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Blessings and Jokes

Blessings and Jokes Two of my favorite things to do are give blessings and tell jokes.  Almost every Sunday for 42 years pastoring Lutheran Congregations in California and Arizona I gave the Aaronic Blessing at the close of worship. “The Lord bless … Continue reading

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One “word” from God changed my life!

One word I hear God saying changes my life.  I can go for at least a month and perhaps a life time when I receive a revelation, calling, Scripture promise, sign, dream, prophetic word, through which God is speaking to … Continue reading

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Teaching Outline: Healing and Restoring Relationships by Forgiving

Learning How to Pray with Others, School of Ministry, January 6 & 13, 2014 Radiant Church, Huntington Beach, CA
 Healing and Restoring Our Relationships: Forgiving One Another Dr. Joe Johnson, Heart of the Father Ministry, pastorjoejohnson@gmail.com 714-756-0088 Eph. 4:32; instead be … Continue reading

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A new mentor in my life, Pope Francis

I have a new hero /mentor in my life,”Pope Francis the Revolutionary”. Author George Weigel writes, “Nine months into his papacy, the pontiff has made clear his aim to restore the church’s original evangelical passion..… First and foremost, Jorge Mario … Continue reading

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Healing Depression

DR. JOE JOHNSON, pastorjoejohnson@gmail.com What is depression? Healing the Wounded Spirit, John & Paula Sandford.  Depression is a condition in which our personal spirit has died to its capacity to sustain the person fully, either emotionally or physically.  Despondency is … Continue reading

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Especially for Pastors

November – 2013 Increasing and Abounding in Love by Dr. Joe Johnson “May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all.” What is your life message? What are you pursuing in life? If … Continue reading

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Increasing and Abounding in Love

Increasing and Abounding in Love, Dr Joe Johnson, Heart of the Father Ministry, 657 Avenida Sevilla Unit C, Laguna Woods, CA 92637, pastorjoejohnson@gmail.com “May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all.” (1 … Continue reading

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Repetition Compulsion

“As the Jews were called by Moses to escape from the country of Egypt, to follow him in the dark night, to cross the Red Sea, so also is each individual brought into the wilderness, where a new period begins. … Continue reading

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Reflecting on my 70th Birthday

I received 70  comments and 139 Likes on the Facebook post. on May 24, 2013 so thought I would include it in my blog.  Seventy years ago May 24 my mother gave birth to a son at the age of … Continue reading

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Sealed Orders and Sacred Wound

Sealed Orders and Sacred Wound  Agnes Sanford uses the phrase, sealed orders to describe God’s destiny, plans and purpose for our lives.. These are not orders like you would receive as a soldier. It is our way of being in … Continue reading

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