“I love words,” Jennie tells us, “and I believe God uses them to heal souls and to reveal Himself to people.” Jennie has a way with words, as anyone who’s read her book, Anything, or worked through her Bible study, Stuck, can attest. So can the thousands of women who heard Jennie speak at Celebrate What Matters in Anaheim, her debut appearance with Women of Faith. (She’ll be at more events to come, including this weekend in Denver. See Jennie’s event schedule here.)
Jennie encourages us to embrace surrender. “Surrender is the foundation for a relationship with God, yet we have categorized it as something for missionaries or emotional retreats. Surrender is actually a call on the life of every believer: ‘Love me with ALL your heart and with all your understanding and with all your strength.’ And in giving him everything, there comes freedom and peace.”
A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Biblical Studies, Jennie and her family live in Texas, where her husband is a pastor at Austin Stone Community Church. They have four kids, ages twelve and under, including four-year-old Cooper, recently adopted from Rwanda. Here’s a sweet video showing the family meeting little Cooper:
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Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move us to stop chasing things that just make us feel happy and start living a life that matters.
Stuck (DVD-Based Study)
As we realize that our stuck places are the very places that make us ache for God, we find Him waiting there for us with hope and freedom.