Welcome to my new home… On WordPress

Hi friends~  This is my first ever post to write in WordPress… I just dove right in, so I know I’ll learn along the way.  I’ve missed you.   And thanks to those of you who stopped by with your comments on the new blog look… I’m just now learning how to publish them. haha.    I think we are still under a tiny bit of construction, but I couldn’t resist stopping by here to say hello, and to thank a few people who helped make this new bloggy home possible.

First of all, I’m thanking my long-time blog friend {whom I met in real life not too long ago- and would love to link to that post, but don’t know how yet}, Kim, who has been such a champion for my blog and ministry.  She has been the encouraging voice and listening ear and idea inspiring machine on the other end of the line when I couldn’t make a single decision.  Kim is a wonderful wife, mom, homemaker, and encourager, and she has lots going on over on her blog, At Home With Kim.  You definitely feel as if you have been welcomed into her her heart and home when you visit her blog.  So go stop by and visit a while. She’ll welcome you in and you’ll be blessed.  😉 Kim, thanks for everything!!!!!

No blog re-design would be possible without the creative and un-understandable talents of a fabulous designer!  Kristi of Creative Kristi Designs is the brains behind this beauty.   She worked with me tirelessly as I changed and unchanged and changed again my mind.  Krsiti – thanks for your hard work, and your future instructions on how to operate in this amazing new home.  It’s beautiful. 🙂

And since this is sounding a bit like an Academy Awards speech, I’ll finish with this most important thanks:

Most of all, I’d like to thank Jesus, my Savior, my Leader, my Lover, and my Friend… who is truly the heart behind this blog and everything else I  strive to do.  Thank you  for the newly designed platform, for the many friends here, and for the opportunity to bring You glory through the hands, thoughts, and words You have give me.  I love you and am humbly blessed that you would use me in this and in any way.

Many blessings to each one of you, my friends.  I’ll write again soon… once I learn the ropes.  Until then, I’m praying for you and asking this on your behalf:

“May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!”  Romans 15:13, MSG


About SmellingCoffee

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 SmellingCoffee.com


  1. I’m so glad you like the new look and the new ‘home’ 🙂 Just send me any questions or “how do I do this?” questions whenever you have them 😉

  2. I am a new follower! I love your new blog design. I moved to Word Press last year and couldn’t be happier!

  3. Yeah!!! Congrats on new look. Looking forward to reading more from you and sharing in our love of Jesus.

  4. Jennifer,
    This new site is lovely – as are the words you share.
    So thankful for you and your faithfulness to our amazing Lord.

  5. Jennifer,
    Love the new look. I need a helper such as yours! Wow! it looks great. I am hoping when my life slows down to get my site more current as well. If you have any hints, please send them my way! Love you!

  6. I love your new look…so fresh and clean! : )

  7. I’ve looked over WordPress – haven’t found a comfort level there, yet. You do make it look as homey as a comfortable chair with a cup of coffee along side. Excellent!!

  8. Jennifer, you did such a great job! It looks amazing!!!! Thank you for the kind words, but this is definitely all YOU. I’m so happy you are getting very near completion and now can get back to the joy of blogging in your new home. Love you!

  9. Love the new site!

    Have a wonderful week! =)

  10. Jennifer, I love the new look and design. I’ve been contemplating the move to Word Press for some time now. I will be off this summer and hope to finally write my first e-book. I’ve read that moving to Word Press is a must but you know me and change.

    We must ‘talk’.

    Love you,

  11. Great new look!!!! I look forward to many wonderful words here!

  12. LOVE the new look! Would love to hear why wordpress is better? Can’t wait to read your blog posts in your new home!

    • Kristen, it was time for a make-over, and WordPress seems to be more like a cross between a blog and a website, so I felt the Lord lead me in that direction now, so I can use SmellingCoffee in both ministry and personal ways. Using Kristi, the switch was a breeze. haha. But re-learning everything… that’s going to take this brain some time. 🙂

      Much love~