Posts by Dustin Jessee

IMPACT

How do you define greatness? The world defines greatness by popularity, possessions, and position. In other words, if you ever get to the point where you demand service from others, then you’ve officially arrived. Turn on the tv or the radio. Look around you at work and at school. There’s no denying that we live…

Dear 2017 Graduates

It’s hard to believe that another school year has come to an end and for most of the seniors, it’s a day that has been long overdue. You have been impatiently waiting for this day for over a decade now and here it is…finally! For many of you, graduation day signals the beginning of something…

Remove the Masks

As a counselor, I am sometimes unable to relate to the experiences that individuals are going through, but then there are times that I can relate to their circumstances as I have walked a mile or two in their shoes. Simply being able to relate to someone’s pain is powerful within itself and I’m convinced…

Becoming a 5 star Christian

For most of you, the month of February is associated with Valentines Day. But if you’re a college football junkie like me, you associate February with national signing day and hope and pray that your favorite team finishes in the top 10 in recruiting. Yes, I’m fully aware that I’m a nerd but I thoroughly…

Holiday Thoughts

If you’re like me, you’ve consumed more calories over the last week than you have in the last several weeks combined. You’ve eaten enough turkey to last you until Christmas and you’ve had your fill of pumpkin pie. Wait, who am I kidding? One can never get tired of pie! In all seriousness, I truly…

Anniversary Thoughts

This past Thursday, Renea and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. I’m not going to waste your time with all the mushy stuff, but I can honestly say that I’m more in love with my wife now than I was on my wedding day. For those who know me totally understand that I outkicked my…

Pastor Appreciation

My heart is heavy as I begin this blog as I just read of another great pastor resigning from his pastorate due to being stressed out, burn out, and depressed. Sure we read how some pastors have fallen into sin and have chosen to step away from ministry, but it seems as though more and…

Family Evaluation

There is nothing I love more than spending time with my family. Sure, I could go without some of the sleepless nights and all the shenanigans that accompany a family of five, but I honestly wouldn’t trade it for the world. There truly isn’t a dull moment in our home, and for those of you…