September 12, 2021

We’re Back Baby!

Hello there! I have been home in California for a week and a half now. It has been nice to settle in and be back. It really has felt like a homecoming. I registered and had my first two days of school last week. Walking into registration was a big party, as I was reunited with so many dear friends. It has been amazing to reconnect with everybody and jump straight back into community. I have definitely had my share of homesickness, but having loved ones out here makes it all the easier.  I did find housing! About a week and a half before I left for California, I found…

August 26, 2021

John G Lake: His Life, His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith

Hi there! I recently did a book report on the amazing book called John G Lake: His Life, His, Sermons, His Boldness of Faith. I thought I would share it with you all. I highly recommend this book for every Christian. Although thick, the content of the book held me in rapt attention. It is definitely worth the read. Author: John G Lake and Kenneth Copeland Publications  John G Lake was a man beyond his time. In this collection of his teachings and sermons, he covers a wide variety of subjects from healing to every day Christian life. This book is the passionate cry of one man urging the Christian…

August 16, 2021

Choosing Authenticity

I’m just going to leave this here: What they don’t tell you about being yourself is that it is hard.  You think it’s going to be all freedom and relief. In reality it’s hard work.  The decision of every moment to be authentic and original.  It’s easier to blend into the monotony of everybody else.  Choose the work. Even if you are an exposed nerve, better that than letting yourself die inside.  From me to you, -Emily Jacobsen

August 9, 2021

Defining Second Year

Hello! I thought I would make a short post to define some things about second year. What is different in Second Year versus First Year? Second Year is very much a continuation of First Year’s identity building and encountering the Lord. Like most schools, everything I learned in First Year will carry into my next year of school. Some things that will be new is a greater focus on leadership, and there will be more opportunities to serve in that capacity. I will be diving deeper into theological study of the word and taking more ministry specific classes. There will also be more opportunities this year for national and international…

July 18, 2021

The Veil Removed

This week the Lord told me to live a simple life, and all difficult things will work themselves out. This doesn’t necessarily mean living a low key life. It means finding simplicity in every moment and difficult situation. Oftentimes, I find that God has the simplest resolutions to the most difficult problems.

May 15, 2021

That’s A Wrap!

Thats A Wrap!  I graduated last week. It is still surreal. I wish I could say that I was one hundred percent ready to graduate, but I can’t. A big part of me wishes I could rewind time and relive the last nine months.  I don’t think there is much I would have done differently, except to hold on to each moment a little longer. The last nine months were so sweet. Through each moment of pain, triumph, and celebration I lived the season to its fullest. Today I have been really reflecting on God’s kindness. He is so kind and it never ceases to amaze me. I am still…

May 9, 2021

JH Ranch

Hello, it has been a quite a while since I have updated my blog. In an effort to stay present for the end of school, I decided to wait to write about everything that has been happening these past few weeks. I have officially graduated so I will be blogging more frequently. I really want to share about my JH Ranch ministry trip that I went on a few weeks ago. JH Ranch is a beautiful place in Etna, California. The Ranch runs programs through the summer that focus on instilling identity into teens and young adults, restoring family relationships, and teaching leadership skills. One of my favorite things I…

March 21, 2021

Six Weeks Until The Finish

Hello all! I’m coming at you with a longer update on my life.  So many things have shifted these past few weeks. School is moving in the direction of normalcy. We only have about six weeks of school left and I am making the most of it. Ministry: With the school nearing its end we are being activated in ministry in order to apply what we have learned. Next week is our online missions week. The whole school is getting together to do all kinds of ministry online and through zoom. I am personally taking part in a full day online conference this Tuesday. It’s from 9:00am-5:00pm pacific standard time….

March 5, 2021

School, Dance, and Repeat

Hello! I wanted to pop on and give a quick update.  For the past three weeks, BSSM has been meeting in the Civic center again. Woohoo! I have enjoyed being inside in a climate controlled wonderland. I hope to never take for granted the blessing of meeting in a building, or going to school in person. Every day feels like the first day of school now that we are together again. I cant even describe the pure joy of seeing all of our speakers and dong worship in person.  With this new development, my dance time as greatly increased. Since there is set worship time and a stage again, I…