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We have a new key ring around here, if you know what I mean...... • • “Yes, I truly have reason to bless the Lord for abundant supplies; His treasury has been wide open to me, His riches have constantly outweighed my necessities. He has multiplied His mercies above all my desires.” -Susannah Spurgeon
“I am afflicted and in pain; let Your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise His own people who are prisoners.“ -Psalm 69:29-33 That last verse holds more weight for me than it ever has. But, more than that, as I read this passage this morning, I realized how appropriate and applicable it is for the current landscape of our national state of emergency and the worldwide pandemic called the coronavirus. So many words have been spilled on this topic and I don’t presume to add any additional wisdom to those of medical professionals, trusted church leaders, or those with greater insight than I into what is going on. I don’t know any of that. What I do know is that which I am compelled (and commanded) to say. So here I stand (sit), joining my voice with thousands of others by proclaiming what we pray and believe is more pleasing to the Lord than a sacrifice of ox or bulls, and that is this: God has not left the throne. He has not and will not ever abdicate. He faithfully remains in sovereign control over every molecule in this universe. Therefore, we have every reason to praise our God with a song and magnify Him with thanksgiving. We should let our hearts revive by commanding them to bless the Lord and forget not all His benefits (Psalm 103) because He hears the needy (spoiler: that’s us all the time, not just in a global crisis). He does not despise his people who are prisoners—whether imprisoned in a jail cell or in isolation or by physical ailments wracking their body. He does not despise His own people. Period. End of story. Christ’s blood is too precious for God to waste by despising those purchased and covered by it. Therefore: “Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.” -Psalm 69:34 No caveats. No conditions. He is worthy.

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I love Jen Wilkin but I’m not a Stalker

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…or am I?

After posting the above photo with this caption:

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There were some fun comments, including my bff saying:

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So clearly, we love Jen. But just wait, the stalker-talk is still on the horizon.

Before we get there, you have to know that God has used her book Women of the Word in h u g e ways in my life and in my best friend’s, and after getting to interview her for the aforementioned mag article, we got to meet her at Trillia Newbell’s Fear and Faith book release party in Nashville. We talked about books and our love for Jane Austen and invited her to England with us in December to see all things Jane.

ANYWAY.

After the IG post yesterday, Haley texts me this morning and asks if I saw where Jen commented on the photo. I hadn’t. Then this happened:

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Okay, okay, okay. We’re not stalkers, but we love Jen (and she knows it). And I know you will love her too.

L A D I E S,  check her out! She has some SERIOUS wisdom when it comes to Scripture, life, writing and loving God with everything we have. Do yourself a favor and read this Q&A with her. I promise you’ll get something out of it.

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5 comments on “I love Jen Wilkin but I’m not a Stalker

  1. ellieeugenia says:

    Hah, love it. Thankful for her too. Going to go read the article.

    1. Haha, she’s the best. I hope you liked the article!

      1. ellieeugenia says:

        Oh I did, thank you for doing it. I reviewed Women of the Word awhile back and really loved it, thankful for truth for women as well.:)

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