So, I have thought seriously about starting a blog for a long time. I have a lot to say, so I figured I could just yell my thoughts at the virtual world and hope someone might be enlightened or brightened or at least entertained at work! I guess I should tell you who I am first.
My name is Jessica. I am a 20 year old dreamer. I have made so many plans for myself and dreamt big dreams for my life. I am in college right now and working on a degree in Psychology; I am completely fascinated by the human mind. I ride bikes, like, road cycling and mountain biking, as a sport and exercise, and I would love to get into racing this year. I love watching movies and get completely lost in books. I love going to Starbucks and think a trip to Target is the cure for anything. I am extremely passionate and strong willed, and I often think too deeply and overanalyze. I also truly believe that a single person can change the world- even if it's just one person's world.
I am a total optimistic and I believe the heart of man really is good. I think my faith in Christ is part of the reason for my constantly positive outlook. God has taught me so much the past few years, and one thing I have really been learning is how God is a lifeline. In this world, we try to make him a guideline, or a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” but that is an incredibly wrong picture of our God. In a world where we are constantly failed by people and life, God is the only thing that is secure and safe and unfailing. When we view him as a lifeline, we know that joy and happiness should be constant, because our joy and strength is in Christ alone.
“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”
My hope for everyone is that they could feel the joy and excitement and happiness that God has blessed me with, and although I am no great poet or Nicholas Sparks, if my thoughts can be something someone might relate to or laugh at or have an “ah ha!” moment about, then I have accomplished way more than I planned. So read and enjoy, or don’t read, or read and don’t enjoy. Anyway! Love God. Love people. And until next time...