Jen Writes For Others
In addition to writing here, I also write for other ministries and websites. My writing career is just beginning, but I feel the increasing momentum. Keep checking back, as I will continue to expand and write for more ministries. My goal is to reach as many people for Christ as possible, and I know that if I only use my website, my reach is limited. Also, if you notice any dead links, please let me know, as I do not have control over these links.
If you’d like to read the articles that have been published on other websites, check out the list and click the links below:
What to Do When You Unintentionally Hurt Someone (June 9, 2023) – Have you ever done or said something that you regret? You wish you could take it back, but what’s done is done. Whether intentional or not, how it is perceived is all that matters. In my effort to understand how best to cope with others when a sincere apology just isn’t enough, I’ve come to the conclusion that there must be a solution besides just throwing my hands up in despair.
How I Motivate Myself When I Don’t Feel Like Reading the Bible (April 20, 2023) – I know I’m supposed to read the Bible every day, but the problem is that I don’t always feel like reading the Bible. I’ll be honest with you, some days I want to sleep in, while other days I end up spending all my time browsing social media apps, and then there are those days that I just don’t know what to read. I sit there, Bible in my lap, and I can’t quite figure out where to start. Whatever the case may be, I understand what it is like to not feel like reading the Bible, so I’ve put together a list of tips to help us find motivation the next time we don’t feel like reading the Bible.
A Letter to the Woman Feels Unseen (March 30, 2023) – I’ve discovered that there are at least two reasons why I don’t feel seen, and that there’s just one answer or solution to this problem.
Prayers for the Mom Who Does It All, Part 2 (March 7, 2023) – If we’re going to get through these difficult years of letting our little humans go, we must lean into God, and ask him to guide them as they navigate from childhood and dependency on us, to adulthood and independence from us.
Prayers for the Mom Who Does It All, Part 1 (March 6, 2023) – I hope you find some peace, comfort, and even healing, as you surrender all the things to God, through this collection of prayers for the mom who does it all.
3 Books of the Bible That Are Easy to Read (February 14, 2023) – Who says reading the Bible has to be complicated? Sometimes I just want to sit down and read, and not have to really think too hard about what I’m reading. I have gathered what I believe are some of the easier books of the Bible to read and are easy to grasp onto the message of God’s word, the truth that is woven all throughout the Bible.
What If I Don’t Feel God (January 16, 2023) – Even though we cannot see God, He leads us. We just have to trust and obey Him. We have to believe that He knows more than we do. He knows everything. As we seek to stay close to God, we can rest in the assurance that even if we feel alone, He is with us.
5 Signs Your Priorities Are Wrong (December 30, 2022) – There have been so many times in my life when I have worked so hard to achieve a goal, yet, no matter how hard I try, I feel like I am met with resistance. I have recently started to realize this is because my priorities are wrong, and I now recognize the different signs that warn me that my priorities are wrong.
45 Psalms of Thanksgiving (for the Whole Year) (December 29, 2022) – Whether we’re treading the deep waters of life or are high on the mountaintop, let us never forget to give thanks to God for all that He has done for us. I have gathered a collection of Psalms that point to a spirit of thanksgiving as we reflect on God’s goodness.
5 Tips to Help Christian Women Overcome Perfectionism (December 13, 2022) – Even though the Bible tells us point-blank that nobody’s perfect, the world still expects perfection. Thankfully, God doesn’t have the same expectations of us as the world. Knowing this should provide relief, yet we still struggle with our imperfections.
How to Make Joy a Constant in Life (December 12, 2022) – We can make joy a constant when we hand our day-to-day struggles over to God. Joy becomes a weapon against the enemy and the darkness that constantly tries to pull us down.
4 Ways We Can Share the Christmas Message with Unbelievers (November 29, 2022) – The Christmas holiday unites us with family and friends, and sometimes it’s the only time of year we see them. So how do we make the most of this season by sharing the true Christmas message without our passion for their souls coming off as pushy, awkward, or uninviting?
4 Lessons We Can Learn from the Shepherds (November 10, 2022) – The shepherds in Luke 2:8-20 were the first ones to hear about the best news the world has ever known, the birth of Jesus, the eagerly anticipated Savior. As we dig a little deeper into the story, we will discover there are some lessons to extract from this age-old story.
6 Ways to Practice Thanksgiving Every Day (October 4, 2022) – According to Statistica.com, Thanksgiving is America’s favorite holiday, with Christmas coming in a close second. If we love this day so much, then why don’t we make it a priority to practice Thanksgiving on a daily basis?
Why Do We All Seek, But Don’t All Find? (October 4, 2022) – As I observe the world around me, my heart breaks for those who continuously seek after the things they think will finally make them happy, yet they never seem to find them. Deciding to follow God means we decide to intentionally seek after God every single day of our life with all the things in our life.
8 Ways to Empathize with Those You Disagree With (September 21, 2022) – Having empathy for someone you disagree with can be difficult. It’s unfathomable to assume we will always agree with everyone all of the time. So how do we empathize with others when we don’t agree with what they are saying, how they are living, or with the choices they are making?
