Welcome to Rebel Hearts!

This website is a place where I share my faith and experiences in the hopes that fellow rebel hearts can find JOY and PEACE in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. You can find my blog articles here.

One day in February 2014, after decades of heartbreak and an unquenchable thirst for satisfaction, I completely turned over my worn out, beat up, and broken rebel heart to Jesus. I experienced a true miracle. God healed me immediately from depression, alcohol addiction and debilitating shame.

My favorite Bible story is when Jesus, newly resurrected, stands before his disciple Mary. She doesn’t recognize Him! She couldn’t see through her weeping…all she could see was death and shattered dreams.

“Woman, why are you weeping?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” Thinking He was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried Him off, tell me where you have put Him, and I will get Him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” Suddenly, the veil was lifted and she saw Jesus.

Jesus called my name that day in 2014. In fact, He had been calling my name for a very long time.

Fellow rebel heart, I want you to know that He’s also calling your name. Can you hear him? Will you see?

I invite you to join me on this amazing journey as we learn to surrender our rebel hearts to God and rock the world with His message of love and hope and peace.

In Him,

Melinda Johansson