Being Confident of This

Grace for the work-in-progress woman


Hi, I’m Jen, a work in progress.

I grew up as an MK (missionary kid), partially here in the states and partially in our half-island home of Papua New Guinea.  Today I find myself in some of the most flat country ever – the Midwest!  I live here in Indiana with my pastor husband and our four amazing (and often challenging) children, including a set of fraternal twins (yes, we got number 3 and 4 at the same time – a surprise blessing indeed!).

This blog is about my journey of faith as a woman who is confident in the knowledge that God’s still working on her and that He promises to carry that work to completion.  I don’t have to fear when I’m faced with failure or flaws; instead I can rest in His unfailing grace.

It’s my journey in becoming the woman our loving Father created me to be, rather than the perfect myth-of-a-woman I sometimes strive to be. And I hope it will be your journey, too!

I hope to encourage you, at times exhort you, and even to make you laugh or cry as you relate to what is written.  I am a pastor’s wife, so there will occasionally be posts of a wifely nature; I am also a mother to four children, ranging from five-year-old twins to our fourteen-year-old firstborn, so there will be motherly moments as well.

Above all, I hope what you read here speaks to you about being a woman of faith, and even more than that, about being the woman you were created to be.

Thanks for reading!  I’d love to have you follow the blog and add your input from week to week.

Your work-in-progress sister in Christ,

Jen : )

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18 responses to “About

  1. Blessings to you as you minister through your blog. You have a unique voice and a one-of-a-kind point of view because there’s only one you. You will also be able to speak to pastors’ wives, because you know what that’s like.

    I like the way you’ve organized your blog with a page of link-ups and categorized posts by the different roles we have: mamas, sisters in Christ, wives, and writers,

  2. Hi Jen,
    This is a great list of resources! I have one more that could interest you – (more info on it can be found on It is an interactive learning website based on your specifications. You create your own study sets and based on what you entered ,the system generates flash cards, tests and games (hangman, crossword puzzle, quick type…). Really, a great tool for any level and subject!

  3. Kelly Grace says:

    Hi Jen, I can’t wait to explore your blog!
    You’ll have to tell me about getting a FB page, right now my blog posts to my FB profile and I feel like it’s a little spammy so I want to change that!

  4. Rebekah says:

    I’m so positive I’ve read this About page before, but I never commented. 🙂 I’m so glad to be taking a bit of a blogging journey with you! I love the way you present things – even the tough things – from such a tender heart. Blessings, friend!!

  5. Kimberly says:

    Hi, Jen! So nice to meet you! Funny that several of us are recovering perfectionists. I cannot tell you how many times I end up clinging to the truth and hope that He WILL complete the good work He began in me. Okay, and that HE will complete it. Not me. Still learning to REST in His love. (I have had to go back over all of this with Him even this morning. Ugh. Goofy pride.) 😉

    Blessings to you!

  6. Very nice to meet you, as a fellow recovering perfectionist as well. I’m seeing a theme with the Loft folks. 🙂

    • Yes! 🙂 It’s amazing how the Lord brings us together to cheer one another on in our quest for freedom from the burdens of perfectionism. Nice to meet you, as well.
      Jen 🙂

  7. tiggerandbug says:

    Hi, Jen! Happy to have “met” you through the LinkUp at The Loft. Are you on Twitter? Love the blog name because it’s a wonderful reminder that we are not through yet. This world doesn’t get the last word. 🙂

  8. Cate Hoepner says:

    Hi Jen! 🙂 It sounds like you have had such an interesting life! I always love hearing MK’s stories. Cute blog!

  9. I’m looking forward to getting to know you through #The Loft! You have a lot of GREAT resources, so I’ll be stopping by many times. Great job! 🙂

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