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Be The One

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

Be The One 2018-05-20T15:20:24+00:00

#nofearFriday: Identity Versus Fear

#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

#nofearFriday: Identity Versus Fear 2018-05-18T11:28:18+00:00

Learning to Let Go: when God has to pry the mom fingers from our teenagers’ faith

“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

Learning to Let Go: when God has to pry the mom fingers from our teenagers’ faith 2018-05-14T12:14:50+00:00

Launching hope one story at a time…

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

Launching hope one story at a time… 2018-05-10T12:16:59+00:00

Throwing off the cloak of fear

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.

Throwing off the cloak of fear 2018-04-30T13:12:00+00:00

Things I’m supposed to tell you and things I want to say

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.

Things I’m supposed to tell you and things I want to say 2018-04-23T10:48:01+00:00

What’s with all the Latin??

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

What’s with all the Latin?? 2018-04-14T09:53:23+00:00

No Fear Friday (Good Friday edition)

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

No Fear Friday (Good Friday edition) 2018-04-14T11:09:42+00:00

No Fear Friday

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

No Fear Friday 2018-04-14T11:08:52+00:00

About My Work

This blog serves as an online journal of sorts. It is where I go to process my thoughts and feelings. It is where I write about what it means to shine the light of Jesus in an ever darkening world. And it is where I record the beautiful glimpses of God’s extraordinary grace in the midst of my very ordinary life.

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Release Date: May 8th, 2018
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