Joanna May Blog

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...

Memories from a 17-Year-Old Wanna-Be Mystic

The International House of Prayer in Kansas City is about to celebrate its ten year anniversary of 24/7 worship, and that’s got me all nostalgic. I was in high school when the prayer room...

What Do You Feel About Me?

I’m sitting at the kitchen table after a long day. Austin, my 4 month-old puppy has brought out of his basket almost every toy he has. He’s currently running around making quite a racket...

Showing Mercy

The Catalyst I’ve been working in non-profit organizations, churches and ministries for about 7 years now and recently, I have been SOOOO frustrated. It’s been hard! People get bogged down with politics, lots of...

Living with an Open Heart

Right now, I’m out in California in a dorm room as I’m spending time with some kindred spirits. For two days, I have been with friends (and moms) tackling the deep things of the...

Into Great Silence

It’s 10 o’clock on Thursday evening. I’m sitting at home alone watching a 3-hour documentary on Carthusian monks called Into Great Silence. Before you make assumptions about my piety, let me tell you that...

An Introduction to Christology

I am taking a class at IHOPU called "Christology II" instructed by Stephen Venable. Last spring, I led worship for his class "Mystical Life of Communion" and it was amazing. I think it should...

First Steps in Articulating Adoption

Many of you out there know that I am adopted. Maybe you’ve read my previous blogs on the spirit of adoption (if not, read Some Day I’m Still an [Adopted] Prodigal), or maybe you...

Discovered In Conversation

In conversation, I have realized that perhaps my thoughts on God are a little unorthodox. I just assumed that all "believers" felt the way that I do. Perhaps this is not the case.  ...