Author Archives: Jenny Gehman

Wait. Watch. Welcome

Dear One, My word of the year, embark, got turned on its head again this week. I was on retreat with a (beautiful) group of contemplative women when I sensed an invitation: Wait. Watch. Welcome.Steady yourself, dear Jenny, and stand. I’m not … Continue reading

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Behold the Beauty

Dear One, I’ve been feeling a bit sluggish lately. Everything seems harder and heavier, like moving through weighted water. More effort, less flow. More duty, less delight. This happens, yes? I’ve chosen to not spend additional energy trying to figure … Continue reading

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Comfort from Above

Dear One, I’m absolutely delighted to introduce you to our very first guest writer, Kristen Esch. Kristen and her husband lived with us for about 5 years and she is one of my most favorite people in the whole wide … Continue reading

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Be-grudged, Be-grieved, Be-given God’s Grace

Dear One, I have a friend who talks about inviting her monsters to tea. One of my monsters showed up last week, and Begrudge was its name. I didn’t really want to invite that one in to sit down to tea, but … Continue reading

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Crown or Criticize?

Dear One, Is there anyone in whose presence you feel rather small? Like you don’t measure up? The other week as I sat in my sacred space room I was telling God all about a meeting I’d have later that … Continue reading

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Carried & Cradled

Dear One, I had a birthday last week and God’s gift arrived a day early. I was sitting in my newly created sacred space room (Hubby’s present to me) when I read these tender words written from the Psalmist to God:  … Continue reading

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Life After Lockdown

Dear One, In 2020, my word of the year was soar. I remember being dumbstruck when Spirit revealed its meaning to me in the form of an acronym: SweetheartOpenAndRise The picture I received with this word was that of a grounded … Continue reading

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Pick things up and Put them down

Dear One, There comes a time to lay our burdens down. A loved one of mine is struggling this week. Like a lot of us, actually. We’re carrying too much weight – staggering and stumbling under it. There are some … Continue reading

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Ear to the Ground

Dear One, Ear to the ground. In a recent prayer meeting with our church we were asked, “If our church were a part of the body of Christ (which of course, it is), what part would it be?” One answer … Continue reading

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Pave the Way

Dear One, It’s not always easy to get to where we’re going, is it? There are bumps in the road, potholes and all kinds of pain. Not to mention delays, detours and diversions in which we lose our way. I … Continue reading

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