Jen's Jesus Journey

Hold On To Hope

Have you ever stood there in the deepest place of your heart and called the dreams God would have you to dream utter foolishness?
Maybe you’re better than me. Maybe you don’t doubt. Maybe you can embrace all he calls to you. I’ve dreamed and I’ve chased dreams with boldness and enthusiastic fervor. I’ve lost my dream more than once and felt left with nothing… I’ve stood in the barren places trying to make sense of what’s happened. …God calls me to let him strip the callous cynicism that has wrapped around my heart as a pretense of protection that really only shields me from the tender massage of God’s love.

Destinee's Devotionals

Yes, You Can be Your Child’s Friend AND a Good Parent…

I’ve always heard that being your child’s friend is a bad thing. I agreed with this sentiment for a really long time, until God started showing me what a REAL friend is. Yes, I agree that you shouldn’t be the world’s definition of a friend; someone who will enable you to do self-destructive things, sugar …

When divorce feels like the unforgivable sin
Destinee's Devotionals

Scarlet Letter D – When Divorce Feels Like the Unforgivable Sin

The Church needs to stop treating divorce like the unforgivable sin. I want to be very careful in writing this blog because this is a very touchy subject. I think it’s important to discuss the guilt that many abused women feel when facing divorce in order to get away from the rampant unrepentant sin that …

When things don't go as planned
Destinee's Devotionals

When Things Don’t Go as Planned – I Believe; Help My Unbelief!

It’s so easy for doubt to enter our minds when things don’t go as planned. My business has hit a sudden lull. I’ve been optimistic and full of faith thus far declaring, “God is going to provide for me! God will open a door for me! He’s got me!” But, things haven’t gone as planned… Each …

Destinee's Devotionals

I’m Not Feeling Perfect Social Media

I’m not feeling “perfect” social media… As I scroll through Instagram, I’m bombarded by beautiful, perfectly posed women with immaculate homes. These women seem to have a closet full of cute shoes and a stylish outfit for every day of the year. It looks as if a professional photographer follows them around to take perfectly …