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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

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

Royalty and The Gift of Leadership

If you have spent any time at all in the checkout line at the grocery store, then most likely you’ve noticed the many magazines that draw us into the stories of our world’s royalty.  If you are old enough to remember Princess Diana, you’ll remember the minute-by-minute coverage of her life from the moment she… Continue Reading