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Jen .. Patient Expert

Dublin, Virginia
I recently asked a friend to write a paragraph that described me and this is what I received in return: "Born in the late 1970's, Jen was a go-getter from the get-go. She raised sheep until the age of 10, when she moved out on her own to start a business she called ?Sheep Keeper.? She... Full Bio
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We done gone and done it now by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Those of you who know me and mine in real life picture this: Jen and Hubby, working together, calmly and with no disagreements to fix the following on my van: 1. Headl ... Read on »
Tink Time and other issues by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I’m sitting in the middle of my living room, listening to the unending song of “Tinkerbell,” aka Fourthborn. There’s a lot about magic in this song, as well as the unalien ... Read on »
List of Happy by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Sometimes the drama is so high around here it zaps all my energy and taps out my creativity. Things get quiet around the blog at those times. So, again, prayers never ... Read on »
Monday Madness by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I spent my hour this morning attempting to get with God and send the jokers out to play , as usual. And while I know that the attempt was honored, the thoughts of what co ... Read on »
Perspective by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism At the end of the day, all I really want my life to amount to is a whole lot of love. I want the people who gather to say goodbye to  me to tell stories that bring a smile ... Read on »
Morning Times by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I don’t have much for the internet today. I spent my time in Isaiah, which is rich and deep and sometimes confusing. Then I hopped over to the New Testament (Luke 6 to ... Read on »
Saturday Snoozin’ by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Does this child know how to live or what? Read on »
In Time of Need by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Psalm 46 says “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” In the original language the words that form the phrase “very present help” can also be ... Read on »
Experimental Notes by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Here are some quick notes on my experiment with being intentional: I can rock mindfulness when I am alone! Who knew? I surely didn’t because it is so rare when I am tr ... Read on »
Intentional 10 minute post by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Ya’ll know, because I take great pains to tell anyone and everyone who will listen, that I have a bit of the Crazy. I like to believe that it’s the level that makes my lif ... Read on »
Lighthearted by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I bounced back after last weekend’s black funk of doom. I just haven’t been around much due to the ol’ crazy schedule thing. So LOOK! Pictures! Is this the most hyster ... Read on »
You made an end of me by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I still suffer from depression and anxiety. On most days, I wield any number of my coping strategies and everything is fine. The tools of management range from physica ... Read on »
Taking a Moment by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I’m a processor. When events come along and blow my mind, I sit and ponder and analyze and consider and toy with alternate scenarios until I have picked everything apart t ... Read on »
The Mother of All Days by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism To the mom who was wrestling your kiddo into children’s church and had to endure not only the “tantrum”, biting and general idiocy of a misbehaving child…but also the inju ... Read on »
Wednesday a day late by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Ya’ll, I’m so stoked about the group I am a part of on Wednesday nights. I came home last night so encouraged and jazzed and edified I had a hard time settling down. God i ... Read on »
Emergency Signal Flairs by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A few of my friends have sent out emergency signal flairs this week and I’d like to ask if you would please just keep them in your prayers. Their stories are not mine to t ... Read on »
Tweaks by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism You may notice some changes around these parts. For those that read through subscription email or RSS, you’ll have to click on over to see my new widgets. I added a photo- ... Read on »
Break it Down, Confess it Freely by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am reading a book on managing depression that specifically deals with how to retrain your thoughts. It’s techniques are pretty powerful and if I did them on any sort of ... Read on »
Paul’s speaking my Language by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do ... Read on »
Book Nerds by Jen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism So my creative efforts yesterday were limited to a limerick composed on the fly and that I no longer remember and doodling on a paper place mat with Fourthborn (Dr. Seuss- ... Read on »