Beth and I are kicking off a new series on the Beatitudes. 

I love it when I come up with ideas that throw Beth for a loop. I wanted to do this series because I’m working on my attitude. I’m determined to live a life of gratitude. One of the things I find myself most grateful for is the knowledge that there is no situation that God doesn’t have me covered. This brought me to the teachings of the Beatitudes. 

During some recent difficulties, I found myself faced with a choice: either I believe God’s plans for me are good…or NOT. Either I believe it, or I don’t.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. – Romans 8:28

So, this is the next few weeks of our collaboration. My hope is that you’ll cling to the promises of Jesus and know that His blessings cover every circumstance. 

And know His plans for you are good.

11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14“I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.””

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11-14

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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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