Will you pick me?

will you pick me? by jessicavanroekel Have you ever felt like you are standing with your hand waving in the air, ‘pick me, pick me?’ Maybe as adults we don’t really do that but I think we all have that desire to be picked. Chosen. We ask: Pick me for the […]

Mirror Mirror

mirror mirror by jessicavanroekel Mirror mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all…. The face looking back at me runs through the litany of comments…. fat ugly selfish prideful wounded graceless blunt tactless opinionated dominating controlling manipulative jealous this list could grow and continue and morph into whatever […]

What’s in a name?

Continue reading… What’s in a name? by jessicavanroekel Is it our name that makes us who we are or who we are that marks us with our identity? How many feuds have been won and lost simply over a name: The McCoys and Hatfields, The War of the Roses, or The […]


In our spiritual walk, prayer is as important as breathing. In an effort to make sure you know that, people tell you how to do it, how much to do it, how big of a deal it is, what to do when God “doesn’t answer”, how you’re doing it wrong, […]


In my last post, I mentioned that the Lord longs for our participation, not merely our observation, during our praise and worship times (Song of Solomon 2:14: ‘My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding place of the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your […]