jessica lynn shull

becoming the woman God needs me to be

walk alongside

I’ve heard it said a few times that you become a reflection of the five people you spend the most time with. So if you want to become more kind, … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

eye contact

I switched tables this morning to move closer to the sun. I feel closer to God when the sun is out. I wonder at times if that’s what he looks … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

wait & see

My coffee is way too hot to drink. The steam rises like the sun behind it. So unless I want to burn the roof of my mouth (again) or my … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

positive voice

I couldn’t get the phrase “build each other up” out of my head. So I just let myself start to write. I read 1 Thessalonians 5:11 a few times and … Continue reading

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insert here

I looked up from my reading this morning at the empty chair across from me and smiled at the thought of what it might be like to share a cup … Continue reading

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leave joy

When wet grass is mowed, the lines are so obvious, marking where you’ve been, where you turned, stopped… went back. Honestly you made quite the mess of ruts and mud … Continue reading

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your path

There are days I want to be antisocial. I want to escape into a little spot of solitude and just be. But if I all I do is go from … Continue reading

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listen understand

“Listen.” Over and over again this morning the word that kept popping into my heart was “listen.” On the surface that can seem so passive, especially if you’re in a … Continue reading

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super powers

I always thought it would be awesome to be a super hero. I always wanted the ability to fly. Or to swim underwater without ever having to take a breath. … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

different lens

You were meant to change the world. You are meant to change the world. Wherever you are, every day in every interaction you have a chance to be an answered … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

best version

The world tells us to be who we are. But that is so limiting. I can’t imagine being forever stuck as 12 year old me or 21 year old me … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

joyful timing

In some situations waiting is easier now that I have a smart phone to keep me distracted. But that doesn’t work for everything. I can’t make my hair grow faster, … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

make your mark

My husband doesn’t like when I wear lipstick. Not only does he dislike the texture when he kisses me, but more often than not, it leaves a mark. I don’t … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

through the fog

Another week of humidity is upon us, fogging up the windows with long drips of condensation. So much that sometimes it’s hard to see. My view is obstructed and I … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Today I am thankful for… high heels

There are few things in life more dangerous than wearing high heels on an escalator. And yet in that moment, as my toes towered over the precipice, I was overwhelmed … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Today I am thankful for… the gap

In the London subway system there are signs posted as you enter and exit the cars that tell you to watch your step so you don’t slip and fall (or … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Today I am thankful for… journals

I have more than the library of congress. Different sizes and shapes. Stashed away at work, in file cabinets, random shelves, plastic bins in the garage, stacks in my overly … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Today I am thankful for… light

When you wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and you flip the switch… you hate the light. You squint. You stumble. You think to yourself, … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Today I am thankful for… the middle seat

No one likes the middle seat. In the car there is rarely a place for your feet or your stuff. In the plane you can’t see out the window or … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Today I am thankful for… throwbackthursday

it reminds me that i’ve grown, i’ve progressed. it reminds me of… people i knew who brought me joy. answered and unanswered prayers. hard lessons and easy victories. clothing mistakes … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Today I am thankful for… dishes

Sure sometimes you have to soak them. Scrub them. Rinse. Load. Stack. Unload. Sometimes they break into a thousand pieces. Or miraculously get lost and result in a no longer … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Today I am thankful for… nametags

Nametags are awesome. My first nametag was wrapped around one of my teeny tiny newborn limbs so the nurses at the hospital knew to gave me to my parents. My … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Today I am thankful for… my birthday

Truthfully I have mixed emotions about my birthday. I don’t want to be the number that I am. At breakfast this morning my husband tried to convince me age is … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Today I am thankful for… my kitchen table

Some inherit them. Others sit pretty in rooms that children are not allowed to touch. Some are counters. Or foldable. Or expandable. Some are high tops. Or glass tops. Or … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Today I am thankful for… sprinkles

Some people love the cake, or the ice cream, or the frosting. Some prefer syrup, or whipped cream, while a select few gravitate toward nuts. But me… I’m the girl … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment
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