Hello, again. :)

Hi, my friends! I sure have missed you here (and on FB, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram…). Though I’ve missed pictures, birthdays, news & and general FYI, I didn’t end up away from my keyboards as I had planned. Some schedules changed & my original purpose for the break (which was to work on the “praying for your husband” book, and to enjoy some concentrated time of seeking The Lord) never quite came to fruition. That wasn’t a shock to God… Just to me.

The blogging break wasn’t actually in observance of Lent, though it did coincide a bit. It seems that this 2013 year will be full of various things the Lord will ask me to lay down for a season. So far, we have been through three of such seasons of “laying down” and each has been both humbling of heart & valuable for life. I look forward to seeking further understanding & to passing it along one of these days.

So for now… Since I’m on my phone, iPad, or computer anyway, I feel the Lords freedom to hop back in & to reconnect online. Did I say how much I’ve missed you? You wouldn’t believe how often you came to my mind & occupied my prayers. I am trusting you to God’s faithfulness and asking that He will open your eyes to His glory & work in every surrounding situation. He IS Life.

Before I sign off, here are a few random rambles about the past few weeks:

* I did get the book outline done & am excited to see how it unfolds in the future. Thanks for your prayers over that.

* While on a trip with James, I found the best purse. I think I could easily get everything in it. Don’t you?


* Speaking of trips, my mom, aunt, Abigail, & I are actually in Castle Rock, CO right now visiting my sister’s family. We had a small blizzard today & the rest of the week is supposed to be in the sunny 50’s & 60’s. Abigail & her cousins went sledding today & had so much fun. Definitely something we Delta girls don’t often get to do!


As the sun set, the view from their den looked like a Christmas card. I am loving this cool weather!!!


* Saturday night, we made our own “Harlem Shake” video. We laughed & laughed until we could hardly breath! Some of us hadn’t yet adjusted to the altitude! We posted our video to YouTube ~ Even my mom & aunt are in it. Silly silly… And memories we won’t soon forget!

Click here to watch if you can’t see it above. Don’t judge. Hahaha!!! 😉

Many blessings of the Lord to each of you. I’m glad to be back. I missed you. Have I already said that???

With much love,

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. WOW, what a purse that is! That’s hilarious! Welcome back!

  2. You make me laugh. I think my daughter needs that purse and the Harlem Shake Video is adorable.

  3. That purse is just toooo funny! Yes – you’ve been missed and the update is appreciated. The book will progress when He’s ready, and it’s almost a certainty you are accomplishing what you need to do. See you later.

  4. too funny Jennifer, you know you have over 100 hits already lol!