About Me


I am a forty-something-year-old woman who loves life! I am thankful to my Creator, and the life He has given me. I love to sing, read, write, exercise and cook wholesome meals for my family and friends. I enjoy reading the Word, reading great books, meeting with friends over a cup of good coffee or tea. I appreciate deep discussions. I am a huge supporter of home education. I am concerned about the interest of children throughout the world and feel a particular passion for influencing the lives of “the least of these” on a local level. My favorite place to be is the beach. I love the ocean – especially warm, clear water that I can float and play in. I greatly enjoy public speaking and leading groups. I feel incredibly blessed to be married and to share life and ministry with seven children. My family and friends know my struggles, my passions, my hopes and dreams and they walk right with me through all of these things. I have the pleasure of being an adoptive parent and have learned much from doing foster care in our community for several years. I enjoy having relationship with people. I love talking, laughing and sweet fellowship. Looking forward to hearing from you!

24 Responses to About Me

  1. Lori Scott says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Just wanted to let you know that I got here! Looking forward to keeping up with you!


  2. jaw123456 says:

    Thank you Lori. I have enjoyed our conversations. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  3. Kelly says:

    Hi Jess,

    You rock girlie! Love your blog…I believe you have put your heart into it and it shows. Thank you so much for sharing it with me. Hope all is glorious! love ya, Kelly

  4. jaw123456 says:

    Hi Kel! Great to hear from you. Let’s share coffee soon!

  5. Jan says:

    Great Job, Jess. I’m not surprised that you write as well as you speak. Blessings on you and how you will impact many people with wisdom and faith through this blogging experience! love jan

  6. jaw123456 says:

    Thank you Jan for your sweet words. Hope you hae a great week. Love, Jess

  7. KC says:

    Hey Jess,
    Great site – I too am not surpised at your ability to relate and share your feelings. You are as good as a writer as you are a speaker. I believe you and many will be blessed by this site. Looking forward to more articles, thoughts and bits of wisdom :-)….love KC

  8. Jewels says:

    It amazes me how much we have the same interests, yet we never get to spend time together. I think we would really enjoy each others company, ha hahha, hope we can have that coffee soon! You rock and I love you!

  9. jaw123456 says:

    Let’s make that coffee date!

  10. christina says:

    Hi Girly…
    Such lovely perspectives… the garden analogies always speak to my heart. Thank you to our sweet Jesus for giving you words & thank you to you for listening & sharing!

  11. MeriJean Seward says:

    Thank you Jessica, for sharing so much of yourself and life with others. I look forward to more blogs with all your great inspiration. I’m so greatful to have been allowed to partake in your destiny,

  12. Wendy says:

    It’s good to see your life in Hawaii!! Looks wonderful!!

    • jaw123456 says:

      Thanks Wendy. I saw a picture of you with a beautiful orchid lei and wondered if that was taken in Hawai’i…?

  13. Wendy says:

    HI Jess!
    Yup that was an amazing family vacation about 5 years ago to Maui!!! Hoping to bring the family back next year for our 25th!!! Blessings!!

  14. Shirley Perry says:

    Hi Jess,

    I loved reading about your adventures and experiences in Hawaii and seeing all those little tan faces. You are an amazing writer–we just may be reading one of your books one day! Thank you God for watching over this precious family. Blessings to you!! Love, Shirley

  15. Emma says:

    HI I met you at your church in January 🙂

    hope to hear from you.


    • jaw123456 says:

      Emma! So glad you stopped by. Yes, I remember meeting you in January and praying for you, and your husband and children traveling back from Haiti. Several times since then, as the Lord has brought you to mind, I have prayed for your family again. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the beauty of adoption. I would love to hear from you and hear about your life and how things are. I can be reached more privately by email jessi97520@yahoo.com.
      Thank you for sending me a note 🙂

  16. Debra Kilby says:

    Hello Jessica and family!
    Just wanted to say hello and glad that you all are getting settled in your new home. I truly enjoy your site! Can you share the recipe of your famous tacos?
    Justed wanted to say hi and will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
    May our Lord continue to bless you and keep you all safe.

    • jaw123456 says:

      So glad you found your way back….
      Do you mean the tofu tacos? I would be glad to post any recipe…I will try to get to that this coming week. I have a bunch of pictures to add as well…I get a little frustrated trying to add pics sometimes. There must be an easier way…?
      Hope you are well Debra! Love, Jessica

      • Debra says:

        Hi Jessica!
        Yes, it is the tofu tacos. I think everyone would enjoy having your recipe.
        Love your site!
        Blessings to all of you.

  17. Jessica,

    I got to read your blog. I just shook my head…. you life is sooooo much like mine, even though you are nearly half my age. Can’t wait to get together again. Meantime I will be praying for you.


  18. Kimi says:

    Jessica ~
    You truly are an amazing woman of God. Found this site by clicking on your post in FB, and I luv it! You continually bless us women with loving inspiration. I am blessed to call a woman such as yourself, my friend. Look forward to reading more from you, from HIM.

    Me Ke Aloha Pumehana ~

    • jaw123456 says:

      Kimi! Great to see your response. Thank you for your constant encouragement. You are a blessing to me. I so appreciate you!!

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