discipleship, God's word, grace, humility, New year, pride, self-absorption, the gospel, transformation by truth

A humble entrance

       As I looked toward this new year, I am overwhelmed.  Yes, we are having a baby (still sounds crazy to say), but that is not until June.  I am seemingly overwhelmed by every task and relationship I face even before the new year rolls.         This Christmas season has been busy.  We traveled for… Continue reading A humble entrance

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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

So, I have a confession. When I became a teenager in the late 80s it was en vogue to carry a photo album in your purse. Insecure 13 and 14 year old that I was, one could not tell. My photo album was filled with pictures of me. Jennifer at a wedding, Jennifer with friends… Continue reading Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

pride, random thoughts, self-absorption, spiritual growth, thankfulness, transformation by truth

How the corner was turned…

For those of you who have known me for any amount of time, you know that I have never loved Wal-mart. It brought the dread of fingernails on a chalkboard for me to venture there--crowds of families of 10 standing in the middle of aisles, small aisles. It's like people get stupid when they walk… Continue reading How the corner was turned…

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Pride: In the Name of Love, Part 2

The last two types of pride hit at the very core of American Westernized Culture.  We are taught to work hard (pride of achievement)--"you can be anything...you have it within yourself to conquer all that needs to be conquered." We are also taught independence (pride of independent spirit)--"do not let anyone tell you what to… Continue reading Pride: In the Name of Love, Part 2