jessica lynn shull

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Tag Archives: choice

windows

Today I am thankful for… windows. When it’s cold and I don’t want to miss it. For the world outside of me, that God allows me to see.

September 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

anticipation

God gave us another day. Another sunrise. Another opportunity to choose better. To respond with character, integrity and a patience… that will wait for a sunrise. What will you choose?

August 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lessons: Road Trip Edition

Font size is important, but so is the 3 second rule, the scan button on the radio, air conditioning, and the messages you choose to share.

August 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

go make a sunrise

The sunrise exists because blue and yellow remain who they are, yet hang out together. Together they create a gradient. Go make a sunrise.

August 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lessons: Special Weekend Edition

Not all lessons occur Monday-Friday. Sometimes they explode all over the counter in a cloud of orange dust on a Saturday night.

August 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

My Top 9: Week 3

People say the devil is in the details. I disagree. Beauty is in the details. Insight is in the details. God is in the details. So this week I cut down my list from 20 to 9 and I went deeper.

July 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

it’s easy

Sometimes it is helpful to admit that being an adult is hard. Self-control is hard. Choosing to respond with kindness is hard. Choosing to be silent when the world shouts, is hard. Choosing God’s way is hard. But the hard stuff? That is often where the world needs you to be. Where God asks me to be.

July 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

fear

I quit my job. But I wasn’t unhappy. I wasn’t running away from anything. I was running toward something.

July 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

you’re the one

You’re the one the world has been waiting for. In the rain. In the sun. Take the chance. Make the move. God gave you a purpose. Love.

June 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

the we

I tried writing so many times today and nothing stuck. It felt like a ramble of so many disconnected thoughts. Until one photo, with one post, from an old friend, reminded me of how powerful words can be.

June 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

the secret

In a moment, in the rain, I heard more, I saw more, and found joy.

June 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

responding

We often miss how much control we have in our response. We claim “we had no choice,” but it’s our response to their words, no matter what those words are, that reveals our character. We have an opportunity, you and I. To receive feedback with curiosity and compassion. To choose a better way.

January 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

resolve

I sit here at the tail end of a cold, head pressure filled, mouth dry, teeth oddly achy, nose plugged (and yet miraculously runny at the same time). Laying in … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

one body

Today is a new day, but this body I am sitting in is the only one I get on this earth and there is a lot God has for me … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

follower

He changed. I changed. We’re not the same people we were when we got married. He is a better man than he was when I met him, and he will … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

be available

“to be” is a verb. (Sorry for the impromptu grammar lesson but it’s important.) When someone asks you if you are available or if you have time, the real question … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

choose direction

When your alarm went off did you hit snooze? Or did you turn it off, get up, and start your day? No matter what you’ve already done, start from right … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment
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