Joanna May Blog

Finding Liturgy and Discovering Theology

Maybe it’s because I grew up in an evangelical, non-denominational, charismatic, rhyming worship songs, sanctuary-with-basketball-goals type of church, but I love me some liturgy. This Christmas Eve, my husband and I went to a...

The Aching, Sobbing, Heartbreak of Longing

A few nights ago, I was playing my piano and singing and worshiping when suddenly it hit me: the aching, sobbing, heartbreak of longing. I started crying, “What if I never get there in...

“Hold On” Released on iTunes

“Hold On” a compilation album inspired by the documentary Nefarious – exposing the sex trafficking industry was released on iTunes last week and I forgot to blog about it! My husband J.May is rapping...

Houston Wedding

I had the opportunity to go with my friend and mentor Shelley Paulson to second-shoot a wedding in Houston. It was in a gorgeous facility, lovely weather (especially compared to Kansas City in December),...

My Personal Restoration

I went out to our backyard today with the puppies and took a look at our yard. If you’ve ever seen the movie, Secret Garden, then you can imagine what it looks like –...

Pausing my Primordial Holler

Don’t get me wrong, I love America. Washington D.C. and all those founding fathers, colonial Williamsburg and History Channel specials. I love red, white and blue, the 4th of July, Jack Bauer, and all...

Canadian Wedding with Erin and Jesse

Erin and Jesse are my dear friends from Canada. I was very privileged to be able to photography their wedding in August 2010 after a rather lengthy car ride across the country.

More than “More Lord”

I was in a meeting the other day where there was altar ministry that sounded like “More Lord!!!! We aren’t satisfied, we must have more!!!” It was tenacious, it was persistent, and almost militant,...

Altar Ministry Survival Kit

With the Onething Young Adult conference coming up quickly, and the continuation of the IHOPU Student Awakening, I’m looking forward to seeing 20,000 young adults get touched by the Holy Spirit December 28-31. I’m...

Practicals on Living in an Outpouring

Ways to keep your mind, will and emotions healthy to receive all that the Lord is doing during seasons of refreshing The Lord is doing incredible things in Kansas City right now through the...