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Jenn Hand is a strong-coffee-drinking lover of Jesus. She has a zest for life and loves to go on adventure with Jesus around the world -- often getting lost somewhere along the way! Jenn has been professionally speaking since 2004 and became the Executive Director and founder of Coming Alive...

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  1. Friends just want to say I am so honored to join you here today . I am sorry if I am unable to respond to comments , I am en route to Haiti today . But I wanted you to know I am praying for you . I am praying for you if you are in middle of earth shaking moments . I am praying for you if you wonder where God is in the ruins . You are not forgotten by God .

  2. Dear Jenn,

    Thank you for writing the post today. It doesn’t matter if you are able to answer. I see God all over my life. When I find I may be in a position of ruins, from God’s faithfulness from my past, I find He is still the same. I may not always know what to do, but He does make the situation different in my eyes because He is living and active in my life.

    Right now, my daughter needs prayer, she has bounced from one abusive relationship to another, this one she is in now, the man is terribly physically abusive as well, and she is pregnant, in a woman’s shelter, and wanting to go back to living with him and his family. The family is terribly abusive. Jesus will need to do a change in her heart, protect her, her child, and change the family. and the father of her child.

    Thank you for your prayers. Praying fr you while you go to and serve in Haiti.

    Blessings,

    Joanne

      • Thank you! I know Jesus is in charge, but when it is your child, it is still hard to watch. Blessings, Joanne

    • Jenn, Thank you for your post. I was so touched and moved by your words. My son just returned from Haiti….God bless you and keep you safe on your trip. I will be praying. Hugs

    • Joanne,
      Prayers for your daughter. I pray God will open her eyes to the abuse and the harm it could cause the child. I pray she will be safe and find solace in God and her loving family!

      • Thank you so much Beth. I trust God, deeply trust Jesus to do the work He has promised. But, watching the abuse and being cut off from contact is very hard to watch, to read the e-mails, especially when a baby is involved. It is only through His intervention this will change. Hugs for you Beth! Joanne.

  3. This is just beautiful and so applicable. There is always some form of rubble in our daily livess, and in the lives of our neighbors, family and friends. Let us learn to cry “Thank You, Jesus” with lifted hands.

    Traveling mercies today.

  4. So happy to see you here today Jenn! Thank you for reminding us of the hope that He can bring—even on top of a heap of rubble. May God continue to use you to extend His love to those who find themselves among ruins. Your smile lights up the room, His love through you lights up the world.

  5. This gave me such a different perspective of really ‘seeing’ the needs and the hearts of the Nepalese. And ‘seeing’ we are all ‘one’ in Jesus. Thanks so much for this awesome piece.
    Bless you as you bless others!

  6. I love you and your heart to serve. Thanks for sharing some of your perspective here. xoxo

  7. Jenn,
    Thanks for a great post! I am in the middle of some “rubble” if you will. My aging father is not doing well. He’s not eating, drinking, has lost a lot of weight, lethargic, psych issues. Right now I am the only one who can take care of Him with the aid of Assisted Living. One sister and her husband are dealing with a health issue of their own. Prayers for us all around!
    I do have some hope in that I get to see my dad’s NP today & find out what can be done for him!

    Blessings 🙂

    • I shall be praying for you. I’ve experienced this care taking of family. It’s takes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy. Praying something can be done for your father, is a productive meeting.

  8. Blessed to read this words. Our neighbor’s daughter lives and works in Nepal, and experienced that earthquake. Thank you for reminding us that there’s hope in the rubble.