Home Authors Posts by Jessica Pontoo

Jessica Pontoo

Jessica Pontoo
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 later, I decided to make another one for Thanksgiving. I got up early to make sure I had time to add...

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 several news outlets, it was due to human error. The pilots did not plan appropriately for such a long flight...

“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 carry it safely above the clouds. Unlike many other animals that would run from the storm in fear, the eagle understands...

Our Purpose, Our Plan


Spitting Fire

Wait…did this child just spit on me? I felt the moisture on my chin and neck. My hands rushed to my face, but stopped short...