Jessica's Jottings:

On faith, food, family and frugality

Draw me ever closer…

That when I hurt, I will pray.

That when I am overwhelmed, I will pray.

That whenever circumstances rub my raw heart til it bleeds tears, I will pray.

And…in so doing, make me a greater blessing away than I ever could be while still here.

To God be the glory…

“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. May the name of the Lord be praised.” Job 1:21b

“My times are in your hands…” Psalm 31:15a

And it appears that it is time to move.

“The path of least resistance makes both men and rivers crooked.” – American proverb

And I cannot (WILL not) ask him to be less than he is so that I can stay in my comfort zone for the rest of my days…

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”(Matthew 11:28-30, NIV 1984)

“The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

Earlier this evening, I was sobbing and wondering out loud if Sarai cried when Abram told her they were leaving Ur. Did Lot’s wife process everything that was going on as they were racing away from the life they knew – twisted though it was, it was familiar and that made it comfortable. She did not know where they were going and that was uncomfortable.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.” Prov. 3:5,6

I do not have the excuse of being unprepared as this has been in the making for at least six months now. At times my heart has been harder, at other times, I’ve been a emotional quicksand or black hole.

To the few of you that will receive this post because you know me and graciously subscribed, I covet your prayers as I seek to move from dramatic ups and downs to a steady, peaceful path.

“Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.” Isaiah 40:4

Many thanks to you,


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