Showing posts from March, 2013

It was my sin that held Him there.

Have you ever been so sad and so grateful about the same thing? I feel that way today as I think about Jesus. I'm sad that He had to die. I'm sad that sin ever entered the world. I'm thankful that He died to save us. To save me. I'm thankful that His death wasn't the end of the story. I'm thankful that He is risen and sits at the right hand of God. In my imagination, as He was hanging on that tree, we all crossed His mind. You know how people say that your life flashes before your eyes right before you die? I bet it was our faces that flashed through His mind. He died to save us. All of us. All you have to do is accept that. He would have done it just for me, if I was the only sinner ever. He would have done it just for you. Think of His sacrifice. Accept it. Believe it. Confess that you are a sinner and need it. He is waiting for you. Love, Jessica

Overcome the Lie Blog Tour!

Have you ever believed a lie? Like really believed it in your heart? Has a lie ever overshadowed the truth in your life? Well, you aren't alone, friend. My sweet new friend, Ashley , started this amazing movement called Overcome the Lie. Reading the stories from other girls (I like the word "girls" better than "women" - sounds younger) about the lies they believe has totally blessed me. That sounds crazy, but really, knowing that I'm not alone has been a tremendous comfort. Overcome the Lie exists to empower a generation of women to overcome the lie because Jesus overcame the grave. Our desire is to promote a culture of encouragement and victory by providing resources and opportunity for women to rise above the lie. Our hope is to raise up a community of women who will walk in wholeness and identity, declare the truth boldly and advance the Kingdom with passion and power. I knew I wanted to be a part of this movement. I knew I wanted to be fre

Influence Network Meetup

I'm Jessica. Y'all, I love the Infl uence Network . LOVE. I was pretty pumped up to join this link-up and get to know my other Influ en tial sisters! (Did you know that you have influence? You. Yes. Seriously. ) I have no shame in taking a trillion pictures of myself...and then posting them all to I nstagram (or Facebook, Twitter, etc...), which you are sure to know if you already follow me! Here's one photo I love:   This pict ure is from last Easter! I like it bec au se I feel like it captures me: happy, fun, and stuck in a tree!  ;) Three things you should know about me: 1. I love making n ew friends. Seriously. Let's be real, invest-in-each-other-and-love-each- other friends.   2. I daydream a lot. I have so many things I want to accomplish. Right now, I'm trying to dec ipher between what I want and what God has fo r me. I'm hoping the two things are the same. You know the feeling?   3. I feel like time is passing so qu ickly. I keep gett