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Gilmore Girls: All My Feely Feelings

October 7, 2015

In a leader, you really want tenacity. Friends, I want you to know that you can trust my influence because I totally committed to the entire Gilmore Girls series this summer. I see through my vows. I am not a quitter. A lot of you followed “my journey” through GG since…

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Before/After Pics of My New Office…And My Muse

July 9, 2014

I have never had an office. I had a desk for awhile, but my children used it as an art table. I’ve written all of my books in very glamorous places like the corner of the couch, my unmade bed, the kitchen table, and my bathroom floor. When we moved…

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If I Were An Advertiser

April 14, 2014

Undoubtedly, one of the best features of our new DVR/On Demand/Netflix world is the ability to watch our shows and skip the ads. I mean, all the good commercials will get posted as a Youtube video on Facebook, so the wheat will separate its own self from the chaff, and…

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Some Things I Wish Would Go Away

March 19, 2014

I like to think I’m an easy person, that I can flex and flow. I’m not wound super tight. For example, last week during Spring Break, it occurred to me somewhere around Thursday that none of my children had taken a shower that week. Do you see what I’m saying? I’m…

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Technology for Morons

February 25, 2014

Listen, friends. You know I care about the struggles of this world. I have deep thoughts and big feelings about important issues like orphan care and human trafficking. I realize the world is suffering and we only have so many days on this planet and if we aren’t careful we’ll…

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That Time I Was on the Today Show

June 27, 2013

Alright. I can only let so many of you tell me You were great on the Today Show! Very poised! Like you’ve done it for years! so many times before my conscience cracks under the illusion. And for the rest of you asking What was it like? I give you the unembellished truth of…

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Not a Fan

September 3, 2012

My friend Doug once described me in an article he wrote like this: “Imagine if George Carlin and Beth Moore had a kid…” The ease with which deep, important spiritual ideas cohabitate with absolute drivel in my brain space is probably disturbing. I crave comedy and laughter so viscerally, that…

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JEN’S MUST READS: Part 3

July 20, 2012

I lived in Houma, LA from 4th to 7th grade. Oh, how we loved that place. Within five days of moving there, I’d eaten crawfish and alligator and shrimp poboys, and that’s a true story. My fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Crochet, was the Queen of Mardi Gras, and there are…

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JEN’S MUST READS: Part 2

July 18, 2012

A couple of years ago, I got an email from another pastor’s wife in Austin: “Can we meet?” Transparent moment: I don’t always like meeting pastor’s wives (said the pastor’s wife). Sometimes, pastor’s wives are just so pastor’s wifeish. You know what I mean? Many of them leave my company…

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JEN’S MUST READS: Part 1

July 16, 2012

People ask me all the time: “How do maintain such order and balanced systems in your life and home?” No, wait. That’s not right. It’s this: “Please tell me your secrets for being an amazing, creative Classroom Mom.” Darn it. I keep getting confused. Oh yeah! This is what they…

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