Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 In Review

As we inch closer into 2014, I believe its important to take a look back. Most of us jump to our "new year's resolutions" and begin creating a 2014 bucket list before taking a thoughtful and grateful glance over the blessings in 2013.
When I think about the year 2013, most things unraveled that I never would of imagined; both filled with joy and sorrow.  The few highlights that stick out the most is a full year in ministry!! As a little girl, I never dreamed of being a "Pastor's wife" or sharing the gospel.  It has been very fulfilling and I am humbled that God would choose me as a vessel.
Secondly, witnessing first hand the growth and development of Jaylen and Darius. These two definitely have been a blessing in numerous ways; my prayer life has increased :), I'm mindful of how gracious God is to me in my dealings with them, but most importantly God revealed to me how instrumental and the great level of influence I have over them. More than their father, media or family...God has set that upon ME! This is why I try to be mindful of ever decision, act and habit that is made.
Lastly, I made a dumb financial decision that set us back in our "debt reduction" plan. Operating off my emotions, we joined a "travel club" and still haven't been no where. This taught me the importance of being good stewards over my $$ and not allowing my emotions get wrapped up in a decision that will lead to a bill I hate to pay.
There is much value to gain from pausing for a moment and looking back over the year then noting your accomplishments,  lessons learned, and memories made. Each day on Earth is a gift from God, so an entire year is something we all should be extremely grateful for.  This should give you more fuel to head into 2014 with a greater passion to see God's plan revealed before your eyes.
In all, 2013 has been something like amazing, but the best news of all is
Praying that as you grow closer to the Lord,  He will make your year prosperous.
Happy New Year
-Lady Jenn

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

3 Reason To Join "A Journey Towards A Proverbs 31 Life"

I don't know about you, but I am very optimistic for the year 2014. It's exciting that we've made it through another year. Even with the setbacks and come ups, WE ARE HERE!!!!  With a new year before us, I believe this is the perfect time to take part in this life-changing journey with The Sisterhood. Its a journey towards, becoming a better you, a journey of spirtual discovery and discpline. 
Here are my three reasons I want you to be a part:
#1 Grow Closer To God
Lets face it, no one can ever be too close to God. When we grow closer to Him, our life purpose is revealed, there is a type of swagger we walk in know that God is for us and our lives bring a total different perspective. Through this study you are going to hear God's voice clearer and begin to peel back the layers to the TRUE you!
#2 Become More Disciplined
Yes, I used the "D" word...DISCPLINE. Without it , it is a great challenge to see real growth in any area of our lives. Whether our goal for 2014 is to loose weight, become a better wife, get into position or start a new business. The discplines that will be encouraged through this study will spill over to other areas in your life.
#3 Become A Better You
The thing I like most about this journey we are embarking on, is the fact it is very holisitc. Throughout the 90 days we will look at a variety of areas in our lives to make improvements and take assesments so we become better. If you're like me, my finances need a makeover, the way I manage my time can be improved and the way in which I allow God to use me can change someone's life for the better.
So if you're on the fence about joing, just know that this study will be life-changing and after we're done, there still will be things we can work on, but at least we've looked in the mirror and we're being intenional about becoming the woman God wants us to be.
The journey starts January 6, 2014. Purchase the book online  or on Sunday for $18. I am truly excited about taking this journey with you all, my beloved sisters.
God's Best,
Lady Jenn
Sisterhood Gathering Dates (4th Saturdays)
January 25
February 2/2
March 22
April 26

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Letting God Live Through You

Each day God presents us with unique opportunities to introduce Himself to others. Not necessarily by handing them a track or quoting our favorite scripture (although those are fine too), but simply by our words and actions.

As believers it is important to fully grasp the fact, that OUR LIVES ARE NOT OUR OWN!!!            I Corinthians 6:19-20 reads "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body." God has trusted us with so much and He wants our main influencer to be Him. Think about it for a minute, on the job you have right now...imagine if you purposed for God to live though you? Would a customer's experience be more enjoyable? Would they leave your presence more frustrated than they came, or with peace and direction? While spending time with your children, would a bystander hear shouts of impatience or words spoken in grace?

God is not going to physically walk here on Earth, that's what He has us for :) We have so much to give to those around us and serve as an ambassador for Christ. When we allow God to live through us, we walk in a more purposeful way and see every interaction as an opportunity for God to be glorified. That works wonders, helping the elderly with house chores...He's nodding in approval, putting to silence gossip and strife...He's glorified.

Yes, we have bad days and yes, you are only one person, but it takes each of us understanding our responsibility as believers to allow others to see the Father through us.

John 15:35 " By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to use each opportunity in life to give you glory. Remind me that my life is not my own, and to keep you in the driver seat of my life. Guide my thoughts, words and actions, so you can live through me. Amen

Thursday, December 5, 2013

2014 Sisterhood Focus..."Journey Towards a Proverbs 31 Life"

I am so happy to be sitting here in pure silence, besides the clicky clacks of my keyboard, to announce The Sisterhood focus for 2014!!! During this time, we will look at the Proverbs 31 woman and seek to become better godly women. Many of us have heard about her, and have become distant with the power of her life message. I believe if we commit some intentional time to this journey our lives, marriages, relationships and destiny can be transformed!!!

To guide us in this journey I have prayerfully selected "Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be" by Donna Partow as a tool to walk us through some necessary disciplines to become the best YOU!!! Bi-weekly, I will encourage you with what God has put on my heart concerning the Proverbs 31 woman via this blog and/or video message.

Please order your book and the supporting supplies as we take a 90 day journey (beginning January 5th) to becoming a better you.
***I will have 20 books after service for sale for $18***

Sistherhood Gathering Dates (location TBA)

January 25
February 22
March 22
April 26

Sunday, December 1, 2013


If you are reading this blog post, in the days to come be prepared to be blessed, encouraged, chuckle here and there and encouraged through the word of God. As a sisterhood through Christ Jesus, I thought it would be fitting to utilize a blog to share my thoughts, tools, insight from God and expand on our current discussions/teachings. I look forward to hearing your responses, questions and prayer requests. So please subscribe and share with your fellow sisters, you are going to be in for a treat in 2014!!!

God's Best,

Lady Jenn