Jessica McPherson

Press Service International

Jessica McPherson lives with her best friend and husband, Eoin and their family of rescue animals in Christchurch. She loves reading, writing, photography and scrap-booking but most of all sharing God’s love and truth with a hurting world. Jessica is particularly passionate about encouraging children and building them up in gospel truth.

  • Why you can’t have love without sacrifice

    “Hard to breathe; feels like floating, so full of love my heart's exploding, mouth is dry, hands are shaking...Finally time for this poor schlubb, to know how it feels to fall in lub.”

  • God’s plan for financial success in the New Year

    Happy New Year everyone! Since this is a perfect time to discuss New Year’s Resolutions, I thought I would share a great resolution that was the basis of our last sermon for the year two weeks back!

  • Christmas brings the hope we all need

    There’s no denying that this year has been harder than usual on people. For a lot of people it has felt, as C.S. Lewis puts it in The Chronicles of Narnia that, “It is always winter but never Christmas.”

  • Singleness is not a Waiting Room

    Since I am married, singleness may seem like a strange topic for me to be writing about but there are two reasons I am.

  • The good medicine of a cheerful heart

    The book of Proverbs in the Bible is full of solid, common sense advice. It teaches us about cause and effect and actions and consequences; it is a very practical and useful book.

  • What ‘Rejoicing Always’ Looks Like

    Recently we’ve been going through Philippians at church. It is full of Paul’s warmth and encouragement about how the Philippians are doing but also warnings about suffering, hardship, and perseverance they are going to continue to face as Christians.

  • Faith and works—friends or enemies?

    Martin Luther started out as a Catholic priest, but when he actually studied what the Bible said he discovered that Paul declares in Romans that justification is through faith alone.

  • The Terrible Hidden Danger of Ableism

    The society we live in today has made great strides towards combatting racism, sexism, and classism and even though these things still remain they are not accepted as right by the majority of people unlike they have been in the past.

  • Why Everything Changing Is Actually Normal

    The word of the year for 2020 (excluding names of things) will surely be ‘unprecedented’ and in one way this would be a very accurate representation of 2020. Things are very different from normal.  

  • The Key to a Marriage that Lasts: Burn the Ships!

    Marriage is a wonderful gift from God but as with all the best things in life it is not always easy. Marriage is a beautiful picture of the love that Christ has for his church but since it also involves two imperfect human beings marriages often run into trouble and can sadly end in divorce.