as I carry this cross †

my name is Jess and I'm eighteen years old. more than anything, I live to glorify the Lord and want to love Him with my life.

I'm a Carolina girl, born and raised. a rising freshman at UNC Chapel Hill. Duke sucks, end of story.

Haiti is my heart's home. hopefully it will one day be my physical home.

Chacos and Sanuks are the footwear of choice. I love a good book. buying me a plane ticket is the way to my heart.

"Do you trust me when my answer is wait?"

God (via redandbad)

(Source: 17thjaycee, via christchoseme)

"I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter."



Michelle Lyerly Photography

Wedding dress requirement #1: great twirling capabilities. (Or any dress for that matter.)

I have not felt 100% since I got back from Haiti. On Thurs I woke up with a sore throat and runny nose, and now I’m having all these digestive issues. I leave this afternoon for college orientation through Tuesday. :/