You are Invited! Join my Circle of Sisters to help you grow in your faith

Hey Friends! If there’s one thing I know, it’s that being surrounded by a circle of sisters in Christ is one of the most powerful forces for positive change in […]

The Evil Behind the Image (Baal-enciaga’s child pedophilia campaign)

When 1.8 billion dollars, 2 million likes, and a photo campaign of very young children holding teddy bears wearing sexual bondage gear hits the presses, people in the modeling industry […]

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 […]

Senator: What is a Woman?

For the last day of Women’s History Month, it seems appropriate to talk about what it means to be a woman. In the 2022 confirmation hearings for the first female […]

The Power of Love Unites Us

Dear Friends, I feel like it’s time I finally share my heart with you over the outrage happening in our country. As we have watched the suffering and division of […]

This is Your Time

“There is a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing” (Ecclesiastes 3:5). I never understood this verse before. The world is in a reset. And how we […]

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. […]

Beautiful Lie #2: You are Not What You See in the Mirror (can someone help a girl out here?)

We’ve got girls wanting to retouch their thighs … and their eyes … and it’s all based on lies.  If there is one chapter I hope women read from my […]

Why you Need Grace and Truth for Real Change to Happen

It can get messy trying to figure out how change really happens.  When we don’t deal with hurts, when we bury or mask truth, things only get worse. The other day […]

U R Cared For (when you aren’t so sure…)

I always seem to be writing out of the wrestle. The moment I think I’m the only one feeling pinned to the mat breathless, along comes other girls who say they feel pinned […]

U R the Same but Different (going beyond the barbed wire…)

I stood outside the prison walls, gazing high at the barbed wire spiraling the top of the fence. Inside, the concrete cracked and crumbled. “The grounds are more depressing than […]

U R Becoming Rich (when you need a new definition)

“Do you know how many people we could bless?” the hunter says to me, glancing over his shoulder as I rummage through the makeup drawer. The spark in his eye […]

U R Waiting for your Miracle (how to grab faith by the horns and wrestle hope down)

People say waiting is the hardest part. I say faith is the hardest part, believing for more when what you see is less. Knowing there is a firm walkway under your […]

U Need a Miracle (how to hope when what you want is huge)

So you need a miracle. I get that — I really, really get that. This is an exciting moment for both of us. We are the children of the God […]

U R Fighting a Battle (how counting breaks through fear)

I am sitting on my back porch watching a mama bird feed her babies. There are two birds — the Daddy caws protection from predators, and Mama returns with tiny worms. […]

U R My Daughter, So…(a tribute to our Olivia)

Our daughter turned 14 yesterday. We redid her room for high school. We shopped. Lunched. Laughed hard through photo shoots with her best friend. Went toilet papering. Celebrated .. and this I […]

U R my Confidence (Why Trust is the Key to Joy)

They say worrying is like a rocking chair — it gets you nowhere. But trust is a rocking chair too. I know, because I sat in one the other night. When […]

U R Beautifying Us (How Hard Times Change Us for the Better)

“Oh, and Jen,” she says, “I feel like God wants  me to share something with you, that you need some Good News….” The news she shares is private, and it […]

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U R My Provider (laying down what you want for what you need)

When faced with laying down the treasure of his heart, Abraham obeyed. He rose early, took his son Isaac whom he loved, and went up to the mountain to offer […]

U R a Seed (how dying sprouts new life)

Baby Judah was born, died, and raised on the same day: A seed, sprouting to new life.  Bethany, the young mother you see here, posted this to her Facebook page: […]

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U R Hard Pressed but Not Crushed (when you are being squeezed)

“When you are in the vise grip,” Devi once told me, “and you are being squeezed … like a lemon, let it produce sweet juice in you – sweet lemonade, refreshing to […]

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U R Beautiful to Me (a miracle at a book signing)

I met her at a book signing. Her skin was like silken milk chocolate. Her eyes darted in agony as she strained to speak. No matter how hard she tried, no discernible […]

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U R Walking on Water (an honest letter from Jen…)

Dear Friends, It seems high time for an honest letter from me to you. So here goes… Yesterday I organized the book closet. Today our bookkeeper is here. Recently three […]

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U R My Safe Place (The True Shades of Real Love)

This is an open letter to my husband, in case there are any women out there caught in shades of grey. U R My Lover, and I’ve loved you in […]

U R the Calm Amidst the Storm (when the winds are blowing and the way is unsure)

They say another storm is coming. We huddle in; we cease to travel; we make soup. The way is blurry; we could slip on the ice; we don’t know what […]

U R Created to Create (when the longings are real and what you want is honest)

There are plump raspberries, tangy almonds, dried apricots, cheeses and chocolates. There is wine, tea, and a gathering of women. My friend Tracy summons us a few times a year, […]

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U R on My Mind (to the girl with the dark eyes)

As I looked out at the sea of faces, her’s struck me. The five hundred high school girls in the audience nearly all have brown eyes and dark hair, but […]

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U R Forgiven (a message for all)

“Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they are doing.” The spirit of Christ’s words rose like smoke from a heart on fire. “I forgive you,” I wrote, “There […]

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U R My Friend So I Promise …

U R My Friend, so I promise: to love you when you are messy and life is messy and things are hard. to believe in the best of you even […]

A Gift opens the way for the Giver.
U R a Giver (how giving gives back!)

I give each year a title. This coming year for me is The Year of the Giver. The year to give steadfast love. The year to give hope. The year […]

U R More Beautiful Than You Know (a message for the girls…)

“Everyone’s talking about the Victoria’s Secret fashion show  … how this one girl wore this multi-million dollar outfit …. and how amazing they all are …” The lights on my daughter’s […]

U Matter to Me (written upon news of a loved one’s suicide)

Given that many people feel alone, unloved, and forgotten over the holidays, I decided to share this … if you know anyone who needs to know he or she matters, […]

U R Enough (even when it doesn’t appear so)

She pauses to inhale.  “Where are my days going?  I am just trying to be a good wife and mom … and you are out speaking and writing books, and […]

U R Flawed (and I love you anyway)

Inside out, I question why.  Why am I so flawed?  So forgetful?  So filled with failure?  And where did I get this bent to argue?  To prove my point?  To […]

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U R More Than You Think You Are (even though you think you’re not?)

When I saw her in the dream, she exuded fab.  She sauntered in high heels and a tailored dress, her red hair sweeping wild over beaming eyes. But the girl […]

U R All for the One (how working for an audience of One is worth it)

I lay my head to pillow, eyes red from screen daze.  Maybe I looked too long, at each word, each image, each line.  When the blog engine said the post […]

U R More Than Enough, God (On the Porch, meeting with the God of the More)

When I look out upon grassy fields, shorn brown and sweet green smell of rain, when I am silent to hear the dove and sparrow, even the crick of this porch … when a single raindrop, a rooster’s crow, quiet pat […]

A New Name: U R More

My mentor Devi Titus once told me that when God gave her the name to match her vision, only then could she pursue it.  She’s the same elegant woman who wrinkled […]

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