I’m Jessica (or Jess, if you’d prefer), and I’m Christ-following, goat-adoring, pen-collecting, iced-coffee drinking wife and mama. I’m passionate about helping other women see the gentle ways God pursues them in everyday life, and thereby showing them His love in real, practical ways.

I am so glad you’re here.

A few years ago my husband and I were praying for our newborn niece when he said words that would forever be embedded on my heart: “Help her as she is adjusting to life in this world.”

As an infant, she was adjusting to the world; as we prayed, though, I realized that in truth, we all are. We are all adjusting to life in a world for which we were not created. As C.S. Lewis famously stated, “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”

So we are all sojourners, and every heartache and frustration comes from the plain truth that we are not at home in this place. We were created for heaven and life in perfect union with our Creator. The journey home is not always a smooth one, though, and we are too easily distracted from both the purpose of the journey and the ultimate destination. It is my hope that wherever you are on the journey toward home, you’ll find encouragement for your travels while you’re here. Along the way, my passion is to encourage you to do three things.

Look up, believing that there is more to life than what any of us can see with our eyes. We keep our physical and spiritual eyes focused on God because He wants to be known and will guide us every step of the way home.

Look to the side, holding fast to the people with whom God allows us to share the journey. The road is long and lonely without our fellow travelers.

Look inside yourself, discovering your desperate need for a Savior and watching as He works to fit you for eternity in heaven.

Regardless of where we are on the journey, God is with us and drawing us to Himself. He is in the clouds and the breeze and the laughter of a child. He is in heart-shaped rocks and breathtaking sunsets and crashing thunder that shakes us at our core. He is all around, desiring nothing more than our undivided attention and unrivaled devotion. In our darkest places, He is the hope and light we’re seeking as we muddle our way through.

Together, we’ll find Him. Together, we’ll find ourselves. And together, we’ll make our way home.

Take a look around, and consider subscribing to my updates for regular encouragement. Think of this space as a little local coffeeshop, always open with a cozy booth waiting just for you. Come in, breathe for a little while, and be refreshed for the next leg of your journey.

I’m so glad I get to travel with you.

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