Author: Jessica

Impossible Things

Simple things though.. seems like I keep catching up with them when I didn’t know they were so far beyond me. Like the things your mom tells you when you’re three. Be gentle (gracious). Don’t complain –be thankful. Or how about, possibly, the most basic thing: Be still and know that I am God. Every Read More …

Love people. Love life.

Those two ideals seem to stand against each other when I’m saying “goodbye”. The kind of goodbye that gives me that sick, sinking feeling. That feeling like there’s a hole in my chest that goes all the way back to my spine. The past week has been especially hard. I left people I love at Read More …

Another Day in Slow Motion

As I get ready to jump on a plane and fly back to the states (..tomorrow!! To attend my brother’s wedding!!!…), I thought it would be good to pause and try to summarize what the last couple of months have held. I haven’t posted much lately so this will be long, but maybe if I Read More …

You Make Me Brave

  I had an update prepared to post next. And maybe it will soon follow with some info about what’s been going on in the past month. But I need to pause right there because something made today exceptional. Now I remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in Read More …

I Wish I Could Paint

If I could paint, I would capture the beauty and inspiration of seeing this place for the first time. I try to catch it with my smartphone, but sometimes it isn’t quick enough or discreet enough. I’ve just had to put my camera down and pay full attention to what I’m experiencing. Like that day Read More …