Devotionals by Jennifer Brownell

Devotionals by Jennifer Brownell

The Someones

Jennifer Brownell

In the grocery line, a magazine cover catches my eye. Someone Beautiful is leaving Someone Glamorous to begin a relationship with Someone Powerful.


Cities of Refuge

Jennifer Brownell

In ancient times, cities of refuge like Bezer were designated as safe places to await trial for those who had mistakenly caused another's death.


God Has Already Chosen. Now It's Your Turn.

Jennifer Brownell

I've walked the nature trails around our neighborhood pond many times and seen rabbits, birds, even the occasional deer. 


Look Up, Stay Up

Jennifer Brownell

Summer at the lake, and I'm trying out a borrowed paddleboard.


Godsplained

Jennifer Brownell

Sounds to me like you were Godsplained, Apollos.


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.