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These pictures remind me of the "Lovely" picture I drew for my playdate. I can imagine the winds that swirled around you and the whirlwind that is your life (because we might feel the same even if the circumstances are different). I know what it is like to have pride shattered and to be helped up. Let me seek Him in this fierce storm...
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2011 on Palms at Stumbling Around in The Light
I do not know what it would be like to walk in your shoes. I cannot imagine what I would say or how I would feel. Probably much like you. I can glimpse, though, of the hope that you now carry, because I know you are walking with him. I am captivated by the story and want to read more.
This is beautiful. Every word. Hope abounds, Christy. Hope abounds. Seriously, this post filled me with hope, love, and something more that I don't even have a word for yet.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2011 on The Blue Notebook Moment. at Critty Joy
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These are great! So glad that you did this, as I LOVE knowing more about you. And, I can re-watch somethings. My very favorite movie to watch over and over is 10 Things I Hate About You. Have you seen it?
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2011 on 7 Things. at Critty Joy
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Feb 26, 2011
Oh, Teri. You had had me from the first sentence. What a story and I want to know more. I had to click on the "Family" tab just to make sure he was still in the picture. Fabulous writing, heart-wrenching story. So glad you linked up tonight.
I am praying, girl. Will put a note up on my SDG post so that all of them can be praying, too.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2011 on Rest. at Critty Joy
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what a precious heart of gold He has. It's amazing how the little hearts can peek beyond the commercialism and "stuff" and get straight to the heart of the matter.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2011 on So This Is Love at Stumbling Around in The Light
Sounds like you have a whole lot of bloggy buddies that are down with the Cadbury eggs! They are delish! Oh, and Europe? Sounds divine!
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2011 on As of Late :: February 2011 at Critty Joy
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So glad you posted this reminder!
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I love the images -- the scarlet over scarlet until we are white as snow. I think the times in my life when I have been most judgmental are times when I have been hiding from my own sin. A weird way of justifying myself, to look at the sins of others. Awful, I know. But, I've learned now. And whenever I catch myself starting to feel judgmental, I look for the good in the person and take a look inward, searching my own heart for wrong-doing. I hope this makes sense. I'm down with the flu, so you never know how thoughts can be jumbled.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2011 on Scarlet Letters. at Critty Joy
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Oh. This is just precious. Beautiful in every way possible.
I just need to tell you 2 things: 1. I love that you clock goes off at random numbers. Not the usual times ending in "0" or "5." I think this to be quite fun. 2. I love who you are and I'm so glad to know you. (maybe that's 3 things?)
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2011 on A Day in the Life.... at Critty Joy
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The scarlet letter thing -- that sounds so intriguing and possibly very redeeming. I can't wait to see what comes of that thought. And, I love the thought about your grandmother's death date and your cousin's birth date being the same -- Grannie died on Easter so now that day will just be kind of all over the place for me.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2011 on Thoughts on My Day. at Critty Joy
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The thought of the neutral space grabs me -- the moment that I can choose to see the light or the dark, the moment that I can carefully choose the words that will depart from my lips, the moment that I can choose to build up or tear down. In our fast-paced world, I often miss this neutral space, but today, and for the days after that, I will seek to be cognizant of it so that I may love my children and serve my God well.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2011 on Life-Light Words at Stumbling Around in The Light
We are even further south than you are and we have some ice and snow here. Schools are closed and the kids were dying to get out in the snow. They lasted 5 minutes because it's so cold!
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2011 on Company Girl Coffee 2.4 at Home Sanctuary
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I just love Couple's Retreat. It was funny and real. Just an all-around great movie!
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2011 on The Wednesday What? at Critty Joy
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Just wanted to let you know that I have an email list for Soli Deo Gloria -- would you like to be put on?
I can relate, sister. My grandmother was the person who loved me with unconditional love and I grieve that fact that she is not there to love me in that way anymore. And I'm trying to figure out how my parents don't seem to be able to love unconditionally. And then I'm also bombarded by all the ways that maybe I'm not loving my children unconditionally and to how to change my behavior so that they know I do. Rough stuff, but at least I know God is in charge of the waves, too.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2011 on Crashing Waves... at Critty Joy
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This is beautiful! And welcome to Soli Deo Gloria! My favorite part of this post is this: there is no decoration more important in my home than the Presence of the Lord. If people feel this, they are then overcome by love. The details of the undone, or imperfect fade away simply because He it seems He can make all things perfect with His presence.
Jen is now following Teri Miller
Jan 31, 2011
By the way, I LOVE the name of your blog. It would suit me, too!
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I love this -- such a great reminder that these things are even more important than those routine things that are on the checklist. A perfect reminder for me today!
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Today I found out some sad news about my grandmother. Usually when I blog, I have to feel immensely sure about what I am writing, but today, after reading the Small Thing, I just wrote. That helped me with my grief today. Thanks, Rachel Anne.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2010 on Valley of Indecision at Home Sanctuary
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