jessica lynn shull

becoming the woman God needs me to be

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sometimes

most times social media ruins me. annihilates me. into a spiral of zombie behavior and destructive comparison. but sometimes it makes me cry in a good way. a healthy way. … Continue reading

August 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

clutter

Today I am thankful for… clutter My home office had devolved into a life size junk drawer. It became the destination for random pieces of paper, bills, boxes, cards, decorations, … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 1 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

push pause

There is a lot of background noise (and foreground noise) in life. A lot of things going on that want or demand our attention. And when we’re in the middle … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

leaves change

I love fall. The trees go through a season of change every year. They don’t freak out when their leaves fall off. The world is not ending. This change sets … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · 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

rebuild

It takes more than a day to rebuild. But it’s worth it. There is a lot of history (and even recent stories in the news) of people destroying buildings. But … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

trust directions

One of my favorite scenes from Indiana Jones is when he has to walk across a chasm and trust there is a bridge beneath his feet even though he can’t … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

dignified strength

I take way too long to get ready. To pick my clothes, do my hair, put on makeup. It’s really a sloth like pace. I am under this assumption that … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

perspectives change

My life is not the only storyline in this world. Everyone starts from a different place. Everyone has different circumstances. Everyone has different hurts and pains and joys. In 1 … 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

dramatic lighting

I am thankful. It’s been a rough 2-3 weeks for me. But today I find myself looking out the window and genuinely smiling. Not much has changed in my circumstances … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

accomplished heart

This morning I wrote down the following prayer before I opened my devotional, “Thank you God for the morning & the sun. Quiet my heart and my mind to focus … 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

suns out

Note: Attempting to take a bicep selfie at work is highly awkward, I do not recommend it… But as the saying goes, suns out guns out so here we are. … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

distracting opportunities

I have a love hate relationship with doing the dishes. On one hand, I’m super grateful I have dishes and food and a kitchen and a home at all. On … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

sunrise possibilities

I sat in simple wonder this morning. Not trying to solve a problem, make a to do list, or build my schedule for the day. I took a moment to … 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

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

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

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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
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