool December morning, I chose a warm sunny spot. My brain was filled with too many words and I just wanted … Continue reading

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