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!

Courage, dear heart

In one of The Chronicles of Narnia (I think it’s in Prince Caspian), the allegorical God-figure Aslan tells Lucy, “Courage, dear heart.” His words pierce her soul and introduce some sense of bravery to sturdy her fearful heart. Those words have been ringing in my heart too. For the past few weeks, my question to God has been (a less eloquent version of), “How?” How can I follow God’s calling for me without being ruled by fear? When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a doctor, based solely on how much fun it was to play “doctor” …

Why I’m Going to Seminary

When I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, I thought two things: thank you, Jesus, and never again. College was a difficult time for me (long story; suffice to say the Lord showed me great mercy), so I was grateful to finish and excited to never have a first day of school again. It turns out I was wrong. My first day in seminary is Monday, August 17. I’ll be taking online classes and working toward a Masters of Arts in Church Ministries through Southern Seminary (based in Louisville, KY). The thought of taking seminary classes is still something of a …

Four Suggestions for Christ-Centered Productivity

I’m built to analyze a situation, figure out the best plan of attack, and move fast. God created me in a way where I function best when I’m figuring out how to do something. Even so, this gift of God – my eagerness to be productive – is one of my greatest challenges. I take charge. I am impatient. I put myself ahead of others. Ultimately, I put myself ahead of God. I began to learn years ago that I must be a dependent doer, and I continue to learn this lesson. Jesus is a doer, too. He acted to …

Review: United: Captured by God’s Design for Diversity

I was more excited than I expected to be when I picked up United: Captured by God’s Design for Diversity by Trillia Newbell. Recent events in the news (specifically, the incidents in Ferguson, MO, and the case surrounding Eric Garner, among others as they come) have opened the door to curiosity regarding diversity and how we as believers ought to respond. If you’re looking for a book offering instruction about what to think, what to do, and how to do it in regards to ethnic diversity, you would probably be better served by reading Bloodlines by John Piper or looking …

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