Behind the Prison Walls (we all need have a story . . . )

I learn so much when I go beyond this barbed wire. Despite our differences, we all share the same bond of needing love, respect, grace, and dignity.  On a recent visit […]

The Rip Current of Gender Ideology (and what I’m doing about it.)

As we approach 18 years in ministry, we are stepping into uncharted waters.  In the last eight years, the number of girls seeking “transitioning” gender treatment has skyrocketed by 4515%, a […]

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Christmas Waits for No Man

Dear Friends, I’m sharing a message I wrote seven years ago about the meaning of Christmas. I hope you’ll take the time to soak in the true reason we celebrate […]

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Dear Friends, First of all, I want to honor the brave men and women of our armed forces, including those who fought in Afghanistan and lost their lives. They are truly […]

Arise and Shine (for the glory of the Lord rises upon you)

In 2020, I had a dream. In the dream, I was writing a facebook post about politics when God stepped in and got in my face. “But YOU,” He said, […]

When Women Preach the Word

Apparently some people are upset that women have been preaching. It’s kind of funny, since the first person to announce the resurrection was a woman, commissioned by Jesus himself. I […]

When God Turns a Page (how putting HOME 1st changes everything)

I have always loved public ministry. No matter the opportunity, I love inspiring women that in Christ, we can ALL have a new day. We can all turn a page. […]

Beginning with Thanks and Praise

This week on Jen’s Journal, I’d like to welcome my longtime friend and sister Megan Carter to the writing chair.  Megan and I have shared hundreds of prayer calls across […]

When prayer is your greatest weapon

Some people just know how to wage war. “My strategy is going to be prayer,” Trudi leans over the desk and says to me. The lines on either side of her […]

Getting What We Want vs. Knowing What We Need

Sometimes we get what we want. Other times, we get what we need, and we may not always like it. But if we call ourselves believers, we must also believe […]

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