Our heart and the mission for Minutes Matter is to journey alongside women and help them live intentionally, discover their unique purpose, link arms with other women, and lead lives that bring glory to God.
Our vision is to witness a movement of women eager to serve and love God, their families, and EACH OTHER in everything they do. We want to see a society of Jesus-loving, approachable, transparent, and fearless women rise up and create a culture of unity and sisterhood never seen before.
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! Luke 1:45
Hi! I’m Josie! I am married to my best friend, Jason, who loves me well and reminds me of Jesus daily! We have three super cool babies that keep us humble and on our toes. Our lives are busy but our hearts are full and we are thankful to the Lord for it all! 🙂 I will save you the details of my first 25+ years, but I will tell you this, fear and the wrong relationship had a death grip on my life! If you would like to read more about that, you can do so HERE.
What are some things you love?
Well, love! Really, I love Love because I know that Love is a person named Jesus who LOVES me, has made me with a unique purpose, and desires that I enjoy ALL He is and has for my life. He desires that for you too! He’s AWESOME! After Him, I love my husband (and I think that he may be the most interesting, kind, cool, and hilarious person I have ever met), my kiddos (all three, we are outnumbered 😉 ) my family, my friends, pickles, strangers, oatmeal with bananas and cinnamon, books, worship music, cheese, apples and peanut butter, writing, coffee, animals, exercise, everything nature, and YOU! Whew! You still with me?
I LOVE when another woman is brave and shares her heart story with me- and we connect because we can relate to something found in each other, because we chose transparency. That gets me pumped!
I LOVE creating ways to give women an opportunity to share their story and God-given gift with the world.
I LOVE witnessing women connect to Jesus in real ways because of His beautiful Gospel and grace and because of the story another woman shared!
I LOVE seeing women start to heal mentally, emotionally, and more than anything spiritually because they are choosing Christ-likeness and Godly community over competition, comparison, and criticism.
I LOVE and thank God for the calling and gift it is to me to serve women in this capacity.
I LOVE how God speaks to me through His Word! The Bible is so very alive!
Why did you start the Minutes Matter Movement?
This started out as a blog back in 2011. Expressing my heart came easiest through typing it. However, I noticed I always wrote with a bent towards helping another hurting heart as I was navigating my own. Writing was therapeutic for me, and still is, but BEING and serving alongside women for me, is healing! I have always had a deep concern for the hearts of my girlfriends and the women I would interact with on the daily basis. These women would share their hurts, insecurities, and fears with me as I would share my own personal struggles and victories.
It became apparent to me that we spend SO much time stuck in pursuit of the wrong things. In these constant exchanges with many different women, over the course of the last 15 years, I have noticed two key commonalities-We all need Jesus and we ALL need each other. Why Jesus? Because He satisfies our EVERY need. (Let’s be honest, we’re pretty needy) and Why each other? Because we need to know our similarities. Because each of us has a story to tell and a story to learn from. Because we were never meant to do this life alone. Because together, we can do AMAZING things! Because time is fragile, we need to be intentional about how we spend it!
So, over the course of the last couple of years, and over many sleepless yet prayerful nights, the Lord developed Minutes Matter and its various components. These components give women an opportunity to learn, share, encourage, be encouraged, serve, and join a Christ-centered community of women in pursuit of living with intention.
What is the MOST important thing you want women to take away from their time spent here?
YOU- yes you reading this, are made with great intention and therefore should live like it! God had specific reason for EVERY thread of your life. Each aspect of your very being was designed by God for this very minute in history and you can’t afford to waste your time here! When God was sculpting your heart, He didn’t just think of talents, appearance, and quirks. He thought of a great big and precise purpose that only YOU could fulfill during your time here on Earth. Pretty AMAZING huh? This verse below? This verse is about YOU friend! You are SO loved!
“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!” Psalm 139:16-17 NLV
Know that you are an intentional one of a kind design and we need YOU!
More than anything it is our prayer that you do not let people, upbringing, tradition or religion dictate who Jesus is to you, for by these things He may not have been accurately represented. HE will show you who He really is, if you simply accept a relationship with Him, a relationship as real as the one you have with your very best friend. Only this relationship will be far more beneficial. A relationship with Jesus brings joy in ways never thought possible. Have you met Him? Read His Love Letter To You HERE!
If you are interested in what we value and believe, we align ourselves with the following: Statement of Faith