134944840_10159191209731802_2147902677887099542_nHi, and welcome to my messy collection of thoughts.

I’m Grace Pilet Jacobsen, a manager by day and haphazard creative (and mba student) by night.

I am a mess of experiences, places, and people’s stories. While I often attempt to appear that I have everything together, I often feel like a kaleidoscope of plans and emotions. This blog is where much of that is flushed out and examined.

I consider myself an ex-missionary kid, and forever third culture kid. I lived in Mongolia for some time, studied Arabic while in Jordan, and taught English in China. While living abroad is in my blood, my husband and I intend to call Baltimore, Maryland home for the foreseeable future. We are inspired daily by the people and culture of “Bmore,” and feel fortunate enough to belong to it now.

I have recently begun exploring the darker parts of my experience with mainstream evangelicalism and the difficulties of that identity therein. I aim to be transparent in all my words and posts, so if you happen to read any of this and are offended, do know that is not my intent.  I wish to amplify the true nature of Jesus, but also call out the pain that is often caused “in Jesus’ name.”

As this blog has functioned as more of a diary than anything else over the years, you will find there are some deeply personal stories and lessons throughout it. However, you will also find collections of travels, fun facts I’ve picked up over the years, and silly anecdotes about being married to a bearded man. Currently, I invite you to tag along on my journey as I explore my story of being (dis)graced.


If you’re interested in some stories that have made me who I am check out:  Good Grief and What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting .

If you’re looking more for blogs on expat life, you’ll find them in posts like: 10 Things I Miss About America and 5 Things I Love In China But Hate In America.

Thanks for dropping by, and leave a comment or two so I know you were here!

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Grace! I’m writing from Mongolia. I have just read your article about Mongolia. I’m so impressed of you. I work as a Tourist manager in UB. Until now, I have heard a few compliments about Mongolia from my tourists. But you are different, I’m so happy to hear that you loved my country. We really proud of our country and tradition. I wish you best of luck and happiness in your life. Please come back to Mongolia again. We would happy to greet you again πŸ™‚ BR, Degi

  2. Hi Gracee! I stumbled upon your Mongolia post as I was researching about it since I’m gonna be going there for a missionary work. Obviously, you got me hooked that I even checked this “About” page. πŸ™‚ Would like to get some first-hand experience from you regarding the people there. I got a great idea about the environment but I’m gonna be there for the people so would really appreciate some tips πŸ™‚ Email me jonairepublica@gmail.com Im from Philippines πŸ™‚

  3. Hello, I am a writer, loved your Geneva blog, I am currently writing an article about City Manager Matt Horn and Geneva. I would love to talk with you this weekend! I had to sign in with my e-mail, please contact me. Thanks! Nancy

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