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Jessica Schneider

Puff The Magic Dragon, Friendship Goals, & Jesus

| July 3, 2019
Friendship goals & Jesus

As long as I can remember I have had a fear of rejection and abandonment. I remember being very young and crying at the song “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Little Jackie Paper moved on from his friend Puff. Basically, as the song goes, Jackie had an imaginary friend Puff, who happened to be a dragon. They played together in an imaginary land, and Jackie is said to have loved his rascal Puff who had a mighty roar.

But as Jackie grew older, he didn’t come to play with Puff anymore, as he moved on to other toys. The song says that …

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When you know you're not enough...

4 Things To Do When You Know That You Are Not Enough

I am not enough. That is the truth that has been sinking in lately. I sat in the office with only half the amount of paperwork that I was supposed to have with me. My printer had run out of ink that morning (I…

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5 Truths to remember when facing accusation and shame

5 Truths to Remember When Facing Accusation and Shame

I have a confession.  It is a confession of sin. And it isn’t the worst one, it is pretty little, but still sin. The other day I was trying to save time, and I took a left out of a parking lot when there…

May 1, 2019

Why Should I Be Reading the Bible?

Ready? Tough question for you. What part of the Bible don’t you like? Go on say it. I can’t hear you. Speak it, there is no one to judge you. What specifically don’t you like about the Word of God? I know, hard question.…

April 22, 2019
Cultivating My Life

The Ways I Want My Life To Look, And The Truth Of The Gospel

This past weekend, my husband and I went on a one-night marriage retreat. There was a lot of material that was covered, but there was one lesson that stuck out to me. About if our marriages are an advertisement of the Gospel. Hmmmm… how…

March 6, 2019
The things you find in the waiting

3 Things You Find In The Waiting

I am not good at waiting. I will never pray for patience, because when you ask for that, it is almost like begging for waiting, because you need patience when you… wait. I don’t mind traffic, I usually don’t mind lines at the grocery…

February 20, 2019
3 Things my son teaches me about Jesus

3 Things My Son Teaches Me About Jesus

Charlie wasn’t listening again. It has seemed to be a huge pattern. So, while lying in bed about to read him a book I decided to ask him what would make him a better listener. Jesus. He said. Yeah (I said in a breath…

January 9, 2019

The One Reason We Should Just Have Faith

Just believe. Just have faith. Has anyone ever said that to you? I know pastors who have spoken against those phrases saying that they are not helpful. And I get it, I want the answers too. When God speaks, I want to know the…

December 17, 2018
Choosing Thankful

Choosing Thankful & Praising God

It was the perfect day. Cool, but the sun was shining. My son was home from school to watch our driveway get paved. He loves trucks, so this was going to be a special treat for him. My dad was there to experience this…

November 19, 2018
4 truths to remember when feeling disappointed

4 Things to Remember When Facing Disappointment

There are some faces I’ll never forget. And as God would have it, there was a face from Rwanda I would never forget. It was eight years ago, and we were waiting to go have lunch at the missionary compound by Kibagora Hospital. We…

October 8, 2018
4 Truths To Remember When Facing Fear

4 Truths To Reflect On When Facing Fear

I am just wondering how much God will allow before we break. ​That is probably going to go down in the book titled “Things I Should Have Never Said”. That quote will go alongside other dangerous things that I have said or thought like, What…

September 17, 2018
Walking with Confidence

Jesus, The Ultimate Confidence Booster

My daughter, Olivia turned 19 months today. She is a beautiful little girl who loves to sing along to her favorite songs on my playlist (No Longer Slaves, Resurrection Power, Headphones and Hanging On by Britt Nicole are just a few of her favorites),…

August 6, 2018
Selfies, Life, & Free Advice

Free Advice & The Opportunity The Selfie Strips Away

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were on a cruise. While we were at one of our destinations, we were on a beach in Bermuda and a couple was taking a selfie of themselves (is it still a selfie if two people…

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Redeeming my fears

What Would I Do If I Wasn’t Afraid?

About 10 or so years ago, I went on an excursion in Belize with some friends. Ziplining and repelling in the rainforest. It sounded fun, and it was, until the repelling part. See, I thought repelling was like kicking your feet of a rock…

June 18, 2018

Beautifully Broken And Wholly Loved By Jesus

Have you ever been moved by someone’s care and kindness? This past weekend I introduced my friend to one of the pastors of our church. The pastor offered to pray for my friend and her family, a family that he didn’t know, and I…

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My Life is God's Story

My Life Is A Story Of His Unending Love

I tried to write this post twice. I had half of both posts written, and both times my computer shut down and I lost what I had written. Key phrase, I had written. I wrote Heather saying that I wasn’t going to get this…

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