About Jenn

Welcome to my little space. It’s currently under construction. Kinda like me. Here’s a glimpse into my world…

I love a good story. I’d love to hear yours. Everyone has one. My story is long. Like, really long. But it’s a good one. Every step of the way, no matter how many bumps were in the road, my God was faithful to me and He continues to be.

Maybe if we had the opportunity to sit face-to-face with a big ol’ pot of strong coffee, I’d be able to hear about you and share some more about me. But for now, here’s the nutshell version.

I was born and raised in New York City by amazing parents. Though I always knew about Jesus, I was super rebellious and ran from Him during my teenage years. Then, at age 20, I had an encounter with God and finally surrendered to Him. That was 20 years ago. I’ve been on a journey with Jesus ever since.

At age 23, God led me to Chicago. Shortly after, I moved to Texas, then back to New York, and then back to Chicago again for a longer stretch. Years later in 2010 (to my surprise), I moved back to New York again. I thought I was returning to finish up school online but God had other plans. He led me to a church in Brooklyn, where I served on staff and grew to love some amazing people who became family. God taught me a lot in that season.

I did finally finish my degree. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology. Then, in 2016, I uprooted again and moved to Texas again to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. It was a leap of faith and a dream come true. And here I am… pursuing a Masters in Counseling part-time while I work on campus full-time. What an adventure.

I love laughing til it hurts, inspiring hope, spending quality time with friends, and yelling at the Knicks (hopefully one day it will turn into cheering). I’m passionate about prayer and strong coffee. I really miss NY pizza but have grown to appreciate good street tacos since moving to Texas.

A big part of my life is my ongoing battle with Lyme Disease. Some days are more challenging than others and honestly, it’s been particularly hard lately. I’m learning to carve out more time to rest and rely on the Lord, moment by moment. God’s teaching me a lot in this crazy season. I look forward to sharing some of it with you here once I’m a little less fatigued. Stay tuned! For now, all my energy must go toward finishing up this semester! Prayers appreciated! 🙂

So, that’s the short version. I’m a work in progress, kind of like this “under construction” blog. My story’s not over. It’s a story of grace, mercy, forgiveness, and the everlasting love of the Father. I’m still learning, healing, and growing. My prayer is that this blog is a place where I share some of those experiences and where you find hope and encouragement (and possibly some laughter, too).

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to connect with you! Feel free to follow me on Instagram or Twitter.

 

– Jenn