Author Archives: Jenny Gehman

Do Your Work!

Dear One, Do your work!The message came through to me loud and clear, and no, it wasn’t issued from my 2nd grade teacher.  It was just days ago, Ash Wednesday to be exact, and I was participating in an online … Continue reading

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From Grit to Grace

Dear One, How do you get through what you’re going through? By grit or by grace?  The Apostle Paul prayed for his people: “We pray you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul –not the grim strength … Continue reading

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Lean in & Loan

Dear One, Once upon a time, at a table in my kitchen, I made a deal with God:I’ll show up if You do. The deal came about because I sensed the Spirit inviting me (repeatedly) to homeschool my son who … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

Dear One, You Are Enough.These words are plastered everywhere: on socks, shirts, bumpers and books.You Are Enough.As if trying to convince us it’s true.  But what if it’s not?What if we’re not?And what if we’re altogether missing the point?  Enough: adequate to fully meet … Continue reading

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Take & Forsake

Dear One, My handy, dandy husband is good at many things – but decision making is not one of them. We joke that if asked at a restaurant what he’d like to drink, iced-tea or lemonade, his answer would most … Continue reading

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Help You Deal

Dear One, I love a good question and have recently chosen one in particular to travel with for the whole of 2021. The question of my choosing was posed by Jesus in his famous “Do not worry” sermon. After speaking … Continue reading

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(K)not This Day!

Dear One, I arrived in the presence of God today full of desolation, envy, resentment. It’s not pretty, but it does happen. As I sat with the Spirit I realized I was tied up in knots.  Or more accurately, nots. Not included.  … Continue reading

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Lay it Down. Let it Go. Leave a Different Way.

Dear One, Hello and Happy New Year!! And by the way, congratulations friend. Look at you – you made it. You’ve crossed the threshold into what we thought might never come – 2021. It wasn’t easy, but here you are … Continue reading

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Rise & Shine

Dear One, Every year around this time, I ask God for a word. One word I then lean into for the following year.  My word for 2020 was soar, which, if I’m to be honest, often felt more like sore.  “Soar” arrived with … Continue reading

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The Grit & Grace of Gratitude

Dear One, This time last year, a friend of mine from CA wrote a mini-series on the theme of gratitude and published it on her Instagram page. Soon after, 2020 rolled (or shall we say roared) in and … She got Covid (incapacitated … Continue reading

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