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Jessica Pontoo

Jessica Pontoo
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Jessica Pontoo is a wife and mother of four. She is also a high school English teacher and an Associate Minister. In her "free" time, she runs a community organization that mentors girls in her community. Follow her blog here: https://othersideofthejordan.wordpress.com/

Why You Should Stop Asking God “Why”

My husband loves when I bake pound cake. I offered to make him one for his birthday, and it was delicious. A few weeks...

Why I Thank God for the Closed Doors

On November 29, 2016, a plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashed killing 19 of its members. Only three survived. What's more heartbreaking is, according to...

“God Has My Back”: Why I No Longer Fear Life’s Storms

It has been said that, when a storm is approaching, an eagle will fly into it, spread its wings, and allow the winds to...

Our Purpose, Our Plan

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Don’t Back Down When God Gives You Everything You’ve Prayed For

This year I’ve learned that sometimes when we whisper our prayers, we pray for what we believe we need. I speak things into the universe...

Insecure No More

When I think about my past, one of the things I would never have called myself was insecure. I had a diverse peer group. I...

When Love Fails and You Prevail: 5 Steps to Gracefully Become...

Iwas 20 years old when I got married to who I thought was the perfect guy. I diligently saved myself for marriage. I was a...