Sometimes to embrace a stage of life you’re in, you have to let go of some things. 

Creatively, my focus is on things I can do when the boys are asleep. So, writing & recording. Ministry, well, my focus is on home. I’ve found that things overwhelm me & add to my fatigue. My health is a priority now as I need to be well & have lots of energy for my kids. My job is a huge blessing. 

I find this statement more true than ever: When you say yes to one thing, you’re saying no to something else. I hate how cliche that sounds, but it’s true. 

I feel overwhelmed & disconnected at the same time. My feelings are contradictory. I get overwhelmed when I do have things on my plate & then disconnected when I don’t. 

I do not believe balance in life exists. I just believe in phases – or seasons. Something will always take presidence over other areas of your life but that one thing will change seasonally. 

I’m in a season of dry desert. Closed doors. And I’ve decided to let go of some things my heart has longed for for a long time. But I believe the scripture when it says God is near the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18).

And I look over at the beautiful faces of my children & realize God’s ideas & ways are far better than mine. 

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Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at thefivestages.wordpress.com and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at bottlecapbadge.com. There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

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