Tonight I sat on my teenage son’s bed, fighting back tears as he asked me if I thought he would ever get shot at school. It was the first time I’ve seen real fear on his face—fear born from the stark realization that life-altering, life-ending violence can happen anywhere. And I hate it. I hate
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#nofearFriday It's #nofearFriday and today we are tackling identity and fear. What do you think? Can identity influence fear? Does confusion over our true identity cause us to be more fearful? I think the Bible gives strong evidence to suggest it does. I also believe that the secret to living a fear less life is
“God,” I whispered, afraid of uttering aloud the thoughts in my heart. “I wish my son would never have started reading the Bible.” There. I said it. And I meant it—even though the admission brought a fresh wave of tears. I mean what Christian mom doesn’t want her son to read the Bible?? What Bible
Launching hope one story at a time... What is hope? How would you define the word? Trust in a promise? Belief in something? An idea? This weekend I launched my first book. And it was glorious and beautiful; surreal and exciting. But what struck me the most about the day was that the launch of
My fear started off as a warm blanket wrapped securely around my shoulders—protecting me from an ever growing list of potential dangers: Germs. Public speaking. Sharks. Sharing my writing with others. My kids playing outside. Cold coffee. Driving on the highway. Roaches. Submitting a book proposal. Talking to a publisher. Doing a facebook live video.
Five years ago I saw my silhouette reflected in the eyes of a blind horse. That night, as the setting sun transformed the evening sky, I gazed into almond shaped eyes set into the face of a black and white horse. A horse who could see nothing but darkness. I stood before the animal, transfixed.
You may have received some posts from me today in Latin. No, I have not taken up a new language. And no, I am not I am not taking up wood working or app design! But I am working on something...... Stay tuned for a big announcement coming Monday! Thanks for your patience and understanding
Today, No Fear Friday is all about the truly fearless One! Happy Resurrection Weekend! Go be fearless in His Name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfJcBp72XA4&t=2s Much love, Jen
Several weeks ago I accidentally started a thing. A movement of sorts. Although in full disclosure it's really just a movement of one, maybe two...possibly as many as three. But still...it's kind of become a thing for me. And it's called No Fear Friday. You see, several weeks ago I had to send out
I am a writer. I make sense of my world by turning feelings into words—experiences into sentences. Written words are as much a part of my daily life as eating and sleeping. And while some of my writing is private, and some only for a select audience, much of my writing involves words I long