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Jessica Morris  I write things and like pug dogs and ice cream. Australian. Maybe American. πŸΆπŸ¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ My book 'When Hope Speaks' is out now @ Koorong and online πŸ”»

http://jessicamorris.net/

When you realise you're a walking, driving non-profit billboard πŸ•ΊπŸ»
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(Also this is a new @twloha tee called Medley and it's rad and you can get it in their store)

Perhaps the greatest things happen when we least expect them. Perhaps expectancy is the precursor to surprise. Perhaps God doesn't forget his promises and has been working on fulfilling them the whole time.
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(A whole lot of people I respect and admire know @bobgoff . I'm getting the idea that when he speaks, God often has something to say. When he shared this pic, it aligned with so much in my life. I think I'm going to hold it close to my heart and see how God surprises me).

@samjaynee made this for @twloha #WSPD17 and it's VERY cool. .
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#IWasMadeFor #WhenHopeSpeaks

It's special to be a part of this team once a year for #TheExchangeConf. I don't get to sing much these days, but when I do, dang I have a good time. Thanks for being our fearless leader @chelsey_ellice 😘

I'm so grateful to belong to a group of passionate, curious and compassionate young adults. Thanks so much to EVERYONE who put together The Exchange Conference this weekend for @waterfrontyoungadults πŸŽ‰It was powerful, exciting (so much neon😍) and just what my soul needed. Special shoutout to @anna_howlett and Jared for leading with authenticity and vision and @chelsey_ellice for putting together an awesome worship team 😍 Loved having friends from Melbourne, Adelaide (holla @katrinaevitts πŸ’ͺ🏻) and @gatewaychurchgeelong join with us this weekend. Here's to 2018 πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸŽ‰

Friends, you can get 20% off my book #WhenHopeSpeaks this weekend by using discount code STAY at the checkout.
Head to jessicamorris.bigcartel.com to pick yours up now (link in profile) πŸŽ‰ (Shipping available world wide)

#Stay #WSDP17 #TWLOHA #IWasMadeFor

Honoured to have @twloha use this phrase for World Suicide Prevention Day. Order the pack and get involved. Link in my profile. #IWasMadeFor #WSPD17
#Repost @jamietworkowski (@get_repost)
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Our 2017 World Suicide Prevention Day campaign is here. Everyone at @twloha has been working hard on this for weeks. Each year, our WSPD campaign is the biggest thing we do. September 10 is not only World Suicide Prevention Day, but the start of National Suicide Prevention Week in America. // Did you know that 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year? That's one person every 40 seconds. Did you know that the suicide rate is four times greater for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth, and two times greater for questioning youth, compared to straight youth? Did you know that in America alone, we lose 20 veterans every single day? // You can join the conversation at #IWasMadeFor and #WSPD17. You can buy one of our WSPD packs, which includes a shirt plus a whole bunch of ways to bring this campaign to your local community. You can also make a fundraising page, to help us raise $100,000 for treatment and recovery. For more information and to read the intro blog, which i had the privilege of writing, click the link in my profile. // Special thanks to our friend @jessicamorris47. This year's statement comes from her book, #WhenHopeSpeaks.

When you walk past and realise this is really happening....😡

My heart hurts and is so heavy for Hamed. For my brother who Australia let die while he awaited justice on Manus Island. For my friends who have sought freedom and found a prison. For the people who are being greeted with death and are being punished for their hope daily.
For Hamed I must remind myself of this: Do not stray from the heaviness. Do not ignore the guilt. Do not dismiss this because it goes against everything your soul knows to be true and right. Cry for Hamed. Cry for our brothers and sisters and let your tears be prayers because we no longer know what to ask or how to ask it. Dear Lord, bring freedom and justice this day. Dear Lord, comfort Hamed's family and brothers on Manus. Dear Lord make this stop. Dear Lord, please come. Please just come.
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#ClosetheCamps #EvacuateNow #hamedshamshiripour #LoveMakesAWay

Finding beauty in the leap forward 🌸🌞

This week has been so heavy. There is so much sadness in the world, but there is hope too. And people around me keep reminding me of this great hope - when they remember Chester, when they share their favourite song, and when they tell me life is hard, but they're hanging on.
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All that to say, I've been looking for the right words for a project all week. When I saw this quote come up I was a little stunned- because these are the words I'd been searching for and which had begun to form in my mind. I don't know what I'll write now, but that doesn't really matter. Because these are the words the world needed this week. These are the words I needed this week. This is the hope shining in the darkness which will light up the sky and reveal galaxies and planets we never even dreamed of.
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There is so much more than this year. This month. This week. This day. There is so much more to be hoped for. There is more. Thank you for this @twloha πŸŒ”

This. Is. Amazing.
Thank you @sunnilynnmusician 🌸

#Repost @sunnilynnmusician (@get_repost)
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Most people don't know this about me but I have struggled with depression for the last 10 years. All the feelings that come with depression, I've had them...horrible thoughts, unworthiness, self-hate, mood swings, the list goes on. At first, I didn't know what it was. I didn't know what was wrong with me. Then, I pushed it to the side. I drowned myself in every sport possible. I kept busy. Did my homework. Hung out with people. Then college came around. You ever heard of the freshman 15? Well I gained the freshman 50. This is when I finally started to realize what I had going on in my brain. But, once again, I drowned myself, turned to something to get my mind off of it. Now, over the last year, I have finally taken a stand. I know what I have. I have a mental illness. I have depression. I'm not ashamed of myself anymore. It is something that I battle with every single day of my life. But instead of ignoring it, acting like I'm alright, distracting myself with sports, hobbies, and food, I am working on it...In the healthiest way I know how. I've sought therapy. I've read self-help books. I've done the research. One of the most important things I've learned is that people need other people. We have to be able to talk about what's going on in our brains, without feeling like our issues are invalid. We will need friends, family, love, coffee shops, cups of tea, music, road trips, open arms, and lots of support. However, over my journey, I've realized the single most important thing I have to rely on is myself. At the end of the day, it's up to me to be okay. That's why this tattoo exists on my arm now, the first line being in my own handwriting... For all of my bad days and even the good ones. For the days I struggle to get out of bed. For all the times I may doubt myself. For all the negative thoughts. YOU ARE ENOUGH. BEAUTIFUL. LOVED. ENOUGH. God knows I'm not perfect. But I will spend every day from here until my last breath giving myself another chance. Giving myself a reason to live and a reason to get out of bed. Because my life matters. My story matters.

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