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 use this time says everything about who we will be when revival comes.

When we exit our homes and enter society again, how different we are will depend on what we do now.

This is a time for rest and replenishment, a time to receive all the world’s hurts and hopes into our hearts and yield to the necessary changes in our homes, families, communities, and nation.

It is a time for unity and cooperation — one working beside the other to makes this household work, this family thrive, this neighborhood one to be proud of. It is a time for our communities to come together, and for solidarity as a nation.

We are one family, one nation under God, indivisible. And we know a house divided will not stand.  

It’s a time to relinquish our divide and stand as one. There truly is no other way.

This is our time to review the things that matter most, readjust, and repent.

It’s a time to reevaluate our values, respect the office of the President, and realign ourselves with our Creator.

Now is the time to revisit the principles this country was founded upon and rest our gaze on the one true God whose name is written on every penny we share.

The Israelites trusted God would Passover their house if they just stayed home and marked their doorframes with the blood of the sacrificial lamb.

Jesus Himself was shut up in a tomb to re-emerge a new man.

And the Word calls him the Lamb of God. Without blemish or defect, His blood covers us.

It’s time to take Communion, friends.

When we do re-emerge, let us be the people we are truly meant to be. Clean and without defect, not perfect in our humanness, but perfected by faith in the blood. Made new because we allowed Him to do a work in our home and our hearts.

This is a reset. Use it well.


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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, 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.


The honesty that Jennifer uses to tell her story drew our young women in and captured their hearts. She provided them with practical tips that the women use daily to transform their lives. These decisions have caused them to do things differently. We loved her so much, we are having her back!

Chrissie Dunham

Chrissie Dunham, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

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

Jennifer has the ability to make you laugh, cry, and see yourself as one of God’s glorious creations — and that is just her warm up! Once Jennifer starts speaking, all you want to do is listen, learn, laugh, and love her. She takes you outside of yourself while helping you see inside of yourself, and does it in such a way that you feel safe, empowered, and capable to embrace all that the Lord is waiting to give you. She opens your eyes and your heart to hear from God in ways you never have. She connects you with others who share similar life experiences — and shines a bright light on the pathway to forgiveness, love, and blessings. Jennifer is also an amazing mother, compassionate, loving wife, and loyal, dedicated friend. Any opportunity women of any age have to hear from her is a gift and one that will produce fruit in their lives.

Lori Kennedy

Lori Kennedy, Outreach Event Coordinator, Riverview Evangelical Church, Bonsall, CA

I just picked up my girls from school today and they both talked all the way home about Jennifer’s presenation. It was a BIG HIT with Middle School and High School kids (both boys and girls). My high school daughter mentioned that she was glad that for once, a speaker focused on girl’s topics instead of sports or boy topics. She said that Jennifer engaged with the boys and made them answer questions too. My middle school daughter said that everyone in the middle school was paying attention too, and that all her friends were very tuned into what Jen was saying. Both girls said that they thought it was fine that the boys were with the girls during the presentation because the boys “needed to hear this stuff too.” 

Mother of two student attendees

Mother of two student attendees of Jennifer's U R MORE school program for boys and girls

If you think Jennifer gets the attention of adults, just see how the teenagers respond! My teenage grandchildren said they wanted to hear more from her and that her book was the only one they’ve ever really enjoyed reading! If teenagers are informed, inspired, and desire more, does anything else need to be said? Jennifer is an unusual voice of truth, integrity, and dignity. She needs to tell the world about her experiences and her victory. She encouraged me, a 70-year-old great grandmother. So, from teens to grans she has something everyone can benefit from.

Dr. Thelma Wells, D.D.

Dr. Thelma Wells, D.D. (Hon.), Speaker / Author / Founder of the Ready to Win Conferences
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