A true friend will remind you who you are when you forget & find yourself in a valley of self doubt. 

They know how you like your coffee. Or if you need coffee. 

They don’t let you wear mom jeans. 

You don’t have the hide parts of your personality or life from them. They’d see thru you even if you tried.

They don’t drag you down. They don’t make you feel drained. 

They respect your time, boundaries & beliefs. 

Near & far: I have true friends. I hope they can say the same of me. 


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.


  1. Chris Conlee Reply

    I am a mom — any jeans I wear are automatically mom jeans. By the way, I consider you a true friend, even if we both love the same man.

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