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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. Thank you for this beautiful reminder of how much we are loved by our Heavenly Father. I love gardening too and just yesterday lifted the blooms on a fragrant plumeria plant, to see the beauty and smell the sweet fragrance. It reminded me that our prayers are a sweet delicate fragrance to the Lord. How blessed we are in times such as we are living in today, to lift our head and look into the eye of Jesus and know we are going to be okay!

  2. Precious, God in the details, theology in nature! I love this post! Thank you for sharing. Blessings!

  3. I was appreciating the beautiful lenten flowers this year and wanting to get some for my garden. So I was imaging the pale green and pink ones I had seen. Only God and his freedom he gives to us allows us to keep our heads lifted. Great analogy.

    • Oh my goodness, don’t they come in the most amazing colors!? I love the deeper pinks and greens. Only God could create those colors! Thank you, Theresa!

  4. Amen Jennifer! What a beautiful reminder that I needed to read today! God bless you ❤️

  5. This is so beautiful, Jennifer. Yes, even in our sorrow or shame or struggle, God lifts our faces toward Him and calls us loved, worthy, perfectly made.

  6. This was so beautiful! This was the second time this week I’ve been reminded of how God does lift our heads and really sees us. The first was watching episode 4 of The Chosen on Tuesday night. When Jesus was speaking to the lame man by the Pool of Siloam, I got tears in my eyes. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of God’s compassion and that He really does see us in our pain. It’s something I’ve been needing to hear a lot lately, thank you for reminding me again today!

    M @ In Beautiful Chaos

    • Oh I love how He is speaking this message to you in various ways, M! I think we all need reminding that He does see us in our pain, it’s hard to grasp that sometimes. I have heard good things about this episode and I look forward to seeing it.

  7. Feeling these burdens personally right now & relate to this story. Thanks for sharing! It is a truth & encouragement!

  8. Jennifer,

    Happy Birthday!! God knows & is acquainted with our emotions all to well. In the darkest of times He will lift up our heads & gently whisper I see & love you. Don’t despair because God is near to the brokenhearted. He longs to help us in our weakness & brokenness. Come to me ALL who are weary & I will give you rest. Let God lift your head up & hear His sweet gentle love call to you.

    Blessings 🙂

  9. Jennifer, I don’t know you or you, me, but you are precious to me. Your words are so true and your word picture such a salve to my weary soul. Thank you for being obedient to the Holy Spirit and writing the words that I needed to read today. May God richly bless you, His Beloved Jennifer. Thank you, Barbara

    • Oh Barbara, I am so grateful these words met you (yesterday) when you needed them! I want you to know I needed to hear your encouragement as well. So *thank you* for taking the time to lift me up with your words! xo