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Comparison won’t make me a better mom…

  It’s such a big thing, bringing a person into the world. Just over 23 weeks into this journey, my heart feels the strain between what matters and what doesn’t. Having a little one is so much more than buying cute mini clothes and decorating a room. Children are a gift, yes, but they are…

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Holli Brown - April 15, 2014 - 6:52 pm

Beautifully written. I have a 4 1/2 year old boy and feel the same way. It’s so refreshing to see how you are already guiding her in the ways of the Lord and seeking his direction for her life. Love your posts. :)

When He bestows and withholds…

“I trust in You, O LORD; I say, ‘You are my God. My times are in Your hand.” Oh, how abundant is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, and worked for those who take refuge in You, in the sight of the children of mankind! Be strong, and let…

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Emily Wright - March 31, 2014 - 8:57 pm

So true, I can’t fully fathom Paul’s heart when he expressed, sorrowful yet always rejoicing, but I know I have experienced that in my own way.

We wait with hope! :)

Laura Nelson - March 31, 2014 - 10:03 pm

<3

cannot wait to see pictures of your new home :) xoxo

Stephanie Griffioen - March 31, 2014 - 11:00 pm

I love how you say that you have been in both places simultaneously. I can relate so, so well. I’m thankful to be reminded of these truths today :-)

Grace - April 1, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Oh, my heart is swelled with joy for you–because of your happy new home (I’m sure it is gorgeous) and even more so because of your beautiful devotion to God, and his devotion to you!
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Ashley Holstein - April 7, 2014 - 8:20 pm

amen! <3

Lisa Marie - April 12, 2014 - 12:41 am

Just what I needed to read tonight! Thank you for sharing and posting!

What I see when I look towards the future…

I often overhear people talking about how bad things are in the world today, how it was better in the old days or how the future seems depressing. It’s true. There are a lot of horrible things happening in the world. People are hurting, hungry, wronged, abused, corrupt, etc…But I don’t see things so bleakly. C.S….

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Casey - November 20, 2013 - 3:48 pm

This is beautifully written, Jennifer! Thanks for such a truth-filled and encouraging post this morning!

Isaac Kinman - November 21, 2013 - 5:19 am

Amen Jen! A fitting word.

Grace - November 21, 2013 - 12:14 pm

What an eloquent, honest, and hopeful post! Wonderful!
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Holli Brown - November 21, 2013 - 3:09 pm

This post is so uplifting. Perfect timing as I was just talking about heavy / scary things going on in the world today this morning with my husband before work. Reading your message really blessed me. Thank you for writing from your heart!

Callie Nicole - November 22, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Love this post! Such a good reminder to focus on the things that will last for eternity. Thanks for sharing!

Don’t be ashamed of your gift

  The fear of human opinion is disabling. I know because I’ve lived with those fears for a long time, cowering in the shadows, afraid to be who I really am. In high school I stuck out like a sore thumb. I hated feeling different. For a long while I tried to be like everyone…

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Ashlee Gadd - October 30, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Have you read A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman? I think you would love it…. ;)

Grace - October 31, 2013 - 11:45 am

Beautiful and encouraging!

Brittani Croft - October 31, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Hi Jennifer! I stumbled across your GORGEOUS work this morning via SMP Georgia, and when I saw this was your most recent post, I had to comment. It definitely struck a chord with me as recently my biggest battle has been trying to “fit” in somewhere and figuring out how exactly to deal with opinion. Your art is incredible and as a film lover and shooter (for personal work) myself, I am literally melting over it all. Thanks for the inspiration…I will definitely be back to visit more often!

Emily Meadows - November 4, 2013 - 4:18 pm

I needed this today. Thanks, Jen!

You can’t hurt a dead person

Not everyone is going to like me. It’s a hard fact of life. I still remember being rejected from “the cool kid’s table” in preschool. Somehow I think we all assume that it’s something we grow out of and that we’ll be so much stronger and confident as adults. Not so. A few weeks ago…

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Kristin Layne Peddicord - September 17, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Awesome words, thanks for sharing! <3

Allison - September 17, 2013 - 2:59 pm

What a great way to think about it! I tend to take things too personally as well. But you’re right… it’s my own ego and pride getting in the way. Thanks for sharing :)

Such a fun and colorful outfit! Super cute.
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Angela Rollins Crowe - September 17, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Very sweet and true words. I hope you have an amazing week! <3

Sarah Marie Beeman - September 17, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Love this! :) Such a great perspective.

Linda Pybus Baker - September 17, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Love this Jennifer!!! So very true!!! I struggle there too!!! Bro Rays sermon was for me!!

Ikhwan Hafizi Zulkifli - September 17, 2013 - 3:36 pm

stunning..shoot with?

Kristin - September 17, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Ooh, great thoughts! I like that question: am I surrendered or selfish? I’ll have to remember to ask that. :)

Karl Hudson - September 17, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Great word!! Needed this in my life today! Thanks for posting!

Janice Aplin - September 17, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Jennifer, your blog was beautiful! Out of the hurts we experience
comes the real beauty that God wants us to see! May the Lord
continue to use you for His glory!

Hannah - September 17, 2013 - 6:55 pm

Thank you for sharing this. Wow, it’s something that is so hard to let go.. the approval and validation we want from others.
“In truth it’s not self-confidence that I need, it’s Christ-confidence.” TRUTH!
thank you!

Madi Sanders - September 17, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Oh my goodness I love this so much! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend!

Holly - September 18, 2013 - 12:00 am

I can’t understand why anybody couldn’t like you, but thank you SO MUCH for sharing…you’re such an encouragement in my life and daily walk with Jesus. :) xo
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Kim - September 18, 2013 - 7:46 am

love this sentence – “In truth it’s not self-confidence that I need, it’s Christ-confidence.” glad to see you two are doing well!
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Grace - September 18, 2013 - 11:48 am

Thank you for this helpful reminder!
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Natalie @ NS Pottery - September 18, 2013 - 11:35 pm

So, so good. Thank you for speaking truth into your blog readers. By the way, I loooove the new look around here! :)
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Allan - January 1, 2014 - 8:58 am

Arlteics like this make life so much simpler.

www.eschatologyjournal.org - February 18, 2014 - 2:35 pm

A provocative insight! Just what we need!