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“Tell my people I want more of them.” That’s what God told me at the beginning of this month, but little did I know “my people” included me. What followed was a month-long conversation and object lesson about sacrifice.

So many of us have a jacked-up perspective of sacrifice. We…


This month it felt like what God had promised me was in jeopardy. Like no matter what I did, it was slipping away, and disappointment was inevitable. As a reformed(ish) control freak, it was terrifying and frustrating, but oh, the lessons came in overdrive.

When I first started writing this…


Every year I try to commemorate my birthday with reflection. Life moves quickly, so I try to slow down and assess the lessons I’ve learned. I treat it like my new year and take a real look at where I am, how I got there, and where I wanna be…


What has God promised you? This is not a rhetorical question. I truly wonder? What has the process of this promised been like for you?

In this phase of my life, God has promised me some big things, soo far out of the realm of what I think is possible…


In some ways, I have been a follower my whole life. Growing up, like most little sisters, I wanted to do everything my older sisters did. Luckily they didn’t set too bad of an example (j/k they were great). …


Were you ever asked a question, and you knew answering it required you to change? It’s like the blissfully ignorant life you were living before is gone, and now you know better, so you have to do better or risk the consequences.

When I did the vision test in my…


Who did I become this year? Is it who God wants me to be? Is it who I want to be? How did I get here, and what will I do about it next year?

At the end of every year these are the questions I’m essentially trying to answer…


Honestly, right now I’m tired. My to-do list is full, and all of it is important: work, church, family, serving, school, blog, purpose. I need a break, but I don’t see one in sight. Burnout is on the horizon. My weeks are full, and my weekends are fuller. I rest…


What does your next level require? This is the question burning in my brain right now. On one hand, it terrifies me. There have been so many times in the past that I thought I knew what was required, but an unexpected cost always came that I didn’t account for.


How do you define business? What is categorized as ministry? Do they ever intersect? These are the two major areas in my life that seem to require the most of me. Neither area ever seems to be satisfied because there is always more to do. And honestly, for a long…

A Jones

Each Clarisee blog is a step in my journey to seeing myself, God & others clearer. Let’s have a conversation about it. https://www.clarisee.blog

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