Hello, friend!

You don’t need me to to tell you that our world is broken. Whether you’re just awakening to that realization, deeply struggling right now, or longing to help mend some of the brokenness, you know you need the courage and boldness that comes from God alone to press on.

My prayer is that through stories of my pain and healing, adventures from our family’s eight years in Haiti, and lessons God is currently teaching me, you will:

1. Finding healing in the midst of brokenness.

2. Be encouraged in your daily walk with Jesus.

3. Find boldness to reach out and minister beyond your comfort zone.

Here is a taste of the courage the Lord is holding out to you…

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

“…be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand.” Ephesians 6:10-11

“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11

“Why do you say… ‘My way is hidden from the Lord…’? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:27-31

“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27a

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

“I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous…” Joshua 1:5b-6a

5 comments on “Welcome!

  1. Jennifer- I am from California and I seriously need some help with my depression and sadness, Actually I am not depressed on my personal life, but I feel hopeless all the time, Do tell me how to cope with this .

  2. Jennifer- I’m from Hillsboro and know some of your people! People have been asking me if I’ve read your book – In a Sun-Scorched Land because they know that I’m in the middle of an adoption and have my own story. Anyway- let me borrow your book on Sunday and I loved it. Thanks for writing your story and giving hope for those of us in the middle of a seemingly hopeless situation.
    Our adoption story begins where your book ends… God used the earthquake in Haiti to stir our hearts to adoptions which had never been in our minds before. I don’t even know how to sum up our story- so many pieces where we have seen God work, but long story short- we accepted a referral 3 years ago and still don’t have our kids home. Please pray that our mountain will be moved- I know God can do it!

    • Hi Rachel! It’s so great to connect with you! Wow… how amazing to see God working in your life in this way. I will pray for you and your adoptions… for patience, for grace, for God’s timing, and for God’s work in your life as well as your children’s lives! I can’t wait to hear the rest of your story as it unfolds… because it will!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Please stay in touch!

  3. Hi there, I just wanted to say I saw your blog on every bitter thing is sweet and I could not be more excited to read your book. I just ordered it and can’t wait for it to arrive. My husband and I lived in Haiti for two years; we moved there 6 months before the earthquake. We are in the states now but Haiti is in our bones, and we long to adopt from there one day soon. Thanks for writing your book… I know it will resonate with my heart deeply.

    • Wow, Diana!! That’s awesome! It’s wonderful to meet you. Thanks for ordering the book! You’ll understand so much that I couldn’t even begin to put into words! Would love to give you a big hug. ๐Ÿ™‚

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