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Happy Thanksgiving 2016! 10 Things I’m Thankful For

Every year around this time of the year most people celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by reflecting on all the reasons they have to be thankful.

Since many of you may be having special time with your family, I’ll keep today’s post straight to the point. I just wanted to join in the celebration and share with you all just a few of the things I’m thankful for in my life.

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The Jessica Diaries: I Cried Yesterday

Yep. I cried like a baby. I covered my face and everything.

The fact that I cried is a big deal for me because I am not a crier by any means. I will rub my eyes the minute I feel tears welling up whether I’m in public or alone but these pregnancy hormones have turned me into a complete cry baby.

And it’s actually because of my pregnancy that I cried.

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The Jessica Diaries: When You Need A Break, Take It

Long time, no talk!

It seems like FOREVER since I last wrote a blog post that wasn’t required of me by a brand but I’m back (and hopefully won’t be taking another 30+ day break for a while).

If you follow me on social media then you already know why I’ve been MIA but if not don’t worry, I’ll fill you in soon enough. Besides the major reason I took a mini-hiatus, sometimes you just need a break. You feel me?

This world that we live in thrives on instant, 24/7 access to anything and everything we want. We don’t have to wait for stores to open, we can shop online. We don’t all have set work schedules, we’re often working into the wee hours of the morning or around the clock. Every idle moment that used to be reserved for silent meditation or relaxation has been replaced with mindless scrolling on social media or with our eyes glued to some device. If you are not intentional about it, you will find that you’ve failed to give yourself a break from the world. Mentally, emotionally and physically, we need periodic breaks to stay healthy.

So that’s what I did. I took a break…and I don’t feel bad for it.  Continue Reading

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The Jessica Diaries: Know Your Personnel (With Tips On How To Understand Vibes)

I’ll never forget talking with my pastor in his office one afternoon after we’d discussed the logistics of me designing a website for him. I’d asked him about his conversations with God and how to know as and when God is speaking to you. He left me with a very simple statement that I often refer back to and will remember for the rest of my life. He said:

“If God tells you once, he will tell you again.”

The way God responds is so amazing and one of the reasons why having a personal relationship with Him will supersede anything anyone could ever tell you to do. God’s way of speaking directly to us is also why I’m very cautious of people who always tell others what God told them about someone other than their own self. But that’s another conversation for another day.  Continue Reading