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: 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.

Whole 30 – Final countdown

Only six more days and we’ll have completed our Whole 30. It’s been good. Although frustrating at times because it takes a little extra time for meal planning. But everything is fresh and seasoned well. Our energy levels are higher, … Continue reading

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

If 2020 taught me anything, it was to listen. First, to press in with Jesus, ask questions and to listen for his answers. Second, to begin exploring and hearing the voices that are different than mine. After participating in a … Continue reading

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Whole 30 – Over Halfway There

When coconut milk tastes sweet, I realize the sugar dragon has been maimed. I can’t say slain, because it wouldn’t take much to revive it to rear its fiery head again. I use the coconut milk in my coffee. No … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Retreat: Lake Somerville State Park

We all need to get away now and then and starting out the new year with a prayer retreat has always been a favorite of mine. Given the challenges of gathering and praying with other believers, combined with the desire … Continue reading

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This is my Church

I walked through the wood on a winter day. A pleasant day. A pleasant path. Hints of green winter grass poked up amongst the brown. Some of the trees sported bare branches. Some did not. Some trees designed to keep … Continue reading

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