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Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to visit!

My name is Tess Crawford. I am passionate about equipping and encouraging women to know and love Jesus Christ, to understand His great love for them, to recognize who they are in Him, and to be all God created them to be for His glory.

My husband and I were missionaries in Indonesia for 10 years with Wycliffe Bible Translators. There I enjoyed building relationships with and ministering to my neighbor ladies, teaching elementary school art in a cross-cultural classroom, and assisting the administrative team.

Back home in my local church I have served with joy in children’s ministry, singing on the worship team, in ministry to women, and on staff in various administrative assistant roles.

My husband Ron has been my best friend and adventure partner for over 30 years. I get to be mom to five creative individuals, mother-in-law to three sons-in-law, and Grammy to three cuties. I am an artist, an herb gardener, and a life-long learner. I love to read and laugh and create.

I look forward to getting to know you!

If you really just want to know more, visit the About page.

Recess with Jesus

Recess with Jesus… Does spending time with God in His Word, the Bible, have to be serious ALL the time? Jesus wants to be part of our everyday life. I don’t know about you but I laugh a lot in my everyday life. I’ve cried a lot too but tears make the laughter more joyful! We invite Jesus into the tears because we need His help and His comfort, right? What if we invited Jesus into the laughter? The Psalmist said this… You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your


May I help you to be a light-shiner? Not just any light! I’m talking about the light of Jesus Christ shining through you to our broken world. Are you already shining His light but need to dust off the lamp shade so it can shine more brightly? Is your light already bright but you want to know how to help other women shine theirs? Or maybe you aren’t quite there yet and want to know how to get started shining that light. “You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.” – Matthew 5 (The Message) It is my passion to encourage


ones that I use nearly every day.
Maybe they will be helpful to you too.

“How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
Psalm 119:103

Scripture Typer Bible Memory Verses

The Scripture Typer Bible Memory Website makes memorizing Bible verses easier than ever! It’s a free website for memorizing Scripture by typing it online.  Want to see how it works? Click here to Memorize John 3:16 now.

It’s an app too! Look for ScriptureTyper available for Android and iPhone.


“When the Bible is always with you, it becomes a part of your daily life.” Yes!

I’ve read the Bible through with the help of The Bible App from YouVersion and I’ve learned so much. I challenge you to try it for yourself!

Blue Letter Bible

Blue Letter Bible is my favorite go-to Bible on my browser for study and research. Click on the image to see for yourself.