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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. Jennifer,
    I’m so glad that God wooed you back into your studio! Even in our weariness, He continues to call us. Though we continue to put our hope in expectations, results, and outcomes, our help doesn’t come from improved health, adequate finances, or even a new refrigerator – our help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth. May we come humbly and weary before His manger-throne to rejoice this Christmas.
    Blessings and continuing to pray for your health,
    Bev xx

  2. So glad to hear you listened to that voice and began to get those creative juices flowing again. I accepted the fact I’d be alone for Thanksgiving but the prospect of not sharing Christmas with my family is truly heartbreaking. So after hearing someone say how they are not letting this virus ruin another day, or another holiday, I got out the Christmas lights and decorations. The joy when I opened the box caught me by surprise. The window lights remind me that Jesus is my light and no matter how many times that loneliness creeps up on me, I can look at those lights and am reminded I am not alone.

  3. I really needed this. It’s been a rough year for us as a family as well. I refuse to grow weary in doing good in Jesus, His strength and mercy endures forever.

    • I am so glad it met you today, Shannon. You encourage us all by saying you refuse to grow weary in doing good in Him! Praying for you and your family. Merry Christmas!

  4. What a great and timely read for me. So much has left me in a weary state, in both business and the home front this year. Yet I thank God for the grounding that I get from knowing that He promises me a peace that passes all understanding that comes straight from Him. Thank you for your reminder

  5. Jennifer,

    King David knew where his help came from. He says Psalm 121: I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. This year has been tougher on more people than most. Our world is weary & worn out. We need a hope & a future. Only God can give that to us. This advent we need to rejoice God sent His only son to give light to this dark world. Jesus left the splendor of heaven to bring the peace, love & hope we all yearn for. Let us all rejoice & be glad this Christmas for Christ our king is born-the savior of the world.

    Pleased to hear you heeded God’s prodding to get back into your studio. Sometimes we need a release from the noise & worries of this crazy world. Praying for you sister.

    Blessings 🙂