JESSICA KASTNER

My baby just left for college. And now I need tranquilizers.

There are so many moments in parental life we just ...
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Swallow Hard, Vote Trump

Down the street from us lives a U.S. Congressman who ...
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Marriage is Killing the Anarchist in Me

I married a rule follower. Like a lifelong Boy Scout, ...
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The New Normal

It only takes one thumb scroll through Facebook to indicate ...
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5 Ways to Praise Yourself Out of a Funk

I really stink at many a life function. Like I ...
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My Epic Back to School Manifesto

Ahhhh, back to school. The only three letter phrase delivering ...
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5 Things I’ll Miss About Quarantine

In an attempt to maintain quasi-delusional hope that this quarantine ...
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Failure Rests in Yesterday

I have become a morning person. I don’t know how ...
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8 Ways to Keep up the Romance During Quarantine

I was married approximately two months before quarantine kicked in. ...
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Thank you God, for Blessing Me, so much more than I Deserve

I am slightly unhinged, 5’9 proof of God’s immeasurable grace.  ...
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Censorship. The Language of Cowards.

I treasure authentic people. The kind who say what they ...
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5 Ways to Beat the Quarantine Bulge

Top Diet Hacks to Beat the Quarantine Bulge I gained ...
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Motherhood, Your Artform

When I get to heaven I will have two questions ...
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God is Bigger than Your Rut

Ruts are the worst. Just the word “rut,” is ugly. ...
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3 Things to Remember, if You’re an Imperfect Mom

Ah motherhood. The place where our girlhood dreams of baby ...
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Run as if You’d Never Fall

This image next to this post of course looks nothing ...
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Kids. The Cure to Narcissism

Some say the way to gain humility is to deny ...
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Expect a Miracle

I am a total worship junkie. And given my sorted ...
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Dear Fortnite. Satan Wants His Game Back

I consider myself an A minus parent. I’m not winning ...
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Powerful Ways to Transform your Thought Life

If day-dreaming were a sport, I’d be a gold medalist. ...
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God. Father to the Fatherless.

The week of Earth Day has always been reflective for ...
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3 Characteristics of God, Every Heart Needs to Know

I think the world would look drastically different if most ...
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The Key to Victory is Trust in God

I wonder how drastically our lives would change if we completely ...
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Why God is Good…All the Time

I literally cry, every morning, thinking about God. It usually ...
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Why Moms Need Prayer Even More than Sleep

What makes the best kids is the best you. At ...
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5 Scriptures that Will Re-define Your Prayer Life

Prayer is one of the most intimate ways to connect ...
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For the Single Mommies…This One’s For You

Ah, water. The lifeblood of the human race. The bringer ...
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Dear Kansas City, We Want Our Sister Back

When my youngest sister left our hometown, college-bound KC we ...
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5 Truths about the Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a staple of the Christian faith. We know ...
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How to Stop Negativity in its Tracks

Negativity is a natural human response. Especially nowadays when we’re ...
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Some Things Never Change…I’m Glad Doesn’t

I’ve never been much of a city gal. The chaos ...
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To My Bestie, on Her Wedding Day

I’ve always been so glad God made me a girl. ...
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3 Things Prison Ministry Has Taught Me about God

Sometimes we think we have God all figured out. Many ...
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Lies We Believe, That Keep us From God’s Best

If we lived according to how God sees us, I ...
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Ode to Jen Hatmaker, My Muse (Apologies in Advance)

We all have those special people inspiring us on our ...
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Top 5 Hardest Moments to Maintain Your Christianity

For some, admitting you’re a Christian is tough. I’ve never ...
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Sometimes the Best Prayers are the Unanswered Ones

In an instant-gratification-addicted world, where we need and want answers, ...
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A New Year, Walking in His Presence

I love New Years. Something about new beginnings and new ...
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How to Keep the Joy of Christmas, 365 Days a Year

I felt a literal blast of joy the other night, clutching ...
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Our Faith Must be Hiding Under Trump’s Hair

I’ve made it through an entire election season without a ...
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Top 5 Scriptures that Banish Fear

When I think about the root cause of so many ...
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Gorilla Shooting Just Might Have Ushered in the End Times

I realize Jesus said no one can predict the official ...
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4 Things to Avoid When Christian, and Single

Keeping a pure thought life and remaining celibate until marriage ...
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My Baby Went on a Date…and Now I’m Ready for Jesus to Return

It is amazing to me, how many high and holy ...
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Why Today is the Day to Share Your Faith

Last year, God put it on my heart to get ...
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I Prayed over a Stranger, and Mercifully, Live to Tell

I recently had the most incredible God moment of my ...
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