Meet Lisa

Lisa Jacobson

Hello, I’m Lisa.

Married to Matthew. I knew that first night we met that I’d marry him. It took him three more days – too long, if you ask me – to come to the same conclusion. A few days later and it was all decided.

Him and me. For the rest of our lives.

Happily-ever-after.

Together we enjoy raising our eight children. Yes, that would be eight. All ours and no sets of twins. A boy. Four girls. Then three little boys. You can see more of them here (our eldest son is away at college).

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We’ve settled in the rugged Pacific Northwest – surrounded by scraggly juniper and scruffy sage brush and tucked at the foot of snow-peaked mountains. Each offering its own kind of beauty. We have a small acreage with a cow or two, a whole bunch of chickens, a dog, a cat, and more than our fair share of lizards and frogs.

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My Life Before Matthew

Before Matthew (was there ever such a time?) there were different kinds of days and adventures for me. A season of studying in Paris. Traveling through the Middle East. Living in mud huts in the remote villages of West Africa. Completing a graduate degree. Working with Vietnamese youth in Little Saigon.

Lisa in Cameroon

Lisa with Vietnamese Children

I loved it all.

But I really, really loved him.

Matthew and Lisa at Cascades Classical

And nowI really love this crew too!

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But you’ll find I like lots of other things, as well. Things like Häagen-Dazs mint-chip ice-cream, French press coffee, dark chocolate, and getting lost in a well-written book. I enjoy deep conversations and lifelong friendships. Plus there’s nothing like picking fresh blueberries in the summer and there’s something about baking bread that’s good for my soul.

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And I’m also glad to be here, blogging with you. It’s one of my other favorite places to be.

Most of all, I love God and am gratefully and grace-fully saved by His Son.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God (Eph.2:8).

In His grace,

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*Pictures of Lisa and Central Oregon are thanks to the talented Allison Harp Photography.