Meet Jesse

Hello, sweet friends! Thanks for joining me.

My name is Jesse, commonly known as JesseWay.  I am 28, and a Special Education Teacher in North Carolina. I also have the privilege of investing in college students at Lenoir-Rhyne University where I attended school.

A list of things I love include (but are not limited to):

  • Jesus
  • My sweet hubby – Jacob
  • The Appalachian mountains, which are home to my precious family
  • Annie the pug
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Farmer’s Markets/Thrift Stores
  • Fun Snacks
  • Watching Movies and eating Popcorn
  • All things artsy
  • Traveling


  • Quality Time with Quality people

I started this blog after a year of praying and seeking the Lord about how to use the idea of “smile in a cup” since He used it to radically change my life when I was a college student. (For more information about what I’m talking about — visit my first blog post.) I hope that this site is a place for you to come to find rest, a kindred spirit, joy, and encouragement. Enjoy!