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writingjen · 11M ago

It’s time to say goodbye

After nearly 7 years of writing pretty much on a weekly basis, it’s time to move on to other writing projects so I am officially closing the doors on my blog. The website will stay active fo...
writingjen · 1Y ago

“31 Days of Struggle – Learning To Find Joy In The Midst Of A Season Of Hard.” – Day 4 – How My Great-Grandparents Taught Me About Struggle’”

These people taught me all about struggle. They came to the United States from Portugal back in the late 1800’s. They said goodbye to their friends, their family and their homeland forever a...
writingjen · 1Y ago

“31 Days of Struggle – Learning To Find Joy In The Midst Of A Season Of Hard.” – Day 3 – What’s Your ‘Fight Song?’”

When you’re in the middle of a hard season of struggle, what’s your fight song? What song inspires you to soldier on and get through it? I bet you’re thinking that mine is Rachel Platten’s “...
writingjen · 1Y ago

“31 Days of Struggle – Learning To Find Joy In The Midst Of A Season Of Hard.” – Day 2 – Why We’re All Looking For Narnia”

I was re-watching the movie Shadowlands the other day and I came across the scene where Douglas, the little boy, discovers the wardrobe standing in C.S. Lewis’ attic. He slowly and carefully...
writingjen · 1Y ago

“31 Days of Struggle – Learning To Find Joy In The Midst Of A Season Of Hard.” – Day 1 – The Definition Of Struggle

I’ve been thinking about this series for the last month, wondering what I was going to write about, wondering what I would say, wondering if I had anything to say that was even worth reading...
writingjen · 1Y ago

just keep swimming – 31 days of struggle – learning to find joy in the midst of a season of hard kicks off July 1st

  I couldn’t sleep last night as I was kept awake absorbing some amazing news that has come for the M7 Con. I also was thinking about my upcoming writing series that kicks off July 1st calle...
writingjen · 1Y ago

why I love benches

I love benches. I really do. I love how welcoming they are, how they beckon us to sit awhile, in stillness and spend some time taking in the scenery around us. They invite us to put down our...
writingjen · 1Y ago

we are all americans

I’ve been thinking a lot over the last few days. Since Sunday especially. Since I turned on the TV and saw the utter devastation that happened in Orlando. I’ve been thinking about our nation...
writingjen · 1Y ago

how god’s love is like the ocean

    I’m always amazed at the ocean. It’s the greatest component of our world, even though we don’t see it a lot of the time. Whether we’re standing in it, watching it from the shore or are a...
writingjen · 1Y ago

Coming this July…..

Drum roll please…. This year’s “31 Days” series, that kicks off July 1st, will be “31 Days of Struggle – Learning To Find Joy In The Midst Of A Season Of Hard.” Join me, this July, to explor...