Hi :] I'm Jess! Roman Catholic, pro-life girly girl in my twenties :] I am a Synesthete and an INFJ :] I'm pretty much Martha Stewart minus the jail (aka I enjoy cooking, baking, decorating, crafting, etc). I also love to surf, write, sing, play my instruments, and do artsy things :] I am madly in love with Christ <3 I love to make friends, so please message me! :] You should check out some of the pages I have made and linked above :] You might find them to be quite helpful! Love you and God bless~

Congrats on finding a new job! Work hard and always remember the most important thing in any job - HONESTY! I know that it may sound a bit strange saying this and a bit random, but trust me, at one point you'll understand. Always remember to be honest in your work, no matter what it may be and to never complain but to be content with what you have and give thanks, just like John the Baptist taught us. Contniued on next ask.
Anonymous

Cont… In my first job, I was once paid DOUBLE my regular pay one week (and it was a well paying job) and I could’ve kept my mouth shut but I didn’t. I called my boss and told him and you know what he replied? “Thank you. I can now see that you’re honest and trust worthy and I appreciate that”. I was then promoted and given higher resposibilities. I haven’t stopped praising God for what I have (and don’t have) since then. Give thanks, even for the bad things and always remember to trust in HIm totally!

Thank you soooooooo much!!!!!! I will definitely be honest! <3 I am so thankful to have this job and I really want to do well (: It has been a lot to learn but I’ve definitely learned a lot in the time that I have been there (: God bless you! <3

Posted on 17 July, 2014

When you're stressed out, stop for a lil' while, put on some Bob Marley, and just take it eeeeaaaaasssssyyyyyyyyy lolol! The man's music will totally mellow you out lol. Listen to a song of his called "Easy Skanking" and you'll see what I mean. (=D
Anonymous

Oooo I’ll have to listen to that sometime!!! I love the song “Turn Your Lights Down Low” (:

Posted on 17 July, 2014

Even as a stand alone site with few updates these days, your blog is still an amazing set of Catholic resources and essays. Not that I'm complaining, I'm really glad that your focusing on your life a lot more these days which obviously has to come first. I really hope everything is going great for you, Jess! Hope you can start blogging regularly again soon, but only when you're well settled in life. Until then, we'll wait for you. God bless, "Flo" lol. You're awesome.
Anonymous

Awwwwww this made me tear up a little!! (‘: Thank you soooo much! That really means so much to hear.  I felt really bad because I don’t have much time at all to post on here or answer a ton of questions, so I’m glad that it is still helpful regardless and that you understand why I’m not on here all that much anymore.  I hope I will get to the point where I will have more time to blog, but until then I am glad that it can still be of at least a little help <3 God bless you! (Hahahaha you remember my Flo costume!!!) Take care (:

Posted on 17 July, 2014

Take it eeeaaasssyyyyyyy, Jess, m'kay?
Anonymous

Mkayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy lol sometimes I just explode a bit because I hold things in a lot haha, so sorry you guys were on the receiving end of my last rant >.<

Posted on 28 June, 2014

Your blog banner is so beautiful, I love it! Did you make it yourself?
Anonymous

Aww thank you so much dearie!!! I did!! (: Well, kinda hehe! I found the images and then compiled them and made them blend and added the writing hehe (: Anyways, thank you tons!!! <3 You are welcome to take it if you’d like haha (:

Posted on 28 June, 2014

Do you like the movie Sister Act with Whoopi Goldberg?
Anonymous

Hahaha to be quite honest, I’ve never actually seen it xD Although I’m not quite fond of Whoopi, so I don’t think I would care for the movie >.<

Posted on 28 June, 2014

I really hope you've overcome that dumb food-weight problem you were going through months ago. You're perfect the way you are and you deserve to eat healthy but plenty, know what I mean? Always love yourself first. :)
Anonymous

Aww thank you! I have pretty much overcome that, thank the Lord!! <3 You are so sweet and I really appreciate your message! God bless you (:

Posted on 28 June, 2014

Funny, you just received a job offer? And it was just a few days ago that I began praying that the Lord provide you for all your needs. Matthew 7:7-8...
Anonymous

Awww shucks!!! <3 Thank you so much <3 Your prayers mean so much to me and have helped immensely!!!!!!!!!! <3

Posted on 28 June, 2014

Where Jess Rants About Relationships

I write this as I sip tea, bawl my eyes out, and read through messages (which I promise I will reply to soon, but I really need to vent).  Oh, and this has nothing to do with the messages.  I just can’t focus on the messages right now.

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You know what bothers me?

When people complain about missing their boyfriend or girlfriend after not seeing them for a few days due to being busy.

