This one time I had cancer. There was a particular part of my body that was being attacked. My M.O. as regards my own health, especially at the time, was usually to let things run their course. I would usually try to eat more or less healthily, I worked out occasionally. I preferred to avoid… Continue reading One Part of the Body
One of my former pastors--who helped ordain me to the position in which I currently serve, a year ago this week--posted this graphic this morning: Despite what you might think based on social media (which we all know is so truthful and representative) the last thing the majority of pastors here want is harm to… Continue reading The Right Answer
Here's what happens in my soul when my body chemicals mess me up: I take my calling too personally and myself too seriously.
How do you cultivate a fruitful life? Probably not with New Year's resolutions... Who doesn't long to stop feeling overrun by the demands of schedules, jobs, relationships, wallets? Was the easy yoke and light burden Jesus promised when we come to Him just a PR pitch? Is a joyfully managed life actually possible through connection… Continue reading Life in the Vine
if I'm doing something that I can't handle but God has asked of me, then I have to trust that in fact, He's going to do it, and I am truly confident that He can do a lot more than I ever could.
This morning I texted someone for the first time and identified myself as "Pastor Jenn." Which was weird.
My husband works this job which I'm now able to describe on a basic level to cursory enquirers, but I would have not the faintest clue how to do any of what he does. When I overhear him talking on the phone to colleagues or the guys he manages or clients, I hear words that… Continue reading Shop Talk