I’ve told you before on this podcast that I hate the night - that I used to be so scared at night. But I don’t know if I’ve ever told you why.Read More
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.Read More
How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?Read More
In our last episode, we talked about being slandered or forsaken by people that you love. But more importantly we looked at how God had built a pavilion, a secret place for those who needed to run away to Him. Those situations definitely make me feel like running away to God. But that’s not the only time I wish for a secret pavilion.Read More
Have you ever stood in a checkout line and been surprised by the fact that someone you thought was perfectly human is supposedly an alien?
The world is full of misinformation. And it seems trite and maybe even funny when a magazine tells us someone is an alien, or prints a photoshopped picture. But what if the misinformation is about you?Read More
Every one of us, at some point in our lives will find ourselves afraid. Some of us struggle with fear more than others. Maybe today, like our psalmist, you’re afraid. And you don’t know what to do next.
My name is Jennifer Holmes. I am a christian, a wife, a mom to three beautiful children, music teacher, and lover of words, both written and spoken.
I also happen to have the label of mental illness, particularly Bipolar II.
In the summer of 2018, just before I was diagnosed, God started showing me something profound in the Psalms. Something that would change my life. He was preparing me for the diagnosis ahead.Read More
Forgotten. Unloved. Unheard.
These are some of the labels I’ve had. Sometimes I’ve put them there. Sometimes I feel like others have put them on me. Circumstances have arisen that cause me to believe I am forgotten. People have abandoned me, or acted unloving towards me. I have gone through seasons where I feel unheard.
Maybe you feel the same way today? That you are forgotten, unloved, unheard?Read More
Storms of life will always come. Sometimes it’s more like a light rain. Some days it’s dark and cloudy and the wind is picking up. And some days it’s like the storm has turned into a tidal wave and it’s about to crash down on you. And you’re afraid this is the end. This is the storm that will overwhelm you. You are about to drown. And you’re standing there, looking at this tidal wave, and you ask God, what now?
This is a first in a series of three videos on the Psalms exploring the theme of remembering what we know in difficult times.Read More
My world was full of sunshine that day. Maybe not the kind of day with no clouds in the sky, but full of sunshine none the less.
But when I woke up, it was night.
It all started when we were alone in the car. Don’t all great conversations with teenage sons begin that way?
“Mom, I noticed you haven’t blogged lately. Are you going to keep writing?”Read More
On Sunday my mind starting going off the rails. It decides to do this once in a while. I have not found a pattern, or reasons, other than the obvious reason that I have Bipolar, I guess.Read More
Today started off with a litany. And not a positive one either. This is the list I started making in my head.Read More
It was my privilege to chat with Heather Lobe for her Freedom Stories series. We talked about the intersection of faith and mental illness and finding freedom in the truths of God’s Word. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.Read More
I’m ending this year at one of my favourite places on earth. My parents cottage. It’s cold and dark and dreary but still beautiful.Read More
This week in our choir we sang an upbeat version of the song, I Will Arise and Go To Jesus. During one of the practices we were laughing and cracking jokes over this line - Let not conscience make you linger, nor of fitness fondly dream.Read More
I am broken.
The storm is blowing fierce. The waves are gathering high and crashing low. I have been fearful and afraid. The waves are tossing me about and are dashing me on the stones.Read More
Paul said he was, “As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing”.
Sorrow, grief, sadness, depression, struggle, these are not words we like to make part of our every day vocabulary. We don’t like to use them to update our status, talk about them on our Instagram stories, drop them casually in conversation when someone at church asks us how we are.Read More
Count it all joy.
We see it on tshirts, and bags, and websites. We say it to each other. We study it in ladies Bible study. But what does it really mean?Read More