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Jennifer is wife to Dave and has two handsome baby boys who have grown into two handsome, wonderful young men. She is also "mom" to 450+ kids at the high school where she's the resident "office lady." She and her husband are now empty nesters living in the upper left corner of the lower 48 with their dogs, cats, an occasional cow, and a stray horse named Amber. Jennifer has a heart for the broken and hurting, believing firmly that we are not meant to walk this road alone.
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Communication is a key ingredient in every healthy relationship. I think most of us would agree with that statement, especially when talking about our

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Sitting in a circle, criss-cross applesauce, on a colorfully patterned carpet, I am listening to each of the second graders in my group take

How to Pray When You Feel Like You Don't Know How

Growing up, my family believed in God but didn’t attend church. I thought that when you prayed you had to address God formally and

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This Is Why Depression Is a Deceptive Liar

Depression is a deceptive liar. It will tell you that you are weak, that you don’t have anything to contribute to the world you live

If Words Are Powerful, How Should You Speak to Yourself

Do you know who you spend the most time with? Who you talk to the most? Whose voice you hear the most? I encourage

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I often find myself strolling around our property and through my gardens. This is where I find peace, quiet, solace, and spend the majority

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3 Ways to Adjust to a New Normal in the Pandemic

Today is a new day, a gift. A blessing and an opportunity to share my story with other women in hopes that it will

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Why Journaling Is the Best Tool for Self-Discovery

What are some things that come to mind when you think of the word journaling? Do you think of your teenage self, lying on

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Are You Missing Your Purpose While Searching for It

Purpose. That seems to be a buzz word these days. Everyone is either searching for their purpose or their purpose is to help you find

Who Else Wants to Make the Most of Summer

If you have read my bio, you know that I work in a public school. I always go into the summer with hopes of

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There’s No One Right Way to Feed Your Faith

Spring is in the air, at least that’s what the retailers have told us with their chocolate bunnies and pastel-colored egg displays. The sun

The importance of friendship is immeasurable. As human beings, we need relationship, connections, and support. Although some days we need a little alone time,

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What I Learned About Hospitality From My Cows

God has given each of us individual gifts that are a part of who we are. These gifts come naturally to us. One of

I’m not ready. I'm just not ready! This is the recurring thought I’m having as we walk further into the wonderful fall season. With this season

What I Learned About Grief from My Dad’s Death

One year ago today, my dad died. It’s been one year since I have spoken to him, held his hand, or been annoyed by

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Has God Ignored Your Need for Support?

As I sit here gazing out the window of our motorhome, feeling a little sorry for myself, I was given the blessing of witnessing

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3-Reasons-You-Should-Share-Your-Story

Words, I just love writing them with beautiful ink on exquisite paper. I like to experiment with different fonts on the iPad, or when

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Reach Out to Your Friends

In this life, the terrain is continually changing; we will climb mountains, skip through lush fields of wildflowers, traverse into deep valleys, and try

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When Winter Gets You Down and You Need the Sunshine

For those who don’t live in a dark and dreary place most of the year, you won’t be able to relate to this article.