Posts by Jessica Cole

How To Be An Encouragement When You Feel Empty

I think encouragement is something that goes hand in hand with ministry. Inevitably, someone that I am leading in ministry is hurting. It is just a fact of life. We are in a fallen world and there will always be people that are in need of an encouraging word. I heard my husband quote Charles Spurgeon once, “If you…

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What’s in your cup?

One thing I have noticed recently on social media is pictures of people with cups of “drink” in their hands. I wrestle sometimes with the why. Why are these pictures being posted?  Then it makes me think to myself, what am I wanting to display that is in my cup? I think of the old hymn…

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The Danger of Being Comfortable “Doing Church”

I don’t remember when I first joined social media, but I did so because several of my college friends had joined and it was a great way to connect with them. We initially reminisced about mission trips, funny times at different churches we ministered at and all of our blooper moments in front of people.  It…

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The Critical Difference Between Solitude and Isolation

  “A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment. A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart. “ Proverbs 18:1-2 NKJV I recently read an excellent article by a church planter in NYC. But something very important struck me that had very little to do…

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One practice that has life-changing impact.

  I remember my first experience at a Christian camp. It was the summer before my 8th grade year. My family had gone through a very tough season, but our saving grace was our church family.  Our church was truly a respite for our souls. We were there Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday night. And…

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