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Jennifer is an artist living in rural Nebraska with her US Army veteran husband. She loves to create and seeks to reflect the beauty of Christ and encourage others in meaningful, beautiful ways. You can find her and see more of her art on Studio JRU.

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  1. living in arizona, the summer’s heat can feel like it is never going to end after months of open the oven door temperatures. then one day in almost october it’s as if cool has finally broken down the door and every year the relief of it surprises you.
    though we know his faithfulness, god’s showing up sometimes feels like it’s never coming, but it always does.
    and the feel of his cool presence making itself known to push back life’s heat. that takes my breath away.
    thank you for the encouragement. i needed to be reminded of harvest. xo

  2. I live in New England, and it is fairly impossible to walk outside right now and not be blown away by the beauty that God has created! The visuals, the textures, the clean crisp smell of the air.
    I am in a difficult transition time in my life, but autumn reminds me that even though things die in one season, they come back to life in another.
    Thank you for the words of encouragement. I will reap a harvest one day. This time is not in vain.

  3. As a former rural Nebraskan, I’ve prayed for rain to start and stop, and I’ve choked on the dust and chaff of harvest!

    God takes my breath away when He gives an unexpected harvest from my blood, sweat and tears. He reaps the incorruptible harvest of righteousness–the kind that doesn’t rot in a bin : )

    Thanks for the print. My mom will have time to print it since they’re “relaxing” after 3 inches of rain!

  4. God takes my breath away when He answers a prayer when I least expect it…His timing. Thank you for these sweet words of encouragement AND the printable. It’s already framed and on my wall!

  5. As I began to read this I thought oh this sounds so much like Jennifer and I looked ahead and it is!! Curt and I needed this tonight. This exact verse speaks to me. I miss you! My uncle is harvesting soybeans. Out here it will soon be cotton. Harvest is nearly done.
    Blessings to you dear friend. Love Gwen

  6. Thank you for sharing. It is a lovely reminder of the faithfulness of our God. Wishing you and your family a safe and bountiful harvest. Blessings!

  7. Our family knows exactly how the farming harvest feels as we are right in the middle of praying for the rain to stop so we can finish our corn silage that will feed our cows all winter. Thank you for this encouragement and it is also nice to know we are not alone in any of this. 🙂

  8. God always provides just what we NEED–not what we want! It seems to come on His timetable!

    I love the idea of being a kind of Pioneer woman cooking meals and harvesting crops. There are various ways one can reap a harvest. All we have to do is just keep plugging away and sooner or later a harvest will appear for us!

  9. God takes my breath away often, but I am always in awe when he returns me to a prayer to show me how far He has brought me and How He has answered that prayer in such a way that I didn’t even know He was doing it but to look back and see His work is breath taking fore sure. I also love when He gives me insight and I get a glimps of how He worked that out 🙂

    • Oh I love that, Ashley! Those moments that we don’t even realize what is happening until we have the gift of perspective to look back and see Him. A beautiful thing! Thanks so much for sharing!