JENNIFER'S BLOG

  • Of Lice and Women

    My worst nightmare happened about 6 weeks ago. Sound asleep, Jeremy and I were in a blissful spooning position when our daughter Lucy walked into our room to "sleep in the middle." This happens every night and so I moved over and snuggled her close. I closed my eyes and heard her scratch her head, deeply, repetitively, intentionally and while asleep. In 6 years of co sleeping, never once has she scratched her head. Panic ensued.   Keep Reading...

  • Reclaiming the Church Lady Title

    When you think of "church lady" be honest, what kind of picture comes to mind? Let me guess:For decades, church ladies have been notoriously characterized as: persnickety, negative, proper, killjoys who enjoy casseroles and gossip about "kids these days." We've allowed them to occupy spaces in our minds of women's ministries, and Sunday School teachers, and flower arrangements but rarely have we openly discussed what a true flesh and blood church lady is for so m...  Keep Reading...

  • I am the face of mental illness

    Today I posted on social media a quote simply saying “check on your strong friend .” I captioned it with these words:Kate Spade had it all from the outside looking in. But so do some of our friends. Remember, depression, anxiety, any type of mental illness may not look like what you think.   Keep Reading...

  • Whole30 Review

    So many people have followed along my Whole30 journey and I promised I'd share some results!First, what is the Whole 30? It's basically a nutrition plan that eliminates certain foods that commonly cause negative impacts on some people's health and fitness. It tackles some of the emotional issues behind why we eat what we eat.   Keep Reading...

  • Sacred Space

    Lately I've been pondering a lot about sacred spaces. For the past 36 years when the word sacred was described, my mind has returned to our home church. But lately, the concept of sacred is expanding in my heart and I wondered if maybe you'd like to expand yours along with me? The word sacred simply means "connected with God." And I realize how much I've limited Him by viewing Him within four walls of a building.   Keep Reading...

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