What Is the Right Response When You’ve Been Wronged (August 12, 2022) – Are there people in your life who have hurt you? Do you find yourself wondering how God expects you to handle them? Even though we are instructed to love our enemies, live peaceably with others, turn the other cheek, and not seek revenge, does God really want us to be a punching bag?
5 Questions to Help Us Understand Our Freedom in Christ (August 10, 2022) – Have you ever stopped to consider what it really means to be free in Christ? Whether you are new in your faith or you’ve been walking with the Lord for some time, this concept may be confusing. I hope that this can be a primer to you for what it means to be free in Christ, as I seek to unpack answers to some questions we may have regarding freedom in Christ.
The Differences Between Tithing and Giving (July 26, 2022) – As you deepen your relationship with God, you may feel stirrings in your heart to give back to God as a way to say thank you for all He has done for you, but you aren’t sure how you are supposed to do this. As you dig into the Scriptures, you’ll discover that the Bible presents two different ways to give back.
20 Verses That Tell Us How to Treat Others (July 22, 2022) – When the Bible instructs us on how we are to treat others, it’s more than just a recommendation; not only is it great advice, but it’s absolutely necessary if you desire to do God’s will.
5 Verses Commonly Taken Out of Context (July 8, 2022) – The Bible isn’t a book of feel-good quotes for us to pick and choose from for our personal circumstances. It’s the story of man’s desperate need for God and how through God’s redemptive nature, we have been given another chance to choose life over death.
How to Worship God Through Holy Surrender (June 22, 2022) – When we surrender to God, we are worshiping God. When I think about it like this, it feels so much more doable than just giving up everything I have to show my commitment to my Savior. I’ve put together a list of ways the Scripture says that we are to surrender to God. As you read through this list, search your heart to see if you need to work on any of these areas.
5 Reasons the Wonder-Woman Complex Is Detrimental (May 13, 2022) – Sadly, society has taught women they can do it all and should. It’s such an unrealistic expectation and cause of great distress for women all over the world. Emphasis is placed on doing it all, comparing themselves to others, and celebrating being overworked, sleep-deprived, and stressed. The truth is that the “wonder woman” complex is detrimental because when we strive to be everything to all people, something will eventually give – whether it’s our marriage, careers, reputation, children’s well-being, mental health, and our relationship with God.
Are White Lies Innocent? (May 10, 2022) – When you just can’t seem to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, it may point to a deeper core issue, such as pride, lack of integrity, selfishness, and the need to be in control. Ultimately, we twist the truth because we want things to turn out a certain way, but when we do that we are taking control out of God’s hands and saying that we think we can do better.
Does God Honor “Me-Time”? (April 26, 2022) – Although I have always been a strong proponent of me-time, I have often asked the question, does God honor me-time? And in my pondering, I have discovered the answer is, it depends. Me time can be God-honoring, but on the flip side, it may be seen as a selfish practice.
Dear Couples, is This a Vengeful Argument or Healthy Discussion? (April 11, 2022) – We live in a broken world, and when two broken people attempt to build a life together, they’re going to encounter trials of all kinds. Thankfully, God gives us all that we need to have a fruitful marriage that honors and glorifies him. The words that we speak to each other and the intentions behind those words are imperative to the success of our marriage, especially when we disagree – because, let’s be honest, we won’t always agree on every issue.
12 Scriptures for Peace in Chaos (March 23, 2022) – Throughout the scriptures, we are given several examples of how God is a stronghold and comfort through the hardest of times. When you need to be reminded of how you can have the peace of God despite life’s chaos, reflect on these scriptures, and remember that you absolutely can experience peace through your hardest times.
Am I Christian Enough? (March 10, 2022) – There are going to be moments in your life when you don’t feel Christian enough, but don’t believe that lie. Instead, search your heart and the scriptures, and cry out to God and the Truth will reveal himself to you.
Trusting God Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated (March 5, 2022) – When we trust God, He will make a way for us! He will do more than we could ever ask or imagine—ABUNDANTLY MORE!!!
The Differences Between the Old Testament and New Testament (March 3, 2022) – Rather than seeing God as a mean or angry father of the Old Testament, instead, we can clearly see that God has been working all along to bring us back into His loving arms where we belong, as displayed in the New Testament.
The Similarities Between the Old Testament and New Testament (March 3, 2022) – The story of Jesus actually starts in Genesis and is woven throughout the Old Testament, which was written thousands of years before Jesus was born. How is it that the birth of Jesus could be predicted when the world was barely beginning? It is because God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever, and the Bible, God’s Word, attests to that through the unity of the Old and New Testaments.
A Deeper Dive Into I Corinthians 13 (February 10, 2022) – Paul wrote 1 Corinthians 13 as a response to the Corinthians’ struggles, and in it, Paul explains how love plays the most important role in our relationships with God, each other, and in our ministry.
Self-Care: Selfish Habit or Holy Endeavor? (January 18, 2022) – The world says that in order to love others, you must first love yourself. The passage Mark 12:31 says to “love your neighbor as yourself”, and it’s often used to support this concept of self-love. So is self-care a selfish habit or can it actually be a holy endeavor? God’s Word makes it very clear that we are to put others first.