Jessica Mathisen

Jessica Mathisen lives just outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three kids (two through biology and one through adoption). She is a former elementary school teacher and a lover of people. Her passion is to communicate God's love to others through writing and relationships. Her most favorite things are hanging with her family, eating chips and salsa, and reading good books.

Recent Posts

foster parenting prayers

Praying for Your Foster Children

By Jessica Mathisen / October 27, 2023

Cultivating a Heart of Gratitude With Our Foster Children On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them…

Mother's Prayer for Mental Health

A Prayer for Mental Health as a Mom

By Jessica Mathisen / April 12, 2023

Father, Thank You for being the God who sees. The God who knows. The God who cares. Thank You that You see me, Your beloved daughter, in my frailty. Thank You that You know everything about me— including my internal struggles that threaten to strangle the life out of me. Thank You that You care…

Prayer for Birth and Racial Trauma

Prayer for Birth and Racial Trauma

By Jessica Mathisen / January 11, 2023

Heavenly Father, I thank You for the honor of being a mother. Thank You for entrusting me with this precious gift. As I bring my children into the world, my heart is heavy. I wonder what people will think of me as a Black mother. Will I meet their expectations? Or will I disappoint them?…

birth story and grief

Forever Intertwined: Generations Together through Birth and Death

By Jessica Mathisen / December 19, 2022

2021 was a gut-wrenching year for our family, but it didn’t start that way. On a late January evening, my husband and I went on a much-needed date, talking over tacos and margaritas. I remember thinking that my period was late, and when we got home from our date, I took a pregnancy test “just…