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A letter to the 22 year old me

A new post over at www.reallyjennifer.com

I’ve seen some blog posts lately that were the letters from the authors to themselves at a much younger age… The, “if I knew then, what I know now” wisdom posts.  So, to be a “follower”, and to impart some learned lessons, I thought I would have a go at it too…

At this ripe old age of 44, I can look back at myself at 22, and see a completely different person.  I’m actually amazed at the work God has done in my life thus far! If I could write a letter to myself at 22, I would say;

Dear Jennifer;

I know you feel like you have the world on your shoulders, and you can handle it.  I know that you think perfection is expected in this life of ours, and I see how you strive for it in almost everything you do. READ MORE


Africa Update or Mama Smiles…Whichever you Prefer

new post over at www.reallyjennifer.com

If you’re familiar with my blog, then you know that my one and only daughter, Katie, is spending 2 months is Swaziland, South Africa this summer.  I posted about it HERE, when I was still nervous, and she was still fund raising.  Then I posted HERE when the fund raising was over… She has just passed the half way mark, so I thought it might be fitting to post about it…

I thought we would not be able to communicate with her, at least not often, but to my pleasant surprise, READ MORE


talking, listening & short shorts…

New Post at the new site… If you haven’t subscribed over there yet, please do!  http://reallyjennifer.com/talking-listening-short-shorts/

I talk a lot.  Sometimes I actually get tired of talking.  I’ve gotten better over the years, and have learned what conviction is, although sometimes it’s a little too late.  That’s the problem with us folks of many words.  The more you speak the more opportunity you have to say things that you probably shouldn’t have.

I think the gift of talking, comes with the gift of listening.  The first can be self-serving and empty with out the second.  Believe it our not, even God pointed that out in His Word… (Pro 10:1912:1813:3 & James 1:19Matt 12:26-37 (ouch).  If you can listen, you can speak life or death, and even be quiet when necessary.  You can help people, or hurt them.  I can testify to this, from years of experience!  That’s why I think the two gifts go together.  God usually doesn’t give us something that we won’t have to work out, besides salvation.

A couple of months ago, at one of my son’s baseball games, I accidentally sat with the opposing teams parents.  The lady sitting next to me was pretty sweet, and we chatted all though the double header.  READ MORE


Wordless Wednesday. Is it Spring Yet?

Head on over to reallyjennifer.com and see the Spring Funny Bunny

The bunny in the picture lived his life thinking he was really a cat…

Happy Wednesday!

 


Old Habits Die hard on Really Jennifer

There’s a new post called Old Habits Die Hard on www.reallyjennifer.com

Check it out!

Today I had an OCD day squared.  I haven’t had one of those in a long time.  My day consisted of paying both company and personal bills, going to the bank, getting my car serviced, taking one son to baseball practice, and lunching with another.  Then I vacuumed my house, dusted, windexed, straightened, mopped, did all the laundry, shopped, and cooked.

I call that an OCD day because I was totally anal about all of it.  My ADD kicked in as I flitted from task to task and even re-did a few things that needed it. (in my mind, anyway)  I really got a lot done.  Now I’m all tucked in my corner of the sofa with my laptop and remote control, waiting for Alcatraz to start.  I was reflecting on my day, and I am surprised at how obsessively productive I was, since I haven’t had such a full day like this in a long time… READ MORE


Wordless Wednesday…Time Flies

I have posted a new Wordless Wednesday on the new site here – http://reallyjennifer.com

I pray that your Wednesday is only wordless in awe of the miracles all around you!

Have a fabulous day!

jennifer 🙂

 

 


New Site, New Subscription. That Works.

Hello my supportive subscribers.

I thought I’d be all fancy pants and have my own domain now.

Apparently, all domains come with a price, and WordPress price is losing all of your subscribers.  I found this out when I posted yesterday, and no one received it.

So, to continue to receive my posts in your inboxes, you will need to click on my new site, www.reallyjennifer.com and then subscribe again.  If you would like to see what you missed, you can click on the most recent post Tattoo…Really?

I hope you will find the clicks worth it, and continue to support me in this blogging world.

Thank you!

His,
Jennifer