About

Welcome ladies!
I’m Jen.
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Child of God, wife of Josh, mother to Micaela, Joshua, Bubba, Lydia, Emily, James and Justin.
I’m a stay at home mom. I spend my days homeschooling, gardening, keeping house and loosing my mind! I’m a sinner saved by grace. I fall, and I stand back up. I love my Jesus. I love my husband. I love my children. I love my chickens, ducks and turkeys. I love my garden. I am very involved in church. I’m a minister’s wife.
I’m a horrible procrastinator. Open cabinet doors irk me. I drink way to much coffee and not enough water. I like to sew. I spend way too much time on pinterest and facebook. My house is clean but my van is filthy. I love my church. Being in a room painted yellow makes me nauseous. I’m real.

My second hero (second only to Jesus!):

I met Josh in 2008. I had just divorced after a 9 year battle in an emotionally and occasionally physically abusive marriage. Josh came in like  a super hero and swept me off my feet! We were both had accepted Jesus as our Savior long ago, but rededicated our lives to the service of the Lord in 2010. Finding our place in ministry has been a winding road, starting out as Sunday School teachers, then Youth leaders, for a while we felt called to be Missionaries to the Philippines, until God led us to where we are now. Josh is the Youth Pastor at a Southern Baptist Church. He is always studying and preparing for what he hopes will one day lead to a full time position as a Senior Pastor. All in God’s time.

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Collectively we have 5 children. All were the product of our previous marriages. There is no involvement from either of our “ex’s” so our blending has been much smoother than others in the same situation. We have, since day 1, been one family. No “steps”, no “mine”, no “yours”…just “ours”.

We have also gained guardianship of 2 boys from the state and are hoping to be able to adopt them. We will know in a few months.
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Micaela is our oldest, she’s 14. Loves horses, reading and sharpening her leadership skills on her younger siblings. She’s a big help in the kitchen. She’s on track to graduate by 16.
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Next along comes Joshua. At 13, He’s totally into science, just like his dad. He also loves fishing and hunting. I can see him spending quite a bit of time in college and probably will end up with a career in science or technology.
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Bubba is all go, all boy, all the time. Just 9 months younger than Joshua, he’s also 13. He’s full of energy and is constantly moving. Bubba is into anything outside, and I can often finding him wandering through the garden or on the treelines, hunting squirrels.
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Lydia is 11. She’s our drama queen, and I don’t mean that in a bad way! She would make a great actress, so full of vitality and personality. She does everything in a big way.
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Emily is a big girl of 10,  we’ve babied her way too long, but who could help it! She enjoys tagging along with mommy and crawling up in daddy’s lap at night to snuggle and watch TV.
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James is 4. He is a special little boy who love airplanes, dinosaurs and singing. His favorite time of the day is bedtime when mommy sits and sings “In The Garden”.
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Justin is a sprightly 3 year old. Like Bubba, he is all go and no slow! Loves monster trucks, cars and playing outside. If you can corral him long enough he is quick to snuggle up with you on the couch.
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 The blog started several years ago and went on for over a year and a half. It became a numbers game. I would check my stats several times a day. I wrote and wrote and wrote until I just ran out of things to say. Just as it blossomed and started to really grow, God spoke to my heart about the amount of time I was spending online. I closed up Narrow Way Wife and tried to uplug my online life some in effort to plug in more to my family. I have learned a lot during that sabbatical, and feel that I am now prepared to balance the Lord, my family, homeschooling, service at church and blogging a bit better. I will probably blog in spurts, focusing, you know, on…life. So if I’m around ferociously for a week and then drop off for 2, just know that I’m busy snuggling with my man, making memories with my children or helping out at church.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope something on here inspires you!
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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Nice to “meet” you! We are a large Christian homeschooling family. I understand about prioritizing your time. Btdt and still work on it. 😉
    I’ll leave my blog address. Stop by when you have a minute!

    Blessings,
    Janet

  2. Dear Jen, I usually don’t post too many comments on the blogs that I read, but I really enjoyed reading your About page. I am so grateful that you, your husband, and children have found happiness and you are able to stay at home to raise your children. Enjoy, they grow up so fast. My one and only son is 31 now. I cannot believe that it has been so long ago. I loved staying at home with him until I got divorced from and alcoholic, and had to return to the work world, as if we “stay at home moms” do not work, please! It is a 24 hour a day job. I believe without a doubt, that the reason for your happiness is Jesus. When I made Jesus number one in my life, my life became so much better, and I too have the “love of my life” sent from God in 2006. God bless you all, we need more homes and families centered on God/Jesus instead of alcohol, drugs, sex, money, etc…. Our world would be a much better place then.

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