I just wrapped up writing a glowing, 4-page award nomination for someone I don’t even know. I saw his resume, talked with him on the phone and read praises from peers … then the words just flowed. I’m a freelance writer for healthcare systems across the nation, so it’s normal for me to write about others. Writing an introduction about myself … well, for some reason it doesn’t come as easily …
But if you were to know one thing about me, here it is: Faith is my driving force. I love God the Father, His Son and the Holy Ghost. I receive a crazy amount of joy and enlightenment by writing and talking about Them. That’s why I feel honored to unite here, within this cozy Multiply Goodness blog!
One of my favorite things is discovering the divine details interwoven in our regular day-to-day life. Finding Truth in tasks turns the mundane and monotonous into irresistible and inspiring – it makes mortality magical. In fact, the power of this principle catapulted me into writing my first book, Everyday MOMents: Discovering Christ in the details of motherhood.
Want to know more? Ok … Here are several snippets about Jessica Poe:
- This (really!) incredible guy married me, and he sincerely thinks I’m a gift … which makes me want to be as good as he thinks I am!
- My average day is spent homeschooling three of my favorite people in the world (my kiddos are 11, 8 and 6 years old).
- My hubby gets to work from home and we get to homeschool, so we’re together a lot – it’s a humungous blessing and equally sacred responsibility.
- My dad has been fighting cancer for 11 years, and his journey is a big part of our lives. He’s receiving brain radiation this month … and prayers are always welcome!
- I have a strong internal drive for productivity … it’s both a virtue and vice.
- A dreamy getaway would include exploring nature with family and without a “To Do” list … preferably somewhere warm.
- I’m attempting to tame my soul … and Milo, our mini golden doodle.
- We’re Oregonians.
Now, most of those bullet points are surface-level stats … not who I am … and who I am trying to become is a whole different realm. But to be frank, me doesn’t matter anyway. The overarching goal is to forget me entirely. He is the central figure. I want to focus on Him. I want to be His happy servant. I want to not want anything – except what He wants.
One thing I know He wants, is for His children to come together. For us to be inclusive. To look out for one another. To pray for one another. To love one another.
Multiplying goodness means multiplying Him and His love. Isn’t that a wonderful thought!? This world surely needs more of both. So, here’s to a 2017 (and beyond) of identifying, multiplying, circulating and sharing more of Him (and less of us).
“He must increase, and I must decrease.” – John 3:30