Look.  I get it.  You are busy.  We’re all busy.  But please don’t complain about missing them when you can easily remedy that with  a quick spontaneous visit or -gasp- waiting patiently a few more days when there is free time. 

There are sooooooooo many people who only get to see their significant others a few times a year who would kill to trade with you for your lack of seeing one another for a few days.  Now, you’re probably going to say, “BUT A FEW DAYS FEELS LIKE AN ETERNITY WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE!” and maybe it does feel like that to you since you do not have anything to compare it to.  But if a few days is an eternity, then how do you think people in long distance relationships feel? Especially when they are the ones you complain to about how you feel like your heart is being ripped in half because you can’t see your significant other for a few days?

And another thing!

It bothers me when people who have their boyfriend or girlfriend there treat them badly or ignore them or do not make an effort to spend time or communicate with them.  You should feel so blessed to have them near you, and if you don’t, maybe you need to reevaluate your relationship.  I am in an LDR, and not a day goes by that we do not talk.  In fact, we communicate more frequently that many other couples I have met.  And when we weren’t long distance, we were both insanely busy, but that was no excuse.  We still made an effort to see one another or talk on the phone as often as we could, because it was worth the effort, no matter how exhausted or busy we were.  Instead of complaining about the relationship you are blessed with, evaluate why you have complaints and determine if it is worth the extra effort and sometimes pain that comes with relationships, and if it is, then stop complaining and do something about it to make the things you are complaining about better.  And if it isn’t worth that extra effort, then maybe you need to ask yourself why you are in this relationship to begin with. 

Sorry if that seemed all over the place, but I’m honestly in an emotional ranty mood right now and I miss my love like crazy and I’m tired of hearing people complain.  Complaining will not make it better.  Complaining will not solve the problem.  Appreciate what you have, and if you don’t appreciate it, think about why you do not appreciate it and ask yourself if it is worth having it.  

Relationships are an emotional thing and require a lot of work and effort, even if it is emotional work (like being in a long distance relationship…that is a lot of emotional work…but worth it for the right person).  Nothing worth having is easy!!!!!!

/Rant over.

Tagged #love  #relationships  #dating  #ldr  #long distance relationships  

Posted on 26 June, 2014

Same anon who asked about the miraculous medal. Thank you so much for answering. I have to tell you, I took it off for a few days and my anxiety and anger I've suffered with in the past kind of exploded. Tonight, after reading your reply, I put it back on and instantly felt peace. I will pray over this. I don't know what it all means or if I will ever be religious again, but as long as I am wearing it (which I doubt I'll take off again) I will show The Holy Mother respect and adoration.
Anonymous

Awww I am sorry to hear that your anxieties were getting bad :[ But I’m so so glad that you feel more at peace now!!! (: Sometimes we don’t know where we are going with certain things, and that is ok, because what we do know is that it is working, just like while you may not understand why or how, you know that the Miraculous Medal has been of help to you and really does make a difference.  I will pray that the answers that you are looking for are made clear.  I’m sorry that my reply before took so long :[ I hope you can forgive me <3

Posted on 23 June, 2014

So…guess who got offered her FIRST JOB!!!!!

I go in to fill out paperwork at Trader Joe’s tomorrow and I am soooooo excited!!!!! Took me long enough doe >.<

Tagged #feeling22  #trader joes  #thatpostgradlife  #work  

Posted on 23 June, 2014

Where you been at, huh? We miss your posts lol. I've been offering the rosary for you a lot lately and praying that everything is going well for you, Jess. God bless!
Anonymous

Sorry friend :[ I’ve been having a really hard time adjusting to my move and to being in a long distance relationship, plus I have been job hunting like crazy, so I haven’t had a lot of time or energy to post on here :[ Being completely honest, I’m not sure just how frequently I will be posting for a while, but I will try to post as often as I can <3 I love and miss you guys!! Thank you sooo much for your prayers!!! God bless!

Posted on 23 June, 2014

I was cleaning out my old room and came across my Mary medal (the miraculous medal I think its called) my theology teacher gave us. he gave all of us girls Mary medals one year. i’ve been wearing it all night. i don’t really know why. i mean i am not catholic. i've been a self-proclaimed atheist for a few years. i’ve been sort of lost in the religion department lately. but i feel comfort in wearing it. its given me peace in a sense. i don’t know. is that weird?
Anonymous

I don’t think it is weird at all! Those miraculous medals really are quite miraculous, and they are very comforting.  They also are a reminder that Mary is praying for us and watching over us.  I think you should definitely keep wearing it.  And even if you are an atheist, it might not hurt to pray about this.  I will be praying for you! And if you ever just want to chat, I’m here (:

