Jen's Jesus Journey

Leaving in the Broad Daylight – Action (Part Two)

Tossing my mattress was another reality check. What was I doing? “God, do you know how much mattresses cost?” I asked. I literally asked God if he’d done this fathering thing before…Talking about trust and believing God and taking a leap of faith is all good and well, but walking it out and putting your mattress into the dumpster is another thing! … Read More Leaving in the Broad Daylight – Action (Part Two)

Jen's Jesus Journey

Suicide

As a Christian the fact that I struggled with the desire to die seemed a double blow. Here I was supposed to be the happiest of all people, and really I just wanted God to take me in my sleep and let me be done with this life and on to eternity.… Read More Suicide

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Religion vs Relationship

I think it’s when a part of me disengages and becomes somewhat passive, somewhat detached, going through some motion, thinking I know where I can find God, I think that’s the place it becomes religion. And the things I do aren’t necessarily bad, but they are no longer alive…..I can step out of religious behavior to receive the perfect portion Christ holds for me. Relationship wins over religion every time.… Read More Religion vs Relationship

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Meeting Mr. Holy Spirit

[Holy Spirit] helps me remember the peanut butter I forgot I needed to pick up at the grocery store. He helps me cook! He gives me recipe ideas, and helps me save a lot of meals from going into the trash!! He tells me … who is safe and who isn’t safe when I’m out and about … He’s given me directions, … he is way more reliable than G.P.S. He’ll tell me which teaching I need to listen to … He helps me know what meal I’ll be happy to eat when I’m ordering at a restaurant. I am telling you, the guy is a genius!!… Read More Meeting Mr. Holy Spirit