Gun Lake, MI I mentioned here that I’m falling in love with Michigan. I mentioned here that both of my best friends are now engaged. The video below that I put together for Nick and Mj’s engagement really sums those two things up. Please check it out: michigan engagement :: nick + mijanne from Jessica on Vimeo.
Church vs. Church
Chicago, IL I’ve got a major confession to make: I love my church. That’s hard to admit, because once you say it, you’re just going to find something wrong with it, right? I mean that’s the mandatory plight of the American church-goer, right? To be in a constant state of at least slightly bothered as you choose to show up and participate, right? Right?! Well, that’s...
I Think I Just Missed the Engagement Train
Chicago, IL In the last three weeks. Two of my very best friends have gotten engaged. Mj was proposed to on a boat on Gun Lake in Michigan. They docked and then proceeded to an engagement party that all of their close family and friends flew in for. We spent a weekend exploring the magical west of Michigan and celebrating Nick and Mj. Danielle on the other hand, was surprised by Ryan and handed a...
The Purity Gospel: Book Report on Passion & Purity
Chicago, IL As my highly-suspicious-journey-into-the-world-of-popular-Christian-non-fiction-geared-toward-young-women-continues, it took an obvious turn toward the very popular book Passion & Purity. As far as I am concerned, the author of Passion & Purity, Elisabeth Elliot is boss. She, along with a group of women played a major role in bringing the Gospel to an unreached people group,...
Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL I had a coming to Jesus conversation, with Jesus actually, on a bluff overlooking the lake in southwest Michigan. It’s clear more than ever that life revolves around Michigan. The weekend prior, I watched Mj get engaged to Nick there, it was my first stop heading into the Midwest a couple months ago; Garrett will be getting married there in the fall and not...