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Okay: How do we live in this dark, confused time in history?

God, help us, k?
I hear my peeps. Our hearts are weary and burdened. We’re like sheep without a shepherd, sometimes.

(obviously, before social distancing)

 brothers and sisters all.

I feel it too.  💜


I trust You Father.


You picked the time for me to be born, so I would be 50 right now. 

You picked my family and my nation. 

You picked my children and parents and siblings.


I thank You for the good and bad things in my life.


I pray and trust and look for ways to be “salty and lit”. (Matt 5)

You say You have good and hopeful plans for my future.  Jeremiah 29:11, right?

The glass is indeed half full.


I believe You. 💕

Peace 🕊️

–moma jenn

“NEEDTOBREATHE – “LET’S STAY HOME TONIGHT” [Live From Celebrating Out of Body]” on YouTube

I was just thinking about something with Jesus.

Hubby and I have friction over whether to go out or stay home quite a bit.

Bring it on!

We have regular dates

1. once a week for conflict resolution

2. and once a week for fun.

And he will often say he wants to stay home.

While I have been home all the time and want to get out of my sickbed and see something beside my walls.

Deflated

This song came to my mind as I was pondering……so I looked it up on YouTube and was listening to it again prayerfully with God.

I suddenly saw that this– our home– is my husband’s Oasis.

he’s safe here.

He can rest and relax and let his hair down in respite.

Of course he would not want to leave it!

It’s sweet that he wants me to be in it with him.

I think instead of being resentful at him and thinking he wants me to be constricted and limited,

I will reframe it reboot my heart

and find it endearing

that he wants to be safe at home with me.

We still need to compromise maybe every other time we can go out or something. I need that.

But

it helps me to understand where he’s coming from you know?

#resentfultograteful

#loveunderstandsme

#soulmates

Feel the burn

Lord God
I have some horrible things in my past.
Things that were done to me.  That I knew about.  That I was powerless to stop.
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Things that i did, myself.  Blindly.  Foolishly.  Arrogantly.  To my shame.  To my sorrow.
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You know.  You were sorta THERE, however that works with sin.

Can I pray for us?

“PapaGod-
As our representative, I want to wipe the slate clean, Father.
Do not hold these sins against us.

Just let it go.


Haven’t we all suffered enough by now?


I absolve my perpetrators. 
The folks who enabled them. 
And Myself.

In the sheltering name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth God come in the. Flesh, I pray for us:

Amen.

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I forgive it.  It’s Yours God.  You make it right. 
I cry  mercy. 
I plead the sweet cleansing shining 🌟 blood of Jesus
over these sins.

Set us all free.  You can do anything, Father.
You.

Are.

The.

Schizzle. “

Cauterize my heart 💜

Sincerely,

Mama Jen

Things I love

I’m so sad. Grief is hard work, ya know?

Time for a list. Reboot my 💜

  • California poppies
  • Yellow m&ms with peanuts
  • Depends Silhouettes (just keepin’ it real)
  • Clean sheets after a warm 🛁
  • 🐈laying in puddles of 🌞
  • My 🐕. They have such a great attitude, no matter what. #overcomeevilwithgood
  • Taco salad 🥗 from Wendy’s©
  • Queen Anne’s Lace and pink sweet peas
  • Birthdays 🎁🎂🎉
  • Vegetables – colorful, munchable variety
  • Crocheted afghans
  • My small group at Elevation
  • Rays of 🌞 streaming in my window
  • Chocolate 🍫in moderation
  • Learning new skills (current fave listening)
  • My Youversion Devotional- super encouraged
  • Holy Spirit- always there
  • Jesus – endlessly awesome 😎
  • Father God – so kind and full of integrity and wisdom
  • Unstoppable spring
  • Myths and stories
  • Ireland and Artemis Fowl
  • Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, stages of grief #incrediblyhelpful
  • Toe socks with fun patterns

Thank You 💕 God. Hug received 🤗

Help me Lighten up, Lord

Jesus bless and help each person
who stops by for just a pair of minutes.

We love 💕 Your words.

We love You.

But help us. It’s hard down here sometimes.

But You knew that.
You came down here.

I remember now. 😉


I’m asking for a hug today, Lord.

I mean that respectfully.

Especially during this pandemic, we need You.

We’re somewhat desperate.

Help us lighten up and not take ourselves so seriously.

We need a good Dad telling us that it will all work out.

Boot camp for my brain

I opened my Youversion app to read the Bible today.
So sad and beleaguered, you guys! Rough, loooong night with health stuff.

I tend to get suicidal when my MS is acting up, so I go to the Bible extra hardcore at those times. Even before I start to think in the morning. Knee jerk I’m training 💪 my brain to automatically do.

Armor up, right?

Oh my sparkly socks.

what I found, my peeps!

God’s been doing great things this year! I just read about some of the ways God’s been at work in the YouVersion Community, and I think you’ll love this. Let’s celebrate together! https://blog.youversion.com/?p

Youversion link this morning

Sooooo encouraging!


I hate fakey sacharin sweet Christian-ese.
It makes things feel worse.
So……. I almost didn’t click on it.

But I’m so glad I did after all!
I did not realize what The Holy Spirit was up to during this pandemic!

Watch “Encouragement for Hard Holidays, with Robyn Bush and Kim Michell | Comment start Grounded 11/16/20” on YouTube

Oh

My

Socks

You guys

This was so helpful. So blessed. Medicine for my hurting heart.

This is going to be the first holiday season since my oldest son chose another last name and dropped off the earth.

I’m dreading it. Frankly.

So I’m not the only one. I can do this. I’ve got Jesus, and He will never leave me or forsake me.

Pray for me, and I’ll pray for you darlings.

Celebrate anyways

Toxic family

I love that Jesus teaches me how to think about well-meaning but toxic folks.

He modeled it.

And the people became offended and began to turn against him. Jesus said, “There’s only one place a prophet isn’t honored—his own hometown!”
Matthew 13:57 TPT
https://bible.com/bible/1849/mat.13.57.TPT

And if anyone doesn’t listen to you and rejects your message, when you leave that house or town, shake the dust off your feet as a prophetic act that you will not take their defilement with you.
Matthew 10:14 TPT
https://bible.com/bible/1849/mat.10.14.TPT