About Jessica

Hi!  I’m Jessica.  I feel blessed to have experienced many places in the world and to be able to interact with people from many different walks of life.  I work in the field of education, teacher preparation to be exact, which is perfect for me since I love being involved in and surrounded by learning.  When I was 23, I lived on an off-the-grid organic farm in a tent for a year in an attempt to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and, while I did learn a lot about farming, I still was rather lost!  I have been a massage therapist, model, actress, nurse’s aide, bagel maker, and a shoe salesman.  But thank God, 6 years ago I found what I’d been searching for and everything fell into it’s place.   My husband, Emmanuel, is from Brazil and we were recently blessed with the opportunity to spend six months there.   It was amazing to get to spend time with his family, travel around Brazil, and work on improving my Portuguese.

I feel led to connect with people and share my thoughts.  I have spent countless hours filling journals, but since I went back to school 6 years ago I’ve hardly written anything that wasn’t assigned and submitted for grading.  So, now is the time to break that dry spell!  There are so many things going on within and around us.  I am amazed each day by how great our God is and how wonderful it is to have been created for a purpose greater than our own desires.  We have hearts meant for love if we only allow them.  I still am blown away that despite all of my struggles and imperfections, my God loves me anyway. 

17 Responses to “About Jessica”

  1. Sarah Mynatt July 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    You are so amazing and you have inspired me to blog too.
    I have written so many things, but never thought of blogging. This is nice, it opens us up to our own vunerabilitys and allows God to use us despite ourselves and our weaknesses. Love the name. Fab!

  2. lovemeanyway July 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    Thanks Sarah! Yeah I think that blogging is a great new way to let God work in our lives. Can’t wait to see your blog!!
    Jessica

  3. Vanessa July 30, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Hey Jessica! Krystn told me about your blog so I checked it out! I love it! And I can’t wait to read more about you and your experiences. Blogs are a great way to get to know people :).

    PS- I love your pictures!

    • lovemeanyway July 30, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

      Hey Vanessa! I’m stoked that you like my blog so far 🙂 Yeah, I totally agree that a blog lets you get to know the author better. Do you have a blog? If so, I would love to check it out.
      See you at work 😉

      Jessica

  4. Vanessa August 2, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    I do have a blog :). And I’d love for you to check it out! http://apostrophethecat.com.

  5. bendedspoon August 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    you have an exciting life and there’s a whole lot more to go. this is exciting:)

    • lovemeanyway August 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

      I am so glad that you are reading my blog! Yes the future is exciting, isn’t it?! I checked out your blog and it is great. I love the photos of your kids bending the spoons 🙂 I will be following your posts.
      Thanks!
      Jessica

  6. bendedspoon August 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    thank you! and oh i am already following yours without asking your permission because i am wondering how could you have love dessert without a trace of it 🙂 Of course, it’s beyond dessert but i guess sweet, still 🙂

  7. Carol Ann Hoel August 11, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    I am so glad that I peeked at our “About” message! What a colorful history full of adventure! How wonderful to know another blogger who is living to serve God. Thank you for sharing.

    • lovemeanyway August 11, 2010 at 11:57 am #

      I am so glad to know you too! This blogging world is great! May we live for God’s will and work 🙂
      Jessica

  8. christielambert83 October 1, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    Hi, Jessica…I just found you via CWO and I’m catching up on your archives! Your post with all of the music videos included several of my favorites, so I immediately knew I’d like it here. 🙂 Have a blessed weekend! ~Christie

    • lovemeanyway October 1, 2010 at 10:45 am #

      Hi Christie! I am so glad that you found my blog. Hope that you have a blessed weekend too!
      Jessica

  9. tedeli April 6, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Hi, Just a random question.. how did you get the “share this” feature onto your post? Thanks.. Pastor Greg Laurie Rocks! =)

    • lovemeanyway April 6, 2011 at 10:49 am #

      Hi 🙂 Yes, Pastor Greg Laurie does rock!
      So, for your question about the “share this” feature: If you are using wordpress.com, when you go to the “add new post” page, below the text box where you write your post is another box called “likes and shares.” In that box, there are two different options to check, if you select “show sharing buttons on this post” then all of the sharing features should appear on your post once you have published it.

      Hope that helps!
      Jessica

      • tedeli April 7, 2011 at 4:51 am #

        Thanks Jessica,
        I will give it a try.

        God bless,
        Ted

  10. bayareamomma April 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Hey, my hubby is Brasilian too. :o) loving your site :o)

    • lovemeanyway April 11, 2011 at 11:16 am #

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by my site 🙂 I just checked out your site…the message about God’s view on beauty is awesome! Your kids are so cute..what a beautiful family! Keep up the good work with your writing and ministry and everything God has called you to do!
      God bless,
      Jessica

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