Devotionals by Jennifer Brownell

Devotionals by Jennifer Brownell

Created

Jennifer Brownell

You are created in God's image. That means showing up, speaking up, living out the purpose for which you were created, whatever that may be.


Getting in the Boat 

Jennifer Brownell

When I told a new spiritual director my secret, it seemed like such a fatal flaw for a ministry student that I could hardly speak it aloud.  "Half the time," I whispered, "I don't even believe in God." 


Why Don't I Cry?

Jennifer Brownell

Some of us will sit still in moments of shock and sadness, and some of us will keep busy. Others of us will grieve in still other ways. We are, none of us, doing it "wrong."


Call Us This Day

Jennifer Brownell

"Would you like to receive ashes today?"  We asked one person after another.


Fruitful, Focused, Unflustered

Jennifer Brownell

I was fifteen years old the first time I knew I was a gnat - that is, relatively insignificant and brief in the scheme of creation.


Laying On of Hands

Jennifer Brownell

Laying on of hands is a blessing, a reminder of the movement of the Holy Spirit, a passing of God's call from one generation to the next.


The Reluctant Giver

Jennifer Brownell

All due respect to the Apostle Paul, but I just don't agree with him. 


Jesus Wonder

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

Like mothers in every time and place, Mary sang for comfort, for hope and for survival. Her song became his song. And his song became the world's.


We Remember Rizpah

Jennifer Brownell

There is a woman you do not yet know.  A woman made sonless or daughterless by the machinations of the powerful.


Your-Drug-Of-Choice-Here

Jennifer Brownell

We have already been ushered, via God's amazing covenant, into a land of outrageous abundance, a planet flowing with all we need for nurture and nutrition.