Dustin Jessee

Finish Well

One of my favorite childhood memories was getting to tag a long with my dad as he and several of his friends and business partners attended the big Nascar race at Bristol Motor Speedway each year. I’m not sure what it was that captivated my attention, but it’s a memory that I’ll cherish for the…

To Forgive or not Forgive?

One of the best things about being a counselor is getting to hear people’s stories. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the worst parts. Some have beautiful stories, and some have stories that remind me of what a sinful, broken world we live in. Bottom line is this: We all have a story. If we’re honest,…

No room for Jesus

We have officially entered the crazy season. A time when we go from here to there and back again trying to juggle Christmas parties and all the other festivities with everything else we have crammed into our already busy lives. Wow, I’m a bit stressed just typing all of that! Let’s get to the point.…

Deeper Waters

Earlier this month, our family was able to spend a week at the beach. We had an incredible time together and it’s safe to say that we have three future “beach bums” on our hands. There’s just something about being at the beach that allows you to think more clearly and breathe a little easier…

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…