Author Archives: Jen

Posting our opinions or complaints on social media is not the same as standing in the gap for our nation, nor does it take the place of really speaking out on injustice. Sure, we can post our feelings but what are we accomplishing? Are we sharing the Father’s heart by giving our opinion on the issue? Are we spending more time arguing on Facebook then we are on our faces before the Father? 2 Chronicles 7:14 says “If My people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray…” it does not say if my people are loud enough on social media, it does not say if the lost people would stop doing bad things, it does not say if we share our feelings enough.

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Friends, people are hurting! Period. Stop blaming and start loving! Other’s pain ≠ your platform & agenda! Today, I choose to pray, I choose to cry, and I choose to love. Let us be love, let us be just like Jesus, and let us shut our mouths if we can’t be loving and encouraging because that is what the world needs! (Listen to the audio version online).

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My Heart Hurts

When did it become ok to use every horrible situation to promote your views on guns or your prejudices against a people group? When did it become ok to point fingers at grieving parents who literally had to fight an alligator for the life of their 2 year old son and lost? — Friends, people are hurting! Period. Stop blaming and start loving!

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Eve and temptation

We’ve seen this pattern before: This is the same strategy that the devil used on Eve in the garden. He painted a picture of how wonderful the fruit was and how God was holding back the best tree because He didn’t want her to be like Him — she “deserved” to be like Him. But, is this true?

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Portected Foster Care Newborn

She came to us just 3 days ago as a 2 day old! — I am in love, seriously. I already know that this little one will be hard, so so so hard to say goodbye to. There is just something that a peaceful little newborn has that is so beautiful and precious to a mama’s heart…

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The Mission Field Around You

If you love the Lord and have claimed Jesus Christ as your savior, you are called. Listen to this short encouragement from Jen on what it means to to follow where God is calling you in life. So many Christians think “the calling” is this big thing where we hear the voice of the Lord telling us to be an evangelist, or a pastor, or a missionary. The truth is the call is for ALL who believe in Jesus.

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Holding Ears and Not Listening to God's leading

If you love the Lord and have claimed Jesus Christ as your savior, you are called. Listen to this short encouragement from Jen on what it means to to follow where God is calling you in life. So many Christians think “the calling” is this big thing where we hear the voice of the Lord telling us to be an evangelist, or a pastor, or a missionary. The truth is the call is for ALL who believe in Jesus.

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We all want our kids to feel safe. But are they?

The first few nights our new littles were here they were not sure of anything. They had no idea if we would harm them, if we would feed them, if we would love them. But, after consistently meeting their needs and showing our love they began to trust.

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Overwhlemed

I am overwhelmed. Yes … by the sheer task of being mom to 6 kids (ranging from ages 1 to 6), all with different needs and desires. Yes … by the chaos that is sure to be a lingering effect as we find our new norm. Yes … by the hurt that I get a glimpse of in their vulnerable moments…. But, more than that I am overwhelmed by Him.

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Foster Siblings

How can I parent my “bio” kids with so many needs of my foster babies? It’s hard. I feel like I am failing. But, what is the ultimate goal of parenting? Most of us, me included, want to give our kids the world. We want to guard them from hurt and pain and hardship. But, is that a Biblical goal? I don’t think so.

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