Jessica is a member of Dropping Keys. She is also the co-author of the bestselling parenting book, Give Them Grace. Her most recent book, Everyday Grace, focuses on how God relates to us and our relationships with others. Other publications include: Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for Families and Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Questions: Helping Them Understand Loss, Sin, Tragedies, and Other Hard Topics.
She has been married for 18 years to her high school sweetheart. Together they have three kids. She is a popular conference speaker. Her heart is to see women, families, and children freed from the bondage of moralism and to live in the truth that in the gospel there is joyful freedom awaiting them.Personal Site
Books by Jessica Thompson
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Halloween is Not Important
Wednesday October 30, 2019parenting •
To trick-or-treat or not to trick-or-treat—that is the question. Parents everywhere are weighing the pros and cons of taking part in the impending Halloween holiday. But we need some perspective.
Bad Luck, Hot Rocks, and Conscience Letters
Thursday October 29, 2015grace 101 •
The gospel tells me that Christ has already given me a righteousness, one that I don’t deserve, one that I could never earn. This righteousness has made peace between God and I. He is no longer looking for ways to punish me. All of the punishment for my sin has already been taken care of at the cross 2000 years ago.
Led To Repentance
Thursday August 20, 2015grace 101 •
I pulled over and received my just punishment. I then texted my husband; I was a bit worried about what he would say. I knew the ticket was going to be expensive, and–let’s just say–it wasn’t my first ticket. My husband’s response? “Don’t let it ruin your day.” He showed me kindness. This act of kindness from my husband reminded me of how God shows me kindness when I don’t deserve it; my heart was softened and I was deeply grateful for my husband and his love for me.
Good Deeds Gone Bad
Thursday July 16, 2015christian life • marriage • relationships • women •
Recently I was selling books at a conference when a young, sweet girl bought a copy of my mom’s book Helper by Design. She commented that she has read several books about being a wife and is going to be married in just a couple months. She then said what every single one of us thinks before we are married, “I just want to be a good wife.” I assured her that was a lofty ambition and then I told her she would surely fail. She laughed nervously and moved away from the table.
The Me Monster
Thursday June 11, 2015christian life • relationships •
When I hear and am reminded that Jesus is my wrath bearer, I don’t have to defend, justify, or fight against the wrath of another. There is the possibility that I will, miraculously, stand calm, and give the soft answer.
A Mother’s Strength
Thursday November 20, 2014family • parenting • women •
Being a mother exposes just how weak you really are. The energy and strength to care for children only comes from the Holy Spirit. Your love (alone) for your children won’t be strong enough, your desire (alone) to be a good mom won’t be strong enough, your desire (alone) to raise children who love Jesus won’t be strong enough.
Friday August 22, 2014christian life • family • marriage •
The fear of failure is a powerful and destructive thing. It keeps us from trying, it keeps us from living, and it shackles us to ourselves.
Jessica Thompson - Sanctify Them in the Truth
Friday June 6, 2014sanctification •
“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” How sanctification occurs is a source of great disagreement among believers. This verse speaks directly to the heart of it. It comes in the middle of Jesus’ “High Priestly Prayer” of John 17. Jesus is praying to His Father immediately before going to the Garden and then to the cross. In this beautiful prayer, we have the answer to our disagreement.