A Full Measure

A couple years ago I was asked to speak for chapel services at my daughter’s high school. I remember being scared to death. The thought that terrified me the most is that these kids would be little versions of me when I was their age, and guys, teenage Brittney was a total turd! As I sat there noting what I … Read More

To Be Known

Over the years God has constantly revealed Himself as wise in His leading, and faithful to supply His strength in my weakness. He had taken me from a woman who imagined a purpose to one who was living and fulfilling her purpose. Though the process had been challenging, and at times His instruction didn’t make sense for the moment I … Read More

It’s Worth the Risk

The culture we live in can cause many of us to fall short of what God desires for us, our best life now! Not tomorrow or yesterday, but today. We are handcrafted by God for purpose; we are not here by happenstance. We are the life and light of God. I absolutely love the name of this ministry, “Worth the … Read More

Can I Have This Dance

My husband and I love to dance. We have danced since we dated. We even like to dance in the kitchen. A good Pandora station can do wonders for a couple. If anyone saw us they might laugh, my goodness… we laugh at ourselves! But it is so much fun and such a sweet thing between us. I had struggled … Read More

When To Trim The Unnecessary

So, I have had this particular goal for pretty much all of my 30’s. I truly just want my mother to walk in my home, gasp with delight and say, “Oh my, Jackie, your plants look so healthy, ALIVE, and well taken care of!!” I know, I know. I reach for the stars with my aspirations! Lol. But (like many … Read More

Obedience In The Midst Of Nonsense

“So they [the disciples] went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.  Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.  He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”  “No,” they answered.  He said, “Throw your nets on the right side of the … Read More

Gates to Courage

December 19th, 2016, I remember standing in front of a huge Buddhist Monastery’s iron gates in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Lord spoke to me about sharing the Gospel with these beautiful baldheaded girls, that were enslaved behind the walls. This gate was “supposed to be locked,” but was supernaturally unlocked and cracked, whispering for me to enter. Need I also mention, … Read More

I Didn’t Even Know I Was Starving Until I Really Started Feasting

Happy new year!!! Can you even believe it is January 1 already? Or, even crazier, we are now living in the 20’s! I feel like we should all be putting on our flapper dresses to celebrate. lol I know many people set resolutions when a new year rolls around. Lose weight. Eat better. Be on the phone less. Work out … Read More

20/20 Vision: Purpose + Joy

Anyone else equal parts exhausted and excited at this time of the year? Some of us are navigating busy holiday schedules, while others may be looking forward to ringing in the new year already. When thinking ahead to 2020 and our purpose, it may be enticing to buy into the worldly idea of becoming our “best self”. To become our … Read More

Fear, Faith and Trust

I am afraid of all kinds of things. I’m afraid of heights- so I don’t like most rides at amusement parks, ski lifts, or riding to the top of the arch in St. Louis; to name just a few. I will ride in an airplane because sometimes there is no choice. I try not to think about being in a … Read More