Thinking of you~

Hi sweet friends~  I’ve thought so much about you and prayed for you often over the last few days.  I’ve so enjoyed hearing from some new blog friends lately, and am thankful for this place where we can know and support each other in the Lord.  One of these days, I hope to meet some of you face to face. 🙂

We’ve just come out of two weeks where someone in our home has been sick… Nathan missed an entire week of school, Abigail missed a day, and I spent a few days in a bad migraine fog.  Today, we are praising the Lord that all is well and we can get back on a normal schedule.  

It’s a busy but good week ahead.  I’ve blocked off extra time to spend with The Lord so I can prepare to speak this Saturday at our Women’s Event “Supersize and Energize Your Faith”.   I’ll be sharing my testimony and God’s encouragement for all who are waiting on The Lord.  {He is SO Faith-Full!  I can hardly think of the stories of God’s faithfulness in my life without my eyes pooling in tears.  I’m just so grateful… so very very grateful.}  Sharing my testimony of God’s faithfulness is a second nature joy to me, but I desperately desire a fresh Word from The Lord about Himself for me, and for those attending on Saturday.   I’m looking forward to spending some special time with Him, so I’m reposting a few of my favorite posts this week on Smelling Coffee.   I hope you enjoy them. 🙂

I would very much appreciate your prayers for me as I seek The Lord for Saturday, for Sunday’s Sunday school lesson and Sunday night’s Master Life lesson.  Lots of blessed time soaking in to pour out God’s Word this week, and lots of regular activities to squeeze in, too… Please pray that I will be obedient, wise, and faithful.

I love you and thank God for all He is doing in and around your lives.  Some of you dear readers are walking through a valley right now, wondering why in the world God would allow this deep place to come into your lives, and why He doesn’t fix it quickly.  I know that you know this, but I want to be a part of God’s reminder to you that He is still at work… behind the scenes.  He has not forgotten you and the situation or needs…You are on His mind and in His plans.  Keep hanging on to Him, obeying God for today and trusting Him for tomorrow…and one day, because of His faithfulness – you’ll have an incredible story of Glory and victory!  You and me both!

Much love to you, my friends… much love and many prayers~

” ‘I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.’ God’s Decree.  ‘For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.’ “   Isaiah 55:8-9 (Msg)

“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”  Jeremiah 29:11 (Msg)

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I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at


  1. Will promise to pray…you just have to promise to share all that God does this weekend! I'm sure it is going to be wonderful:)

  2. Will be praying for your preparation this week and also for the heart's of those who will be receiving His message through you Jennifer:)May ALL be mightily blessed!
    Suzanne from soon to be snowy and icy Ohio

  3. Praying for God to use you and give you the words He wants the women to hear! Would love to hear it! Blessings and thank you for your encouraging words. Amy

  4. Praying for you as you get into the Word. I know with your open heart you will glean much! God bless you in all your endeavours!

  5. Oh how I wish I lived nearby so I could come listen to what you have to share with the ladies! Prayers from Kansas for energy and wisdom and a fresh filling of His sweet spirit!

  6. Jennifer I will be praying for direction as you seek the Lord, I know He will give you all you need and He will prepare the people hearts to receive the message. God's anointing will rest upon you.