Encouragement

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5 Reasons Why Snow Days Are Good

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 It finally happened. Snow. We all saw it on the radar, heard about it on the news. It headed toward our part of North Carolina. It wasn’t much. Matter of fact, any of you who live in snowy climates would probably laugh at us for closing everything down for a couple ...continue reading

Coping with Life's Twists and Turns

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Our hot water heater died last night (Friday) at 11 PM. It wasn’t a dramatic death of water spewing all over the garage in huge torrents. I’d had a very long and busy week. When I finally stumbled through the door at eight o’clock last night, my ever-loving husband suggested that ...continue reading

3 Reasons Why Looking Back Is Good

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Early November 2004. The Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona. Steve and I raced against time. No, we weren’t trying to save the world from nuclear apocalypse or save a kidnap victim from certain death. We raced against darkness as we hiked up the Bright Angel Trail from Phantom Ranch. It’s ...continue reading

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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