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December 24, 2016

Something About Mary

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There’s Just Something About Mary: The Irony of Mary by Jeni Martin The Christmas season is filled with beautiful pictures of love, grace, peace and hope. I especially love seeing all the nativities on display. What could be more beautiful than a mother holding her newborn? As I reflect on the Christmas scriptures, I’m reminded […]

May 10, 2016

Like Wildflowers

Kelly Nguyen

While recently struggling with body image issues, eating disorder related thoughts, and what some just call “stinkin’ thinkin’”, I’ve come to see the beauty that surrounds me, the beauty that encompasses me, and the beauty that IS me. Having an eating disorder is not something to be proud of. It is not something to brag […]

April 10, 2016

The Big Yellow House

Kelly Nguyen

My decision to write/blog came about for a few reasons. First, I have an eating disorder. I have been in recovery successfully since March of 2011 and my journey into eating disorder recovery and beyond started December 8th of 2010. This is the day that I celebrate my recovery, only because it is the day […]

December 2, 2015

Make God Speak to You!

Jeni Martin

In our culture saturated with busyness we have a desire and thirst to connect to something much larger than ourselves: God. Once a girl in my class, after hearing a moving story about a miracle said, “I want to have an awesome story like that! I want God to speak to me! I want to […]

September 29, 2015

The Healing Nature of Community

Jeni Martin

There’s something to be said about our connectedness or lack thereof with other human beings. As technology advances at skyrocketing paces what’s happening to us when it comes to having a true sense of deep community in our lives? As a foster parent I have seen what changing the community we live in does to […]

May 22, 2015

Squelching Our Kid’s Callings

Jeni Martin

“He’s in Africa! Boy I hope he doesn’t choose that as a career! He’ll be poor for the rest of his life.” I once heard a parent say. A young person had given a segment of his year to experience missions in Africa. His dad was a successful businessman and was telling him this was […]