Friday, January 28, 2011

Blizzard Blog Hop

O.K. so attending Blissdom is only a distant dream of mine anyway. Not sure if I'm even allowed to participate in this.  Ann Marie is a serious blogger, however, and she got this neat idea to have a virtual meet 'n' greet for bloggers who could not attend the Blissdom blogging conference. 

If you 've been reading here for awhile, thank you! I love my loyal readers and enjoy your comments and e-mails, too! You all can just skip this post.

If, however, you just found my blog through the bloghop, welcome!

Before I tell you who I am, let me tell you who I was:

Seventeen years ago, I was a slave, clothed in the rags of my own righteousness. The King of Kings found me, cleaned me up and gave me His own royal robes to wear. 

Thirteen years ago, I was God's princess, determined not to be entangled with any earthly prince and to pursue a college education and ministry career. Then I met an earthly prince who was the closest thing to Heaven I'd ever known.

Eleven years ago, I was God's princess, becoming the queen of His choice for me as I gave my vow at the altar to him. I was determined that no little princes and princesses would join us, however, at least for a very long time.

Eight years ago, our first and only princess joined our castle (which I failed to fully enjoy in those days), and the king and queen entered the world of parents. Three little princes have joined us since.

About six years ago, a group of ladies who joy in their roles of daughters of the King, crowns to their husbands, mothers to their children and keepers of their castles, took me under their wing and taught me in the Titus 2 way what I had been too stubborn to see: 
Living God's calling for women is a JOY! 

Ever since, I have been imperfectly striving to live out the Joy Ever After of my own God-given fairy tale and two years ago, I began this blog to show others what God is doing in my life in the hopes that they will be inspired to find their own Joy Ever After--ultimately in the Castle Beyond This World where Joy will never be interrupted and we will be with our King forever!

For more about what I do here, see First Time Here? To meet the ones who make up my little slice of Heaven here on earth, read Our Story

Thanks so much for stopping by! May you leave with joy! 



  1. Hi Jennifer! My name is Fran and found you through the bloghop, but I might become one of your habitual readers!

  2. Jennifer,

    Beautiful post. I love the way you wrote it out. It is just wonderful. I'm glad I found you through the blog hop.

    I'm a wife, a mom of 3, and am learning to fully embrace my role in those areas. What a blessing it is when we understand the provision God has for us! Once again, nice to "meet" you.

    God Bless.

  3. Oh my goodness, I love your post!! It's so unique. I loved getting to meet you. Our God is good!

    ~Mimi @ Woven by Words #224 from the blog hop

  4. I just started a Bible Study on the Proverbs 31 woman. I am striving to be more like her! So glad I found you!