BACKGROUND + BIO

THE WRITER

Hi, I’m Nora Jacques.

I write books, articles and emails. Writing is my way of sorting information. For me, writing has been a safe place to share emotions, details, conversations and conflicts. With the comfort of the “delete” button and my friends in the home row keys “A, S, D, F, J, K, L and ;” , I can create and explore the depths of words and expressions to build relationship, community and dialogue.

As a science student at Howard University, graduating with a Biology degree and a minor in Chemistry, I’ve developed a very tactical approach to creating content.

I think about the information, the bones of it all. Then, I fill it with beautiful color, detail and emotion. I love story. I love how one scene can evolve into another, with all the twists, turns and complexities of being human. How an underdog can become a hero. How hope can arise from an abyss… I value emphasis over punctuation. I prefer pure creativity over structure, yet, I always find myself leaning into the structure to propel me to the next scene.

I’ve written everything from television scripts to magazine ads in industries as vast as information technology to hard news articles on the election. My passion is to write about the human experience, our personal stories of struggle, victory and triumph, and ultimately the story of God – and his passionate love for each and every one of us.

THE WORSHIPPER

As the adopted daughter of the Bishop and Pastor, and member of a Kingdom family, I fell in love with Jesus at a young age.

In my young mind, I would visualize Jesus riding the bus with me to school. I excelled in Sunday School with memory verses and Bible challenges.

Yet in the back of my mind, I would wonder how those who don’t know Jesus, get to be saved. I spent most of my teenage years searching the depths of the cross, and even pushing the limits of God’s love – often rebelling and seeking to do things own way – rather than surrender to a risen Savior.

For many years, I self-inflicted many painful wounds, and lived with that pain and guilt even longer. As a young woman, I renewed my relationship with Jesus Christ – after being delivered from addiction, the wrong relationships and a web of destruction and sin.

And I turned things around, I really did. I checked all my boxes, I did all the right things. The Bible has a verse in Proverbs 22:6 that says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

I lived as testimony to the truth of this verse – until…

I strayed. I questioned God. I questioned the miraculous gifts God gave me in my Kingdom family. I questioned my very existence, that I was chosen, that I was His…

Every aspect of my life was tried, tested and purged. My friendships, my family, my financial situation, my marriage, my walk with God – everything.

I went through this death-burial-and-resurrection experience so I could fully sit, rest and dwell in the knowledge of who Jesus is and who God made me to be.

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Know that I’m not just a “mompreneur” or another business woman. I’m not just a marketing specialist or copywriter. I’m not an inspirational coach or teacher, but I am a woman on a Kingdom assignment to reach and influence the world for Jesus Christ. I am a Kingdom writer, influencer and leader in the city of God.

The most important thing you can know about me is that I am a child of God. I am committed to the principles written in the Holy Bible. I am eternally captivated and enthralled in the love and passion of Jesus Christ.

THE WOMAN

Many times, the grand gestures of life are not what make us who we are, but the tiny increments and decisions that set our daily rhythm.

For me, it’s waking up at 6:00 am to get my quiet time in – to set my intentions for the day and most importantly to ask God His purpose and plan for my day.

I’m a coffee lover. So, I usually start there with a strong cup of coffee, plenty of French Vanilla cream, my Bible, my journal, a pen and a candle.

It doesn’t stay quiet for long because I’m also a wife and mother of four beautiful young children.

Around 7ish, I begin to prepare them for school, helping my husband in whatever way I can along the way.

On a good day, we’re all out the door by eight in the morning.

I work at my eldest sister’s church, creating marketing campaigns to spread their influence and make a difference for Jesus Christ. I help win souls for a living.

Marketing is the new evangelism. 75% of the world’s population is on social media. Millennials and younger generations are now deemed digital natives.

Churches and businesses can reach and influence generations like never before. This is the time to sound off, my friends. It’s time to use your voice, to be the light, to be an influence.

This is why I do what I do. This is why I write a blog, help others tell their stories, give and volunteer at my home church, raise my family in the fear of God and pour out my heart and soul every day at my workplace.

We are not here by chance. We are here by intentional design by a Supreme Creator, who loved each of us so much that He sent His only Son to create a pathway to His endless truth, freedom and love.