Jen's Journal

Jen's Journal

How looking in the mirror teaches us our “who” and our “do” – and some big news about Jen on FB Live starting March 21

“How did becoming a Christian change your life?” her sweet, innocent voice asks, the telephone line connecting me to California.

“That’s a good question,” I answered Grace, our niece whose name means all things beauty.

“Becoming a Christian taught me my “who” and my “do,” I finally answer, relieved when I can put words to such a life change.

As I say in Beautiful Lies

“I used to think the mirror was a perfect reflection, but now I know it couldn’t be. It’s always changing.”

This world has so many mirrors. They play tricks on us. Do we look at people to tell us who we are? Does the reflection in the bathroom mirror tell the truth or does it lie? Do the stars, as they stand upon the world’s stages, tell us who women really are? What is true about women? What is beautiful anyway? 

Maybe beauty is about how fiercely we love those within our reach.

What is our “who”?

and what is our “do”?

These are the subjects I’ve written for; these are the essential questions we all must answer.

I have this new woman in the office on Tuesdays. Her name is Ana. She’s brilliant, bright, unafraid. She’s an immigrant from Cuba and she comes every wonderful Tuesday, bubbly and sure of herself as the morning comes.

Ana has an idea.

Jen’s going to do Facebook Live Bible Studies this year.

Now that’s pushing my “who” into my “do,” isn’t it? Because people are committing atrocities on Facebook Live and one woman can speak life into that crazy, dazy world.

It would be much easier to write a book than to actually live it. But I’m not going to settle for knowing who I am in Jesus until I share the mystery and the magic with women who are looking at men, mirrors, and magazines and getting all messed up about their worth.

Starting March 21 at 10:30 am CST, I’d love for you join us as we study Beautiful Lies on Facebook Live. There will be recorded videos, interactive videos, and you can get your book and Bible study here.

Women, our “do,” and our “who,” live, for 10 weeks.

Join me as we look away from the mirrors that ever-changing and look instead into the One Mirror that never lies.

To join our FB community (and remind me I’m not alone here) “like” the You are MORE FB page, where you’ll logon each week starting March 21 . . . . Click here to grab your book and Bible study and we’ll get you everything you need to begin the journey, every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am CST from March 21 – May 30.

It’s all about the who.

And all about the do.

I hope you’ll join us!

Love,

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About the Author: Jennifer

Jennifer Strickland is a wife, mom, TEDx speaker, and former professional model. She is the author of Girl Perfect, More Beautiful Than You Know, and Beautiful Lies, among other books and Bible studies that teach women their worth in God’s eyes. Since leaving the modeling industry, she founded URMore.org, a non-profit ministry that provides resources to hurting women and girls. Her favorite moments are found working on the family ranch with her husband, who she calls “the Cowboy”; in her kitchen, concocting a new version of her famous spaghetti; or spending time with their three precious children.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Jennifer is a captivating speaker. She keeps the listener hanging in wonder of what’s coming next! Her presentation is not only absorbing, it reveals the truth of God’s power to heal a wounded spirit.

Barbara Brown

Barbara Brown, Former Stonecroft Ministries Regional Representative, San Diego, CA

“The ‘P’ word [perfection] may be the heaviest burden women bear. All the misguided things we do to attain it can keep us away from what we need most – the unconditional love of God the Father. The Girl Perfect Study Guide gives you a map to the wholeness you were created for.”

Nancy Ortberg

Nancy Ortberg, author and former teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church

“The Girl Perfect Study Guide shatters the lies girls and women believe and points to the ultimate truth, which really does set us free. I am confident that this study will help thousands discover a beauty, purpose, and worth that truly lasts. Thank you Jen for exposing the ‘perfect life’ and inviting girls to experience God’s ‘perfect love.'”

Allie Marie Smith

Allie Marie Smith, Founder of Wonderfully Made

One of the best testaments to what Jennifer is doing for the young girls and women of today is a comment from my eleven-year-old granddaughter: “Grammy, I want to read this book and hear her again. She’s good and I learned a lot.” This is exactly what I experienced from a grown-up perspective when I was introduced to Jennifer Strickland’s amazing story. Read it and see if you don’t get the real story from an icon model and a powerful speaker of truth.”

Thelma Wells

Thelma Wells, D.D. (Hon), President of Woman of God Ministries
As a teacher, participator, and observer of public speaking for most of my life, I’ve come to realize that many speakers make one of two mistakes when interacting with their audience (especially when that audience is mainly teenagers.) They either expect their audience to climb up to their level (which feels unattainable to the crowd) or they step down to the level of their listeners (which feels cheap and pandering.) The best speakers meet their audience where they are and lead them up to where they want them to be. This feels genuine. This is what Jennifer did over the last few days at our school.
Jennifer Strickland is a funny, engaging, dynamic speaker. She shares truth with authority and credibility that comes from both experience (her story is powerful) and an obvious depth of study in the Bible. The ideas she presents about Value, Identity, and Purpose are truths everyone needs to hear.
I heartily recommend her for your conference, school retreat, or any event where you want your people to be encouraged and challenged with deep, impacting truth.

Andrew Doan

Andrew Doan, Concord Christian Academy, Concord, NH

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