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Jen encourages women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives at BeautyandBedlam.com. A popular speaker, worship leader, and author of Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation, Jen lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, and a sofa for anyone...

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  1. Love this….thanks for sharing…was exactly what I needed and I think many of my friends will need to read as well…so I posted a link to it on facebook

  2. : ) Amen! Grateful He never stops wooing me and healing me so I can grasp further how wide and long and high and deep His love for me is.

  3. Oh so beautiful…((tears)) and SO true!!! I am so blessed from this post. What a vivid picture of us…excited, well intentioned, daughters of the King…who suffer from ADOS more times than we want to admit! (Attention Deficit Oooooooo Shiny!!!!)
    I pray that I will get better and better at keeping my eyes on the prize and my Father!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Total abandon…
    we are called to come just as we are
    before the Throne
    not who we were
    not who we will be
    but just as we are.
    Wherever we may be in the sometimes ‘messy’ state of life
    God sees the end and
    He loves us as we are.
    Not because of whatever we may do
    but because of His Son, Jesus Christ.
    May we care for one another with
    the same ‘wreckless abandon love’ with which
    He has first loved us.

  5. I enjoyed reading this post, it was so “alive” and real. Almost, as if I too was there with you.I embrace the words shared in the script (for me it’s like a poem).
    Wonderful, keep on doing what you’re doing to bless lives everywhere.

  6. What a beautiful post! I agree with the previous commenter that you made it seem so alive and real. I thank Jesus for being there for me anytime!