Hi. I’m Jess. : ). I started this blog to help others find joy, even from the trenches. I’m a slightly unhinged mother, wife and friend who’s thankfully experienced enough victory and freedom in Christ to be able to encourage women in any season of life. My gifts are few, but I believe God's given me a heightened ability to feel his goodness no matter how ugly or bleak the circumstances. Either that or I have a dissociative disorder. Really prayin’, it’s the former.
This site should feel like more like a long, soulful chat between the kind of friends who embrace the crazy, broken parts of each other, because we are His, and He’s got this. We’re on the right path no matter how ridiculous it can feel, so we might as well embrace the mess and dance in the kitchen instead of freaking out when dinner burns. Preferably to late 90’s R & B. Because Jesus understands.
There's so much freedom and comfort when we're able to share our thoughts, struggles and victories with each other without fear of judgement, and so much relief felt knowing we're not alone. I hope my words do just that.
I believe laughter is the most underestimated tool and gift from the Lord. It heals, unites, and transports us into His resting state, which is joy. Life is too short, and God is too good, to waste time in defeat. So cheers to the journey that solely ours, despite the bumps and detours. With Him, it'll be a beautiful one.
“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” - Job 8:21
My loves: My "specially blended" batch of children, "Big Jack," Eli, Kenai, "little Jack," and Sophia. And my husband Rob, walking proof of God's faithfulness.
My ministry: I serve as a coordinator for Straight Ahead Ministries, holding Bible studies within juvenile detention centers. Biggest honor and adventure of my life!
My passion: Writing is my happy place. Next book to come is "Pretty Holy: Devotions for the Slightly Unhinged."
My weakness: Avocados. I drove out in a snowstorm last year after discovering I couldn't make guac. I dunno.
My life verse: "Seek ye First the Kingdom of God, and all else Shall be Given to You."-Matt. 6:33