The mission of Homegrown Journal is to cheer on each of us to lead lives worthy of our calling. You are invited to come alongside as we aspire towards bravery, empathy, creativity. We hope Homegrown Journal will challenge and encourage you as we share stories of what we have learned about hope, courage, dreams, purpose.

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Julie Johnson, editor in chief

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Inside Homegrown Journal

Adoption Africa Amy Tyndall Andrew McGowan Anxiety Army Author Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Bible Big Meats Big Rainbow Tomato Branson Breast Cancer Brenda Lei Casey Calling Cancer Carie Hinkle Christ Christian Christmas Church Convoy of Hope Counseling Design Dogs Dreams Eaglecrest Counseling Center Encourage Evangel University Faith Fassnight Creek Farm Fear Flora Bloom Market Foster Youth Gillioz Theatre God Grief Haiti Herzing University Homeless Identity Jan Weiss Jesus John 3:16 Joshua Manning Julia Smith Julie Johnson Jumajo Writing Company Kaela Anderson Katrin Scott Kelly Flora Law Enforcement Leadership Lesotho Local Beef Lord Love Mansfield Mark Applegate Marshfield Matthew Mental Health Miscarriage Missionary Missouri Missouri State University Mom Nachtigal Nixa Noel Nonprofit Nurse OTC Ozark Ozark County Senior Center Ozarks Technical Community College Pastor Philip Herzog Play Prayer Praying Republic Retired Teacher Ridgecrest Baptist Church Robin Rees SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging Shop Local Small Business Southwest Missouri Spain Springfield Suicide Tara Hathcock Teacher Teresa Flora Ukulele Veterans Victory Mission + Ministry Waiting