Encouragement

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Advent Week 2: Courage and Obedience

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 "Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream..." --Matthew 1:19-20a (NIV) Greg* and I ...continue reading

Battling Expectations

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 On the way back from a daylong conference, I had a conversation with my coworker, Marie.* Marie is a few years older than I, in her mid-fifties, and has been in graduate school while working full time. This entails not only studying but also heading out of town each weekend to ...continue reading

3 Reasons to Read Nonfiction

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I just finished reading a great book last night. And no, it wasn’t fiction, which is what I mainly read. It was nonfiction and is called Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton. It’s about a Special Forces team who, within a month of 9/11, arrived in Afghanistan and assisted the Northern Alliance ...continue reading

How to Effect Change

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 It happened again. I needed to get into my phone company's main e-mail account to make a change.  Now my phone company is an interesting place for e-mail accounts. It’s possible to have multiple ones with multiple passwords and multiple domain names, including my official e-mail account that I never, ever ...continue reading

5 Ways to Truly Listen

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I’d hit a crisis point. Two years ago, some goings-on at work had turned me into knots. I didn’t know what to do, and I really needed to unburden myself. That night as we ate supper, my husband Steve could tell I was in distress. After we cleared away the dishes, ...continue reading