5 Things I Learned from my Pup about Trying New Things

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 This weekend, we had a first in our family. We took our two Basenji dogs to the beach. There’s something you need to know about Basenjis. Unlike many breeds, they hate water. They’ll even go at great lengths to avoid rain, water from the hose, swimming pools, and especially the ocean. ...continue reading

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A Just Anger at Death

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 August 2015. The night of my cousin’s memorial service, after the service, after the reception to celebrate my cousin’s life, our family gathered at her townhouse to have a last little bit of downtime before we went our separate ways. Her townhouse had three levels, with a garage and den on ...continue reading

Leaving a Mark

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” —John 11:25-26 (NIV) Have you ever wondered if you’ve touched someone’s life? Maybe so. ...continue reading

Blind No Longer

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 “Did I tell you about the blonde who…” Beth* pasted on a smile as Carl* shared his latest blonde joke. Ever since they’d become good friends after during a high school chemistry class, he’d always told these jokes because she was a blonde. Beth had worked hard to get where she ...continue reading

What's Your Foundation?

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation ...continue reading