Authenticity

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Thanksgiving 2020 Gratitude Challenge

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Thanksgiving week is here. One thing I like to do on Thanksgiving Day is what I call a Gratitude Challenge. What I do is in my journal, list out a hundred things for which I’m grateful. What? 2020 has been a crappy year, right? I’ll not disagree on that. It has ...continue reading

5 Reasons Why I Love My Quirky Basenjis

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 National Basenji Mischief Day was last Friday. Okay, so it’s not a holiday like Labor Day, the Fourth of July, or even National Ice Cream Day. But it’s a holiday that I celebrate, nonetheless. With a 10,000-year history, Basenjis are quirky, independent thinkers. As pets, they can make us laugh, make ...continue reading

The Concept of Home

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 When I graduated high school, I headed to college. During those four years, I shuttled back and forth between campus, a three-hour ride, and home over mostly two-lane roads. I remember those days well. Driving in my blue Ford Probe. Listening to my cassette tape (remember those?) music mixes. And that ...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