Hello! I’m Jess. I am totally in love with this guy—>Derek.
We think it is pretty awesome that we get to parent three amazing elementary age kiddos. And goodness they are growing up so fast!!!!God has us on a journey to serve him as we adventure together for the cause of Christ. We love doing life and ministry together. Derek is a pastor at Immanuel Church. It is a great privilege to be a part of that church plant from the beginning as the Lord is working in so many ways to bring that body of believers together.
Our days are full, but we also purpose to carve out time for rest.
A Bit About Me:
- I love adventure equally as much as curling up on the couch at home…I love a chat over coffee, a summer day at the lake, a date with my hubby at the bookstore or the movies, a day at the beach, a spontaneous road trip, a long nap, and an afternoon playing outside with the kiddos.
- I love hand-lettering and I definitely have “artist blood” in my veins…which means I’m always up for a project or at least a good brainstorm.
- I love to teach, both in the classroom (currently as a substitute), but also in various ministry settings.
- I love people who are genuine, they make me feel so welcome, and I too try to live each day with authenticity in hopes that others around me feel welcome. I am soooooo far from perfect, but I am totally in love with Jesus, and want to live in such a way that makes Him smile.
A Bit About This Blog
“Tune My Heart” is a place for hearts and for Grace. A place to practice my writing and dabble in photography. A place to connect hearts and to encourage truth-seekers. You see, like any instrument, our hearts can so easily fall out of tune. The noise, the busyness, the worries of life can drown out the clear sound of Truth. We become distracted, confused, and joyless. So we must pause to listen to God’s voice and tune our hearts to sing His Grace. Sometimes this means digging deep into God’s word, sometimes it means noticing his little graces along the way. This space is for all things Grace-filled. Time can stretch on between posts nevertheless somehow I always find myself back here sharing. Thanks for reading!
Part of our journey has been pregnancy loss (which, in my strong opinion, should have a more accurate name such as “pre-birth child loss” or something other than “miscarriage” which seems to mislead people into thinking it is a failure or mistake or something you can simply “try again” at ). You can read more about our story here. However, much of that grief is not written down publicly as it is too difficult for me to talk about. I do however want you to know that if that is part of your story too…you are not alone, your story matters, and your suffering has meaning. This is the verse we cling to:
Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. (Psalm 33:20-22 ESV)