March 8, 2017

New Seasons and the Best yet to Come

Hi friends!

It's March 8th, and welcome to my first post of 2017!

Pitiful, I know.

Spring is already here, and apparently, a turn of the seasons does more to motivate me to write than the turn of the calendar year.

However, I'd much rather prefer to think my lack of writing here on my blog isn't as much about a lack of motivation as it is that God has just had me writing in other places... in my personal journals, on Instagram, and always, just deep in the well of my heart.

But a new season is here, and with the blossoming of the cherry trees, which I adore by the way, comes the blossoming of some fresh, new things God is doing in my life.

I'm excited about what's coming, and feel a fresh rush of creativity and inspiration. And yes, a fresh rush of motivation as well, which is always a good thing.

So, with all that being said, I would love for you to take a look around here and see what's new. I've been updating a few things, moving things around, editing my pages, adding new widgets, and a speaking page as well since that's one of the new things God is calling me to.

Also, if you would be ever so kind and inclined, I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment and tell me a little bit about yourself... who you are, where you're from, what interests you in a blog, and what you'd love for me to write and share more about. And if you'd prefer not to leave a comment but would still like to connect, you can write to me at jenny@beandkeepbeing.com.

I'm not quite sure what's ahead, what this season will fully look like, or even what God is ultimately up to here on my blog and in my heart, but I'm excited and ready for the journey. And I'm honored and humbled that you would follow along here and join me.

Cheers to spring, to new seasons of life!

The best is yet to come...

Warmly,
Jenny

"See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland."
Isaiah 43:19


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  1. Hi Jenny! I've been following you on Instagram for a couple years now. I am always so encouraged by the joy you find in Jesus. It is so beautiful.
    My name is Alex. I'm 24 years old & I'm a graduate student at the university of Evansville in southern, IN getting my doctorate in physical therapy. I'm from the Northwest Chicago suburbs, and I come from a wonderful family. I grew up with my parents and my little brother, who now is at sophomore at UE with me! Our dad passed away from lymphoma in November 2016. I am engaged to the man of my dreams who is a constant reminder of Jesus' love in my life.
    Right now, I feel like God is leading me through a new season/lesson. I have been very happy all of my life, but up until my dad passed away, my happiness came from a place of ease. I was happy because it was easy, things went my way, and nothing big was ever wrong. Now that my dad has passed away, I feel so much pain & brokenness by where this life can take us. I realize now that my happiness cannot come from the same place that it used to, and I think Jesus is taking me on a journey to find a happiness that is rooted in Him alone. Not that I can't enjoy the blessings & beauty of this life, but that they won't BE my joy. I would love to see more about how you root your joy in Jesus on your blog! Thank you for everything, Jenny. God bless you & your family.

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    1. Alex, I am so touched by your words, your honesty and vulnerability! Your comment blew me away. Thank you for sharing! It's wonderful to "meet" you and hear a bit about your journey. First off, may I just say that I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. I understand that deep ache and the desire, the very real need, to find joy in Jesus and in Him alone. It is our lifeline! I have been on that same journey for many years now, and even in the past year God has taken me even deeper through the loss of a man who was more a father to me than my own. He went to be with Jesus last August, and also died of cancer. I will definitely be sharing more of how I find my joy in Christ and hold fast to it with all that I am. Much love and peace and joy to you today, and thank you again for sharing your heart! It blessed mine.

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  2. Hi Jenny, I'm Cindy and I blog at adventureswithbeth.blogspot.com. (I found you on Afternoon Coffee and Evening Tea.) I've been married almost 35 years, have 3 grown daughters and our oldest has Down Syndrome. For the most part I write about what life is like living with someone who has special needs. But sometimes I just write about life. I have walked with the Lord since I was 19 and He is the most important person in my life. I read your most recent post, In The Early Morning and was encouraged. I've been waking up later and later each day and I realize I'm robbing myself of spending time with Him. There's so place sweeter than the presence of the Lord!

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you for dropping by and sharing a bit about yourself. Don't you just love following along with dear Billie Jo? She's such a wonderful mother and person. I so understand the waking up later and later each day. It's been especially hard for me since the time changed! But it makes such a difference when I use those quiet early morning hours to just be still and sit with Jesus. Sleep can wait, right?! Thankful for coffee that makes it all a bit easier. (winks) Blessings to you today!

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