Jazmin N. Frank

Dear Graduate: A Letter for the Journey Ahead

We come from a culture that tells us to keep moving forward, keep doing, keep growing. And that’s good. But we also need time to rest and process. Time to let our hearts catch up to the racing pace we’ve been keeping. Time to seek the Lord and rest in Him.So as you embark on this celebration and cross the stage to shake hands and walk away with your degree, I hope you take these things to heart–things I’ve learned these last few years out here in the “real world.”

Hello Heart

Hello Heart

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.” Psalm 25:16-17 Hello Heart I’ve been ignoring you lately, and I’m sorry. It just seemed easier to stuff the emotions and feelings and throw myself into projects rather than … Read more

That Same Old Wound

That Same Old Wound

Dear Heart, You’ve been feeling it again, haven’t you? That same old wound still pulsing. You try to bury it. How many hours have you spent praying, writing it in your journal, talking about this hurt? How many times have you just tried to stuff it recently because you’re just plain sick and tired of … Read more

God is Faithful

God is faithful

Last week we looked at God’s ways and how they really don’t match up with ours. He has a weird way of doing things that goes against what we understand or expect. A city was brought down by an army marching around it and blowing trumpets. A prostitute was used as a way to protect … Read more