Jessica Turner
About the Author

Jessica Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive, and blogs on The Mom Creative. Every day is a juggling act as she balances working full-time, making memories with her family, photographing the every day and trying to be...

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  1. Jessica,
    WOW! Thanks for sharing an amazing real life story of someone who truly lives the
    words, “Jesus keeps me going.” The lyrics are raw and real and I needed this reminder that no matter what is going on in my life, Jesus is my sustainer and He will keep me going!

  2. What a beautiful post! And so true! Jesus is truly what keeps me going through this life and honestly, I didn’t realize how much I needed him until four years ago when my ex-husband walked out on me and our two sons after a 20 year abusive marriage. At that time I truly discovered that the only constant I had in my life was, and is, Jesus. I found amazing comfort and strength through the scriptures and prayer.
    Today I am married to a wonderful Christian man and live in a healthy marriage. But on the days where things seem to be dragging me down I remember that I need a huge dose of Jesus to keep me going.

  3. Thank you for sharing. Indeed there are many days I have said, “Jesus carries me”. There is no other explaination for how I made it through. Praise be to God for this young woman and her witness. What an awesome reminder that when we are weak HE is strong!

  4. What keeps me keeping on when I want to quit? Jesus.. Knowing that Jesus is right there living inside of me…watching my every move. As a Christian and a Winner I can’t jsut quit or give up!

    I have days when I feel like quitting/giving up and they come with a bad attitude also. I just remember God is watching and use the energy from the Holy Spirit living inside of me.

  5. Presently, I am going through a very difficult time. When people ask me, even well meaning Christians, how I do it, I say, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” Honestly, where would I be without Jesus?

  6. Thanks so much for sharing. Jesus really does keep me going sometimes when nothing or no one else can. AND thanks for sharing about the album and these kids. I spent an hour on the site listening to clips and reading about their stories. I will definitely share about it on my social media too! This is worth every penny and more. What a legacy for Erica and these other kids to leave with us for years to come.

  7. this will be blog that I will save, a reminder of where our strength comes from

  8. Ahhhhh! Thank you for this!!
    I’ve been ill with Lyme Disease and other bacterial infections for a year and a half now, and now my husband is ill with it as well! I’ve been very overwhelmed lately …. I SOO needed to read this and hear that song! Thank You!!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing that Jesus keeps you going. My husband went home to be with the Lord in 2005 and my daughter at a young age and I miss my family, but it is true that He keeps me going and takes even the most painful of losses and redeems them, nothing is lost ever that is a gift of His love. For they live on in our hearts. He is and His love endures forever. Thank you once again; He alone satisfies and fulfills. SUsan

  10. o, wow!!! And we think we’re not blessed??? she may be with Jesus now, but what a blessing she must have been while she was here!!!

  11. I cannot thank you enough for sharing this. It is amazing to me how we serve a God who knows that a post written long ago would bring me to tears today and help me and inspire me to serve Him more! I will tell you that I have been in one of the lowest points in my life lately. I mean past the point of giving up on a great husband and 4 amazing kids. It is amazing that I read this post today. Thank you and I am so glad to have found it! I know it’s not weird, but it’s weird when it happens to me, ya know, but I have literally received little messages all day that tell me exactly what my heart needs to hear. He amazes me! With little things that have happened today, I can almost hear him say: first of all, stop worrying about stuff. I have got it under control. Love others. Take up your cross and follow me. Enjoy all that God has given you. Remember, you don’t deserve them, but God has loaned them to you for a while. Quit your sniveling and whining! There is so much work to be done and so much joy and love to share! Give stuff and stop taking! Let’s get busy because I have plans for you. Thank you, Lord for helping me. And, thank you for this post to help me remember that Jesus is what keeps me going and that without Him, I can do nothing. I needed a HUGE reminder. Thank You.