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Joy Stealers

Posted by Jessica on June 20, 2017 in Jessica, marriage, Motherhood |

When I was a senior in high school my uncle Steve was killed in a car accident. The following Sunday I was singing in the praise team at church and I remember my pastor’s wife coming to me and saying that she could just see the joy of the Lord in me, even on a day of […]

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Homeschool Recap 2017

Posted by Jessica on May 26, 2017 in Family, Homeschool, Jessica, Parenting |

I guess yesterday was our last school day of the year.  It was supposed to be Wednesday but due to family sickness we bumped it back! The kids have been anxious to have a last day and with a big vacation coming up this seems logical. I see the value in marking an end to […]

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Marriage 12 plus years in

Posted by Jessica on May 18, 2017 in Family, Jessica, marriage, Motherhood, Parenting |

It’s funny how after 12 plus years of marriage I can still feel “new” at this whole wife thing. I mean, how long do you have to live in a role to have it figured out? One would think twelve years is long enough to work out all the kinks. Why is grace so hard […]

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Sweet Spots

Posted by Jessica on May 14, 2017 in Jessica, Motherhood, Parenting, Uncategorized |

Yes… I do post lots of pictures of the best moments of my day. Why? Because I think we need that reminder sometime. Real life in my house is always messy, lots of sibling fights, short remarks I make to my husband after a long day with the kids. Real life is me trying to […]

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Choosing what is real

Posted by Jessica on May 11, 2017 in Jessica, marriage, Motherhood, Parenting |

As I sit in a coffee shop I’m pondering authenticity. In a world where fake is everywhere, it can be difficult to decipher what is real.This coffee shop doesn’t mess around. My plate came out with bread that went through a slow process of refinement by the hands of people I can see as I […]

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30

Posted by Jessica on June 9, 2016 in Jessica, marriage, Motherhood, Parenting, pics, Update |

To my 20 year old self on my 30th birthday… So you are turning 20.  I remember it well.. Living in that tiny apartment.  You felt so lonely.  Matt was taking lots of classes at the seminary and you wondered if it was worth all the time you were spending alone.  (Heads up.. It totally […]

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The Move

Posted by matt on June 3, 2016 in Jessica, Matt, Missional, Parenting, Uncategorized, Update |

We live in a great house; Midcentury modern, open floor plan, wood floors, lots of light, plenty of space. We live in a great house in a great neighborhood; brick paved streets, awesome neighbors, short walk to amazing coffee and Allen Fieldhouse, (Rock Chalk), and close to the highway. We live in a great house, […]

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Family Mission

Posted by matt on May 27, 2016 in Family, Jessica, Matt, Missional, Parenting |

*This post is coauthored by Matt and Jessica I (Jessica) admit I like to be organized and have a plan. I plan and write down everything… And this always proves to be helpful. We (as a society) make lists for the grocery store, house projects, ideal vacation spots… So it always amazes me a little […]

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Reflection

Posted by Jessica on May 25, 2016 in Family, Jessica, Motherhood, Parenting |

My oldest daughter raced down the hallway of our hotel in a rage.  She felt “shorted” and was refusing to come into our room with us.  It was 4 pm and our day had been filled with many emotional breakdowns from each of the kids.  I was tired and hungry and ready to relax, but […]

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Monday Morning

Posted by Jessica on May 16, 2016 in Jessica, Motherhood, Parenting |

I admit mornings are hard for me.  Not necessarily the getting up, but my expectation of what I hoped the morning would bring. In my mind the morning brings exercise, devotion, shower, and a house clean and picked up, ready for the day. Yet, the reality most mornings is a 2 year old who gets […]

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