Mar012016
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God Adores You.

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We were playing at the park one afternoon, throwing the ball and making new friends, when I looked around to check on my 5 year old daughter.  She had been running about since we got there, gulping in the sweet fresh air of late winter as she ran and climbed and slid. There is just something about a wonderfully rainy […]

Feb242016
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God Invites Us To Write His Name Upon Our Hearts

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Shocked, dazed, heartbroken, questioning… These are some of the desperate feelings we experience when life goes flying off the tracks. Many years ago almost everything in my life seemed to crumble. Health, home, employment, church family: all were dearly shaken. My heart felt broken. Panic attacks began to grip me. The days were painful, and difficult.  Very, very difficult. […]

Feb152016
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Sacred Family Moments

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It was a quiet night at home when Daddy disappeared into the backyard.  A few moments later my two eldest boys found him out there splitting firewood, arranging it onto the fire pit. With excitement, they leaned in to break up sticks from last year’s summer garden, adding the kindling. The littles noticed through the window and squealed, racing around inside to grab the marshmallows, small […]

Jan312016
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God Multiplies

By Jenna Devotions 2 Comments

I have these snappy little voices in my head that are my worst critics. Do you have those too? They whisper and they shout, “You are not enough”, “You don’t have what it takes.” And all too often I simply believe them. Truthfully, sometimes it’s just easier to. Because if I don’t measure up than I have every excuse to hang back, to play […]

Jan202016
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God Hears

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Sometimes praying can feel like standing on the shore of a great lake holding a very heavy rock. “Can I toss this heaviness in there?” we wonder. Looking out across the surface, painted with the reflection of the heavens above, we cast our stones of cares deep into it’s depths. These stones that hold our heart’s cries are so heavy in our hands. We […]

Jan102016
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God Goes With You

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Perhaps we were born to dream; to lift our eyes up to the painted clouds and imagine what could be. Sacred moments of stillness and wonder can stir something deep inside, calling us to reach up to the heavens where the seeds of God-sized promises are waiting. The Patriarchs of old discovered this long ago. Over the last week of Life […]

Jan012016
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Jesus is The Beginning and the End

By Jenna Devotions 7 Comments

In the swirly midnight celebrations of New Year’s Eve one simple idea pierced through the confetti and settled into my thoughts: the beginning and the end are so close together. They’re  just a heartbeat, a breath, a blink away from each other.  Last night we waved goodbye to the end of 2015 and turned to welcome the beginning […]

Dec222015
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Jesus Is The Bread of Life

By Jenna Devotions 2 Comments

In our image-rich world of #hashtags and sound bytes, does God use a marketing strategy to spread the gospel? Lately I’ve been learning about marketing techniques to get a message across in today’s hyper-marketed culture and it has led me to wonder if maybe John 1:14 whispers God’s Divine marketing strategy to us: “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” If God […]

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Jesus Is Comfort

By Jenna Devotions 4 Comments

Do you think it’s possible to be drained, worn out, and exhausted yet somehow not depleted? Is it possible to be completely emptied yet somehow filled to overflowing? Tonight that is how I feel.  After a long week of the most incredible but draining work I came home and had a minor meltdown.  With tears of exhaustion, I wondered, ‘What […]

Dec072015
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Jesus Is The Way

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People have been asking one big question for thousands of years: How many ways are there to God?  While under house arrest in the year 62 AD Paul, a citizen of Rome, wrote a letter to a small group of people in the ancient city of Colosse to answer that very question. Colossians is a tiny little […]