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Disclaimer: If you’re looking for expert advise you might be on the wrong page. This isn’t a blog about having it all figured out, but about being honest, inadequate, and fully available to God all at the same time. I’m not an expert at leadership, living, ministry, and certainly not parenting – but I promise to share what I’m learning about each along the way. Here’s to stumbling into truth together.

-Jessica LaGrone

Waiting on God

Think about the story of Abraham and Sarah. When I recount their story, I find myself thinking “hurry up and wait!” That phrase or something like it may have echoed in Abraham and Sarah’s minds. They received awesome promises from God but no timeline about when they would be fulfilled. They learned quickly that trusting… Continue Reading

Beasts of Burden

I love to read. You might even say that books are a bit of an addiction for me. The evidence is obvious: my home and office are over owing with bookshelves, which are over owing with books. I even got engaged in a bookstore! So when one of my favorite authors (and one of my… Continue Reading

One Letter Different 

Jeff was one of my favorite speakers to invite to special events for teenagers during the years when I was a youth minister. He always held their attention, and he always had them crying by the end—one of the unspoken standards for success in youth ministry. Our teens loved the drama of Jeff’s testimony and… Continue Reading

Reunion of the Rescued

These was my message to the inaugural meeting of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, where over 1700 United Methodists gathered in Chicago on October 7. In January of 2009, 7 years ago, U.S. Airways flight 1549 took off from New York’s Laguardia airport headed for North Carolina. The passengers settled back in their seats for the takeoff,… Continue Reading