When you feel remembered--when someone acknowledges and leans in, it is so powerful. You feel seen and heard and chosen. There's nothing more deflating than having to introduce yourself to a person for the 49th time, and they have no clue who you are. It feels empty. That's why I love to connect with people--we… Continue reading Forget Me Not
You are not enough. You read it right. That's offensive, huh? I am NOT saying you do not have worth. I am NOT saying that you do not have value. I am NOT saying you cannot do hard things. I am NOT saying you are not tough. I am NOT saying you are a failure.… Continue reading Contrary to Popular Opinion…
It all started with a closet project. Little did I know that it would turn into so much more. Our home has more than ample storage, but the problem is we have dumped stuff there. The stuff that is falling out of the closets and the basement means there is stuff everywhere in our… Continue reading It all started with a “little” project
I picked a title because it moved me. It sounded inspired. This is a picture of my life. I get a whim of creativity. I start something new, and then I backtrack to contemplate the meaning. The Art of Coming Alive… There are two types of people in this world: people who have… Continue reading What’s with the blog, jen?
(These are notes from my last session this weekend...an open letter to my sisters in Christ.) The more we KNOW him, the more we understand ourselves and who He created us to be. I love to hear people’s stories. We think we know someone, but we do not understand them well until we know how… Continue reading Encouragement to my fellow women
Well, it's building again. That pressure to do the right thing, to do it the best way, to prove your worth is on the rise. Where does it come from? From women's mouths, popular books, sub-cultural norms to your ears--actually straight to your heart. The words marinate in your heart until you believe it and… Continue reading A good mom…
Life is hard. We forget the good at times. We forget where and how we have grown. We forget friends who were faithful along the way. We can major on our feelings of the crisis or the mundane we are in. This is the human condition. That is why God reminded the children of Israel… Continue reading Remember