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J Johnson

I am seeking to discover, find and share salt and light into the world. After growing up in financial poverty, but with a wealth of loving people lifting me up all along the way, I struggled for a good while to "do it all on my own." Until I finally found something indescribable in a mere "about me" section of a blog. Now I have the peace that discovery provides as well as the overwhelming urge to share everything I can with as many as I can. I am now trying to use those life experiences, my formal and informal education and my over 20 years of human resources and leadership experience to have a broader conversation with the world about that something, that Light, and about Love and Leadership...with a dose of Laughter along the way. 4 Ls to live by and to soar by. Four for Soaring.

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As someone who is trying to grow closer to others and sprinkle as much salt and light into the world as possible before I go, I am humbled.  Dunbar’s number tells me a story.

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God Restores in Unexpected Places and Ways

During a hurricane, a baby lay trapped under a tree in an apartment complex.  The baby was somehow, miraculously, left unharmed by that tree.  However, this collage is not a collage about that baby necessarily, nor an apartment complex where we serve meals to the working poor and homeless […]

Let Kindness Overflow

In hope and memory of Peter

When I was a young man, I used to get pretty annoyed when my mom told us we had to be dropped off at CCD (Catholic Catechism classes) at our local Catholic Church.  Turns out, my mom was trying to give me a little bit of faith, but […]

Dare to Be Who You are Called to Be

No Capes!

Have you ever had a leader or manager like that? A parent? I bet we all have at one time or another. How did it make you feel? Empowered? Emboldened? Full of drive and energy to tackle the next big project? Probably not…

I Was You

I was you
You wouldn’t know it now
My brand has changed
What you see now is “The Church guy”
The “Christian guy”
It is hilarious to me, that when I meet you…
You think I am “one of them”
I used to sit in the back…

See the light in others

See the light in others…

Believe The Best: It’s about Valuing Relationships

I’ll never get over how important asking the right question can be.  When I began learning about ministering to others or “doing life” with other people (as the church sometimes calls it), I didn’t realize that you could so easily signal the wrong priorities with the wrong question. […]

Facing challenges and change with integrity

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