Jessica's Contributions

Brave Girls of the Bible {review + giveaway}

Brave Girls of the Bible

These are my brave girls. Up above, my daughter Hope {right, 6} and my niece Emerson {left, 8}. Down below, Hope again {isn’t she so cute} and the daughter of one of my best friends in the whole world {Bella, 13}. As I watch these beauties grow, I pray for their brave hearts. I pray […]

An Open Door and a Breeze of Truth

Open Door

She stood there with fear in her eyes. I had done it again. My strong words and harsh tone had crushed her spirit. It had been three weeks since I stopped the medication, cold turkey. I knew that wasn’t the right way to go about it but I had to know if the war of […]

Family Faith-Building Bundle {giveaway}

October Bundle Giveaway

As we focus on family faith-building this month, we wanted to bring you a fun, resource-filled giveaway bundle with a few items we love. This prize bundle is includes some of our favorite resources for the family plus a few fun things to enhance your time together. Valued at over $100, you can enter to […]

Easy Peasy Pinterest Round Up: Fall Decor

Fall Pinterest Collage

I don’t know about you but Fall is crazy around our house. Between traveling and back-to-school and this year, my sister’s wedding. . . Needless to say Fall decorating has taken a back burner for us. I did find a few moments the other night though, to browse Pinterest for some easy ideas that I […]

Family Faith-Building: Teaching Kids about Prayer

Teaching Kids about Prayer

My idea of prayer became completely turned upside down after our first miscarriage. When you believe with all your heart for something you know God has ordained for you to do and you have people proclaiming life over your body and the tiny person occupying it, only to lose that life. . .well, it’ll change […]

31 Days of Family Faith-Building

31 Days of Family Faith Building

  I find I anticipate October like a child anticipates Christmas morning ever since we began participating in the 31 Days Writing series with The Nester. This year, as we continue to hear from God on what he wants for the community at Grace for Moms, we will be sharing what we are most passionate […]

It’s Time To Build: Influence Conference Review

Influence Conference Review

  The word the Lord gave me for this year was growth. I’ve seen growth in my personal life and within this ministry. There’s plenty more growth to be had but as I look towards the 4th quarter of 2014 I feel incredibly blessed at the growth he’s graced me {us} with this year. This […]

Redefining the Role of the Church in Family Faith

Family Faith

Drive time is our best time to have conversations. Lately we’ve been listening to Seeds Family Worship after attending the God’s Awesome Word tour a few weeks ago. At first I wasn’t sure how my children, ages 6 and 3 would respond to the often complicated Word of God set directly to music. But they […]

11 Simple Ways to Freshen Up Your Marriage

Fresh Marriage

I’m going to admit it. . .my marriage needs a little freshening up. It’s not because my husband isn’t cutting it. No, he’s amazing. And despite the lies I hear in my head daily, I think I’m a pretty good wife. But life is happening all around us and sometimes the train is moving so […]