3 results for tag: Tracy Johnson

Something New

by Tracy Johnson, OHM Executive Director  Recently several members of the OHM Lead Team gathered at my home to work on our plans for the upcoming RESPITE at Maranatha. My first question for them was, "What do you think of when you hear the word respite?" Webster's defines respite as "a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant or when something difficult or unpleasant stops or is delayed." As we discussed our plans for the weekend we each realized that this is very different from what people typically expect from an OHM event.  When people think of coming to an OHM event they often ...

Time to Pray

by Tracy Johnson, OHM Executive Director “We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there's nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.” ― Oswald Chambers In January 2015 we were preparing for our first Regional Journey in San Antonio, Texas when I had a conversation with Betty Lee  (a long time leader for Open Hearts in Cleburne, Texas).  "Tracy, I want to come to pray for the seminar." Her offer to come and pray was a sweet gift from heaven and I was thrilled.  That week Betty and the seminar Lead Team gathered to pray.  We sat in circles, ...

Collision with Change

The collision leaves us with choices, we can turn to others and ask for their help and presence, or we can turn to ourselves and try to figure it out alone. I hope you are choosing to turn towards kind friends who can journey with you, and that you are offering your presence to those needing the same kindness in their story.