Jen Ferguson
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Jen Ferguson is a woman who does not know how to function without Jesus, her iPhone, and chai lattes. She blogs at Finding Heaven Today

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
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things we love
& you will too!
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  1. Look at you! Guest posting and all!
    You are a great writer. I learn good things from you. And I also know what you are talking about by not being selfish and expecting favors returned. I believe we all struggle with those things. Yes, God can give us all that we need. He will always return our favors, no matter if people do or not!

  2. I want to love with abandon too! Thank you for sharing your heart today. I needed this message and that verse. Have a blessed week!

  3. I want to love like that too! Thank you so much for sharing from your heart just words I needed to hear today. karla

  4. I love how vulnerable you are Jen and so appreciate your extraordinary wisdom and insight. Thank you for sharing that so faithfully! Allison

  5. I can only hope that I can love like that….and that my girls see that…and love like that too!

  6. Thank you so much for this! I just had surgery this week and have been experiencing extravagant love in so many ways. My husband and I have been the recipients of healing prayers, meals, and many other blessings. It is my hope to be able to pass it on to bless someone else.

  7. Wow. That was great, Jen. I feel the same way. At least I know I’m not alone in my feelings! I want to love like that as well. Some days I’m just too tired to love like that, but I try. I hope that I can love extravagantly and my children will learn that extravagant love not only through Him but also through me.

  8. Hey Jen! You are such an inspiration, I too long to love like that. But, the fact that you WANT so bad to love like that is part of what makes you such a beautiful person. And just WANTING to love like that brings your heart closer and closer to Jesus. I have been listening to the Addison Road song lately “What do I know of Holy” and realizing I don’t know much, HA! But I think God loves a heart that is willing to learn 🙂

  9. Jen,
    I want to keep company with God so I can learn from His ways…I want to love, to really love, and not be motivated by my own desires. Oh, I want to love the “no strings attached” kind of way. It just seems so far from where I am right now.

    Beautiful picture and beautiful post. Your words speak to many!

  10. Jen this is so honestly written and so transparent. I found myself thinking “Me, too” as I read most of your words. Such the mark of a great writer and you are one!

    Thank you for making me think, dear one!

  11. Thanks Jen, for this honest post. It made me realize that because of an adult child’s great need right now, I have been giving and giving and outpouring and giving some more and have barely taken any time to go to the Source and fill up again myself. Therefore, I am feeling drained and terribly unhappy and as if I have nothing left to give anyone else. Thank you for reminding me that I need to take care of myself spiritually at this time as I give myself away to a child who needs a lot from me for a season.

  12. keeping company with God… i love the way that’s worded. we make life so much about tasks and to-do lists and things, that hearing the reminder that it’s really about relationships is good for my soul (: thank you for sharing your heart in this post!

  13. so so so true. i’m exactly like you, especially with the blog commenting thing. and then i get upset when someone doesn’t come back and comment. i think we set up false expectations when we do that…not only do we not love as well, but we’re getting our hopes up when there’s absolutely no reason we should. if that makes sense? :-/

    thanks for sharing jen! REALLY! 🙂

  14. I am finally learning to get filled up by just taking the time to sit on our Father God’s lap, and REST in His big, strong arms. That is when I notice I am taking the first really deep breaths I’ve had in a while. I find peace, strength, and refreshment there….He whispers secret things to my spirit, and tells me I am His. When I sit there in His company, He indeed DOES meet all of my needs, and then adds even MORE! I cannot help but “pour it out” to every person I come in contact with! I cannot help but continue going back to my Source for more and more and more. It is exciting to me to be used by God to love.

  15. What a great word! I can so completely relate…that’s totally ME! How true, some lessons I am learning myself – to be so caught up in Him that we want to share & give to/for others just simply because He is good and has blessed our own life and can’t contain Him to ourselves! THANK YOU! 😉

  16. Thank you for your honesty. It is hard to live a totally selfless love life. I do have a feeling you are pretty good at it though 🙂