Buried Desires

Jenn Walden Jenn's Place 6 Comments

By JENN WALDEN–At the age of 33,  I met Kirk. He was a single dad of three children; ages 11, 14, and 16. I wasted no time falling in love with the four of them. In a moment only God could orchestrate, we became a family. Never married and never a mother, the moment I said “I do,” my life …

One More Step

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My legs started shaking as I climbed higher on the wall. Looking to my left I saw the wall I tried to climb earlier in the day, realizing I was now parallel to the spot I reached earlier. Panic began to grip me. Yes, it was an indoor rock wall. Yes, I was surrounded with safety precautions and harnessed in. …

One Step Changes the World

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“World Changer.” By definition–and I’ve worked hard on this–a world changer is one who . . . changes the world. No applause, please, for my tireless laboring on this topic, at least not yet. The fact is, I’m good at this definition stuff; it just comes naturally. But as we look at world changers, let’s focus on those who change the world …

Where Can He Find Me?

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I am a yogi. Sure, I’ve been told I can’t say this. I’ve been told I’m practicing an Eastern religion, that yoga isn’t Christian enough, that yoga “distracts me from God,” or that it may become “idol worship.” Duly noted. I am a yogi. And I love it. I find Jesus on my mat, and I don’t think that’s crazy …

Google’s No-Doodle Easter

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Checking the news Monday morning, a story on Fox News captured me. Apparently–though I had not noticed–Google had no “doodle” for Easter Sunday. A “doodle” is when the search engine giant plays with its logo to highlight a holiday, which we routinely see on Earth Day, Martin Luther King’s birthday and other occasions. Quick fact: On Sunday, Google did insert …

When Life Sucks*, Jesus Carries Us

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*My apologies for what appears to be an offensive word in the title. But there’s a point here. “Jesus will carry you,” we’re told by well-meaning friends when we face challenges. We smile, putting the best face on our pain. We read “Footprints in the Sand,” because somehow, we’re supposed to just know, Jesus will pick us up and walk …