Jessie Mejias (1952- ) was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to a family that was considered "elite" despite having fallen into difficult financial circumstances. Her parents emigrated to New York when she was an infant, and she spent her formative years in the Bronx.
Fresh out of New York University, Jessie stumbled into a career in the financial markets, becoming a bond market trader at a foreign bank in New York City and later a portfolio manager for an international bank in Washington DC.
A committed Christian since 1976, Jessie's real passion was for ministering healing to the hurting. As a result she returned to school in 1999, earning a Masters Degree in Christian Counseling.
After thirty-three years in the finance industry, Jessie retired from her secular career and started her own counseling ministry, Finding Home Institute. Today, Jessie is a full time licensed minister.
In her book, Jessie shares the intricacies of seeking after God to obtain spiritual and emotional freedom of a very personal nature. She unabashedly, permits and yes, welcomes us, to enter into her journey. The matter of seeking after God becomes a pilgrimmage that winds its way through years and layers of her life's experiences including triumphs, but particularly, wounds, and disappointments where stinging remains. Chapter on chapter reveal the identification of unhealed areas, the process of coming obediently to the the Lord in prayer, waiting on Him, and receiving His ever-faithful healing of heart and mind. Jessie is not disappointed; nor are others who seek Him deeply in His Word, and prayer, believing for His redemption. Jessie's journaling of her journey has made it possible for us to travel with her. The book is unique and rich. I am glad Jessie boldly and cheerfully is sharing it with us all.
This is a great book about identifying shame in your life. It comes from the low expectations of others in our lives. If we're not careful (and most children aren't), we can let the expectations of others become our expectations of ourselves and never live up to our full potential because their expectations are way too low for us. This is an excellent book describing the author's journey out of shame and into the life God created for her.
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