Lettered Hope

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Hi friends and followers,

I am transitioning to my new website, www.letteredhope.com, and would love for you to join me there!

I just published a new blog post on my site tonight titled Broken and you’ll be able to read my new post, find all of the old content from this blog, as well as some new things.

Please check it out and subscribe if you’d like to keep receiving updates from me. I won’t be using this blog anymore.

Your sister in Christ,
Jessica

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Great Is Thy Faithfulness

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Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee,
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not,
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided,
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
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“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hopeIt is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.”
Lamentations 3:21-26
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“…and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.”
Deuteronomy 33:25b
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“Give us this day our daily bread.”
Matthew 6:11
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I can trust Jesus, I can trust Jesus
He never once has failed
To meet my needs.
He is my strong tower,
The strength in my weakest hour.
I can trust Jesus,
He’ll take care of me.

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June 18th

I haven’t written in a while and this is a longggg update! You might want to get some coffee or tea and find a cozy spot to curl up in before you begin reading.

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I have been dreading this month, especially this day, for 216 days now. Two-hundred and sixteen days ago was when I miscarried. Continue reading

Bearing Burdens

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My best friend Melissa and I recently opened an Etsy shop called Burden Bearing Baskets (BBB). Michael can verify that what I’m about to say next is true: There has been nothing in my life in that last (almost) 6 months that has come close to making me as happy or motivated me as much as this business.

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Five Months Ago

  

Dear Lord,

Exactly five months ago right around the time this post publishes, was the day I found out I was pregnant with our precious first child. The moment that test turned positive I was filled with pure joy! Saying thank You doesn’t even feel like I’m scratching the surface. I cannot express the amount of gratitude I feel in my heart to have been privileged to carry a child that You c r e a t e d. I feel beyond blessed with the love You planted in my heart for our child. Thank You for creating women to feel so much love for our children, even when we don’t get to meet them. It’s miraculous that I continue to feel so much heartbreak for a child that I only carried for eight weeks and never knew. You are so good! You’ve held me through this four month, two day journey and I have so much confidence that You will continue to hold me until I no longer need to be held. And then You will faithfully stay right by my side, guiding me, holding my hand, loving me, helping me through whatever You deem is best to take me through. I can’t thank You enough for blessing us with a child and changing my life forever because of it. Through our child You drew me closer to You and Your Son, closer than I’ve ever been before. You are so near to the brokenhearted. You are just so good in every single way

I will praise You for our child was fearfully and  w o n d e r f u  l l y  made in Your image!

Amen

Amazing Grace

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Some days it just hits me, like today, as I was walking down the hall at work, I suddenly felt so sad that I won’t be holding my baby in June like I’m supposed to. The desire to be an active mother is a hard desire to quench. And sometimes the pain of remembering I should have a big belly by now is slightly overwhelming. Continue reading

Brainstorming

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Hopefully this will be a short little post. I have some things to share and I want anyone and everyone’s feedback. So please comment when you’re done reading with any thoughts or ideas!

Last night, or rather super early this morning, I was thinking about ways to help women who will unfortunately suffer from a miscarriage in the future. It has been hard for me to find good Christian resources. But beyond finding good content, one of the worst things about a miscarriage (financially and emotionally) is when all of the bills begin to flood your mailbox. Continue reading