Author Archives: Jess Connolly

A Passionate Life

A Passionate Life

A Passionate Life

When the hour came, Jesus and His apostles reclined at the table. And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the Kingdom of God.” — Luke 22:14-16 We can’t afford to play small right

Dance Stand Run: Let’s Go Back

It’s okay if we’ve had some misconceptions about grace, holiness, and mission. But it’s time for us to go back to the beginning of our faith and sort them out. ✦ Suggested Reading in Dance, Stand, Run: Intro, Chapter 1 (To be read by facilitator) Intro Ladies, friends, sisters: are you ready? This week, we’re

You Are the Girl for the Job: Let’s Quit

GROUP STUDY WELCOME NOTE FROM JESS (2 MINUTES) Leader, read Note from Jess aloud to the group. Friends! I am so excited to be with you, to grow with you, over the next six weeks. There’s no getting around it. I believe God is going to change each of us, change our lives, and change

You are not an archetype

Let’s See Other People

Do you love personality tests? I love personality tests. Myers-Briggs, DISC testing, even the one that classifies you as an animal (I’m a lion, by the way). My favorite two are the Enneagram and the Fivefold Ministry Test. I’m an eight on the Enneagram and a Prophet on the Fivefold, and these two things help

Even If You Don’t Know a Lot About the Bible

Give us today our daily bread. — Matthew 6:11 My short-term memory and my long-term memory could not be more different. I can remember minute details of stuff that happened in the 1980’s. I’m one of those weirdos who has really distinct memories of things I shouldn’t be able to remember. I can describe houses

Always Enough Never Too Much

Even When You’re Worn Out: Always Enough, Never Too Much

Even When You’re Worn Out by Jess The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. — Psalm 23:1-3 Shepherds are tough mamma-jammas. There are still shepherds today — did you know that? There aren’t too many in America,

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