Tagged #catholic  #christian  #Miraculous Medal  

Posted on 23 June, 2014

Jess, I really need your help. I've asked about this before along with prayer requests. I, to this day, 9 months after giving myself to the Lord, still struggle with a porn addiction which seems impossible to overcome. I just don't know what to do! I try to pray more and more and I tried fasting but nothing! God does nothing but bless me over and over and answer my prayers and I just seem to repay Him back with disappointment in terms of my chastity you know what I mean. Cont.
Anonymous

Cont. I’ve given up on all the sinful things I used to do EXCEPT pornography and masturbation which just doesn’t seem to want to leave me! IDK why. I ask God, “please take away this addiction like you’ve taken away all my other bad habits (which He has)” and nothing. It’s like I’m purposely left with this cross to bear which seems impossible to even carry. I pray the rosary, I pray to Mary, St. Michael, St. Jude, and my guardian angel and nothing. The urges are impossible to resist. I feel impulsed to do it and if I don’t I’m simply tormented all day long with thoughts and thoughts that come out of nowhere. I don’t bother putting up a fight anymore because I just can’t see any hope for a future without this. I don’t see myself being free of this. I ask God for the gift of Hope and nothing… IDK what to do. I’m a guy, in my early 20s and this addiction has caused me so much since I was 13. Help me. Pray for me. Tell me what I should do. IDK anymore. How do you do it? I’m sorry for ranting about my problem with pornography, but I’m so fed up with these impulsive urges which I can’t even control and I want to know, how do other Catholics deal with this sort of thing, but then again you don’t suffer from an addiction. IDK who to speak to. Not even my confessor has been able to help me with this. maybe I need an exorcism or something. Just doesn’t feel natural…

Hello my dear! I’m sorry for taking so long to reply to your message.  Know that I have been praying for you the entire time that this has been sitting in my inbox.  I couldn’t reply until now, and I’m really sorry about that and I hope you are ok and aren’t too mad at me (although if you are mad, I understand). 

Now to your message…

Honestly, I can say from the bottom of my heart that I truly know exactly how difficult this cross is to bare.  Sexual sins are some of the hardest to deal with, because once you know what something feels like and do it once, you have opened up Pandora’s Box, and you can’t unfeel it or forget it.  You can go to Confession, and yes, the sin will be erased and you will be completely forgiven.  But one of the consequences of the sin is that psychologically and mentally it cannot just be erased.  This is the hardest part, because even though God forgives us, we also have to be able to forgive ourselves, and that can be really really hard sometimes.  Keep reminding yourself how much God loves you, and how no matter what, He will always love you unconditionally.  Another thing you can do is think about your future wife (assuming you are called to the vocation of marriage).  Even though you are not married yet, she still is your wife, just not in the present.  Even though you may not have even met, thinking about her and being faithful to her will help a lot.  One thing that I always think about when I struggle with lust is “do I want to tell my husband that I currently struggle with this? Or that I used to struggle with this but overcame it?”.  Sometimes thinking about my future husband helps remind me that my sexuality is a gift from God and that one day it will be used in a beautiful way, and that the more I wait and hold back on any temptations I may have, the more exciting and special and beautiful it will be when I make love to my husband one day.  Finally, never give up.  NEVER.  Always go to Confession every time it happens as soon as you can, no matter how often you have to go.  It helps to do face-to-face because it is more uncomfortable and feels more complete, if that makes any sense? And abstain from the Eucharist when you haven’t gone to Confession after this sin (or any mortal sin).  It can be immensely sad and feel incredibly incomplete when we have to abstain from receiving Jesus, but it takes a lot of humility to do so, and it will be so unhappy and unpleasant that we will want to never have to experience such a pain again.  And finally, remember to keep on trying!! We do make poor choices and commit sins, but we are given an endless amount of chances, we just have to try not to commit those sins as hard as we possibly can. 

I hope this helps!!! My prayers are with you, and I’m here if you need anything!!!! And you can even come off of anon if you’d like, I will not judge you. 

Blessings!!!

Tagged #catholic  #christian  #Confession  

Posted on 23 June, 2014

Hope all is going well for you. Hope you've found both a good, loving boyfriend and a great job, Jess! I've been praying for you!!! God bless! P.S. - YOU MOVE TOO MUCH!!! STAY PUT! LOLOL!
Anonymous

You are so sweet, thank you so much! This move has been really hard for me, especially because I have found a good loving boyfriend and I miss him so much (long distance relationships are tough).  As for the job, I’ve been spending hours applying to places every day so hopefully something good will happen soon <3 Thank you!! God bless you!

PS: Right?? Haha and I plan to move again in a year XDD Oye vey! Lol

Posted on 6 June, 2014


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