What buying a car taught me about prayer
What buying a car taught me about prayer
I walked into the room, looked around, and tried to hide my growing sense of intimidation. The room was full of men (the only woman...
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Easter Wings
Easter Wings
I love poetry because it forces me to look at the beauty of words and the way we use them. I was looking for poems about...
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Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder
Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder
I just finished a class on the theology of Augustine, so if my posts become Augustine-infested for a while, consider this your fair warning. Studying Augustine’s...
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My word for 2017
My word for 2017
I’ve never picked a theme word for the year. I don’t have a problem with it; it’s just never been my thing. Nor do I typically make...
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Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
How often, when you’re singing a hymn, does the weight and beauty of a song land on you? How often do you realize what you’re...
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We’re citizens of a better country
We’re citizens of a better country
Political unrest somehow fuels a kind of fear unlike any other. Every four years (sometimes more or less), our country faces a struggle within itself...
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Jen_Providence_AllisonDavisPhotography_008 (1)I'm Jennifer Grisham (you can call me Jen). I'm so thankful that you stopped by this corner of the internets, and I'd love to get to know you. A little bit about me: I love writing, reading, editing, listening to hipster music, drinking tea, gentle sarcasm, spending time with friends and sending them ridiculous memes, and catching up on my favorite sitcoms. I serve as director of administration at Providence Church in Frisco, TX, and administrator at Doxology & Theology. I graduated from Baylor University, and I'm pursuing a Master's Degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. My work has been published at The Gospel Coalition, Doxology & Theology, and Providence Church. (All opinions posted are my own, and do not represent anyone who isn't me.) I enjoy writing, but what I'm really passionate about is the love of Jesus. I want to use the talents God has given me to testify to how great his love is--and what he's given me is a pen and a bunch of ideas. So if you visit this site occasionally, I hope you'll see the love of God and his Word in all I write about waiting, church, friendship, singleness, and life in general. I'd love to hear your story. Use the Contact page on my site to reach out!

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

How often, when you’re singing a hymn, does the weight and beauty of a song land on you? How often do you realize what you’re singing is a testimony of the Lord’s work in your life and in the lives of those around you? I remember one Sunday when we sang this line at church: “Morning by morning new mercies I see.” How often do we notice God’s mercy in our lives? When we sing, “All I have needed Thy hand hath provided,” do we acknowledge and thank God for that truth? Thanksgiving is a day set aside for us …

We’re citizens of a better country

Political unrest somehow fuels a kind of fear unlike any other. Every four years (sometimes more or less), our country faces a struggle within itself as different political factions vie for the privilege of serving as president of the United States. Our collective unrest is growing toward a crescendo on November 8, when we will learn who will lead our country for the next four years. Everyone has an opinion on what’s going to happen, and whether our lives will be better or worse because of it. Depending on who you talk to, the end is nigh—stock up on bottled …

The best way out is always through

Robert Frost wrote in his poem “A Servant to Servants” in 1915: He says the best way out is always through. And I agree to that, or in so far As that I can see no way out but through… The life of faith is one plodding footstep after another. John Piper writes often of the winding road of faith in Christ, plodding along. “Plodding” is a good word for it — the mundane one step after another, the frustrating feeling of another winding curve, the marathon rather than the sprint. However, we often pray as if we’re asking God to …

The only thing that won’t wear out

The beauty of God’s love is inexhaustible. On our best days, we seek him and find rest in him because we are so sure of his love for us. On our worst days, we need to know that the beauty of God’s love is bigger and brighter than the darkest trouble we face. His love ought to surprise us. When I’m most aware of who I really am, I’m shocked and grieved to see how unlovable I am. I can’t think of a single reason that God should love me.  Yet still he loves me.  I am the epitome of …

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