I am thrilled you are here!
I believe in story, in hope, in new beginnings, in our past being rewritten, all the details turned upside down. I believe in God making us beautiful and glorious, despite all the mistakes we’ve made, despite all the ways we’ve ever messed up. I believe in community, in sisters who come alongside each other and encourage each other. I believe in surrendering, in dying to self, in giving up false beliefs about God and about myself. I believe in helping women pursue and live in the reality of their true identity: one of God’s girls.
I’m Jennifer, a girl who found her beginning rewritten in 2009, when community gathered around me and showed me a God I had never knew: a Father who doesn’t turn away, who doesn’t stop loving, who pursues and relentlessly loves and desires to see His children whole and healed.
Decades ago, at 16 years old, I sat under an almond tree and made a choice to do things my own way, no matter what the cost. And it was disastrous. But here’s the thing. God never left.
He loves us, friend, no matter what.
I live in the Bay Area of Northern California, with my husband and three awesome kids — a family that the Father uses to stretch me beyond myself, my selfishness, my self-centeredness and pride.
Here we are, this past spring:
And a bit calmer here:
There is nothing like being in community, no matter what it looks like, to be pushed and stretched — shaped into the person the Father created us to be.
I write about that here.
And this is good, but I know how change — and the death to self — can be so painful, too.
So I write here, to remind myself of the truth of my identity, in Christ, and to join together, with you, as His girls, listening close, writing it down, and then speaking from the heart He gives to claim and live out that truth in my life.
I am so grateful to be sharing in this adventure with you, here.
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One of my favorite things to do is write Loop, a twice-a-week email devotional. You can find more about Loop and download my eBook, Begin, for free, right here.
I love writing, but I also love sharing with groups of women, face to face. Send me a note if you’d like me to come and speak with your group or at your event.
Here are some events where I am speaking:
Soli Deo Gloria Retreat, Austin, Texas, Nov. 15-17, 2013
Mothers Together, Mountain View, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Nov. 21, 2013
Mini-Day Retreat: “Imagine”, Menlo Park, March 24, 2014
Other fun places to connect:
You Are My Girls Community: like my page and we’ll hang out a few times a day, almost every day, every week.
Gratefully, His girl,