The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Welcome to my writing home. Honestly, I just want this to be a place of grace, a place where the words that I write reflect the heart of the Greatest Storyteller who is writing the Greatest Story ever written. I pray over the words that I write, that somehow God will use it and direct people’s gaze to Him. Regarding my About page, honestly, you don’t need to know about me. You need to know about Jesus, and the only way you will know Him is in His Word. I would even ask you now to stop reading this blog if you haven’t read God’s Word yet today. Please go and read His Word. It will do more for your heart and soul than reading my blog. After you have read God’s Word and spent time with Him, feel free to come on back to this blog. May we always seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. My words are nothing, a mist, a vapor, compared to His Word which our souls crave.
“Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!”
Thomas Chisholm – 1925
This hymn was one I sang throughout my childhood. Like a crimson thread of grace woven through the tapestry of life, deep truth calling me to come and abide in the faithfulness of Christ. Morning by Morning, new mercies I see. As I wake up each morning, I want this song written on my heart. In all the seasons of life, I desire to know that God’s new mercies are awaiting me. This hymn is an expression of adoration to the Lord of my heart.
I am a Canadian, living in America, with a little, big family. We love Jesus, the Bible, music and hymns. We love writing and recording music for the church and collaborating with other musician friends. We love coffee and wooden tables, quilts and good books, traveling and staying at home, nurturing friendships with people of all cultures. We love children and neighbors and serving our church, and telling others, near and far, about the greatest Gift of all, Jesus.
My husband, Craig, is a pastor and we have been blessed with four wonderful children. We are from the Pacific Northwest where we have served in many churches, in various ministry roles, throughout our lives as singles, and as a married couple. We have a deep love for and commitment to the Church, Christ's Bride. As well, I am a Birth Doula, assisting families in one of the most delicate seasons of life, welcoming the joy and gift of children. It is a joy to provide continuous labor support and compassionate care to women in childbirth.
I write essays and articles; portraits of grace and hope. I write about Jesus because “I am my Beloved’s and He is mine”.
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for
“‘In him we live and move and have our being’;
as even some of your own poets have said,
“‘For we are indeed his offspring.’
Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
Acts 17:24-31 The Bible (English Standard Version)
This is a blog dedicated to my little family whom I love with all my heart. May God be glorified in our lives and may we go forth from our home into the world to be a blessing.
-Jennifer D Harris