Interviewing Jerusalem Jackson Greer at CBA Unite 2017 was more like sitting on the porch with some sweet tea contemplating life with your girl friends.  Jerusalem is the author of At Home in this Life and shared some of her tips from the book.  For the last couple days I have been trying one of Jerusalem’s tips of turning off the noise.  It has been refreshing even if a little uncomfortable at first.

I was excited to learn that Jerusalem is just down the road from us in central Arkansas and a member of the Arkansas Women’s Bloggers.


  • Our takeaways from Jerusalem’s interviews are:
  • When all  your dreams come unraveled, see what God has for you
  • Slow down – life has seasons.  It will come back around again.
  • Turn off the noise; be in the quiet.
  • Living in community is about stability, conversion and obedience.
  • Find beauty in the mess.



About the Author – Jerusalem Jackson Greer’s writing has been called “beautiful,” by Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman,) incarnational by Sarah Bessey, and that of an “honest friend” by Shauna Niequist. 
In addition to being a writer, Jerusalem is also a minister and speaker. She lives with her husband and two sons in Arkansas, along with their pet pig and a host of chickens. As a family they are attempting to live a slower version of the modern life. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. She writes about all of this and more at

 About the Book

Jerusalem writes with a raw honesty that reassures readers they are not alone in feeling not good enough, not wise enough, not Christian enough to figure out God’s plans.
Jerusalem is active on Facebook and Pinterest and regularly posts on her blog ‘Slow Living in a Fast World’ where she records what she calls her “beautymess” attempts at living a sacramental life

Publisher: Paraclete Press is a publisher of essential Christian wisdom. It is our mission to publish books, music and videos which remind us, “Never lose hope in the mercy of God.” (The Rule of St. Benedict) Although Benedictine spirituality is at the heart of all we do, we are an ecumenical publisher and as such we present works that unite us and enrich our understanding as Christians, whether Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox or Evangelical. Paraclete Press was incorporated in 1983 and is the publishing house of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical monastic community rooted in the Benedictine tradition. Located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Community of Jesus is made up of over 300 members including vowed religious brothers and sisters, families and singles.