Jaclyn A. Hatcher

Wife. Mom. Teacher.

The God Who is Able, But Might Not {and why that’s a good thing}

For many years one of my favorite verses has been Ephesians 3:20-21. Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us - to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and...

The In-Between: Trusting God With the Saturdays of Your Life

This post was written last Easter weekend. As I was re-reading it, thankful that we are able to gather at church this year, I couldn't help but think it would be a good repeat post. If you read it last year, I hope the Lord uses it in a new way. If you didn't read it...

The Grace to Gather Again

I have often said that when things feel overwhelming and chaotic on the outside, I will turn to the things inside that make it feel normal again. What kind of things? My favorite Bible verses, television shows, and books, among other things. It's possible that I've...

God’s Purpose, Your Story: Why Living a Great Story is 100% Up to You

I hate New Year clichés, so let's just skip those. That being said, welcome to 2021! It already sounds better than last year, doesn't it? Currently, I'm wrapping up a 3 week Christmas break... one of the many perks to teaching at the sweet little school where I spend...

What Will You Choose to Remember?

I wrote this blog post towards the end of the summer, but reposting it now might be a good thing. Reading through it tonight, almost half a year later, was a little surreal and these words still apply. Back in July I thought Covid and everything that came with it...

Love Conquers All, at Christmas and Always

It's Christmas week, dear friends. The week when we've hopefully finished up shopping and wrapping gifts and can slow down to reflect on the year, grateful for all God has done. When we celebrate the birth of our Savior. When we gather together to celebrate... or at...

Why Living a Life of Intentional Gratitude Works

Things are difficult right now. This week families all over the world are either being forced to cancel their Thanksgiving gatherings or are choosing to do so. Things feel bleak and blah and not anywhere near how it should be this time of year. And while it's easy to...

When Church Is Messy (Part Two)

This post, y'all. I've been putting it off - sometimes it's tough to write without sounding like a bossy know-it-all. Especially when you're writing about controversial things. Those of you who know me well know there are plenty of things I don't know. Trust me, the...

In Honor of Mental Health Day

This is a post I wrote last year on my old blog, and when I realized that tomorrow is World Mental Health Day again, thought it'd be good to share it over here. I hope it helps you or if there's someone you know who might need to read it, please share.  After the...

The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward: Why Our Kids Need Us to Remember

Friends, our children need to be given room to fail, and they need to believe we will show up when they do. There’s been a debate for years over whether or not we should bail our kids out if they forget something at home

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The Grace to Gather Again

The Grace to Gather Again

I have often said that when things feel overwhelming and chaotic on the outside, I will turn to the things inside that make it feel normal again....

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