22 Aug, 2015

FoMO- Fear of Missing Out

FoMO- Fear of Missing Out

Have you ever felt addicted to the adrenaline rush of working constantly? At the end of the day, do you worry you haven’t done enough? Are you constantly looking for the next activity or opportunity for yourself or your family? Do you have a nagging feeling you are missing out on what everyone else is […]

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22 Aug, 2015

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice

Hi there. So, it’s been a really long time since my last post. jengalley.com has been in my heart for years. This blog was a sweet gift from two of my close friends- custom made for me! Chris and Dawn, I am so thankful for you both. Thanks for believing in me and for being […]

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27 Jun, 2013

First Class (Belize Mission Trip Part 2)

First Class (Belize Mission Trip Part 2)

On the way to Belize, our team had a connecting flight in Dallas. For flight #2, Jeremy sat toward the back of the plane next to Clara. Avery and I were placed in the 1st row of the coach section. You know, it’s the row with lots of leg room, but no storage space on […]

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27 Jun, 2013

Risky Living (Belize Mission Trip Part 1) and “Roots for the Journey” CD Giveaway

Risky Living (Belize Mission Trip Part 1) and “Roots for the Journey” CD Giveaway

As we boarded the outbound plane at MSP with the other families from Oak Hills Church, anxious thoughts swirled around in my head. I looked at my 2 oldest daughters and thought, “Maybe Clara and Avery are too young for a mission trip. What were we thinking? What if they get sick or hurt?” In […]

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18 Mar, 2013

Life’s Soundtrack

Life’s Soundtrack

I love this quote from Ann Voskamp. Your work is art: it needs a soundtrack. Most of my art happens at home. It made me think. What is the soundtrack of our home like?     We know that faith comes by hearing the word of God. Romans 10:17- So then, faith comes by hearing […]

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5 Mar, 2013

Snow Day! How to Make Snow Ice Cream Tutorial and Family Faith Talk

Snow Day! How to Make Snow Ice Cream Tutorial and Family Faith Talk

It takes a lot to cancel school in Minnesota. We pride ourselves on being tough and braving the elements. But for thousands of happy children across the state, school has been cancelled today! Even though my children are home schooled, I’m letting them take the day off too. In celebration of the new 8.5 inches […]

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7 Jan, 2013

The Courage of Sarah Noble- Story (video) and Devotional

The Courage of Sarah Noble- Story (video) and Devotional

One of our favorite read-aloud books so far this year has been “The Courage of Sarah Noble”. I just came across this wonderful video to share with you. It’s a lovely reading of the story along with beautiful illustrations. After the video, you may want to discuss the story with your child and follow the […]

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4 Jan, 2013

How Our Children Can Have a High View of God (video)

How Our Children Can Have a High View of God (video)

Do you have a high or low view of God? I was born on December 23, 1977- just two days before Christmas. The nurses brought me to my mom with a Santa cap on my head and my parents prayed right there in the hospital room. They gave thanks and dedicated me to the Lord. […]

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12 Nov, 2012

What I Learned from Hearts-at-Home this Weekend

What I Learned from Hearts-at-Home this Weekend

I was so blessed to be able to spend the weekend in Rochester with a couple of my favorite girlfriends at the North Central Hearts-at-Home Conference. Lesson #1- I need to get away to refocus. The most important thing I learned was that it is so important for me to get away for a couple […]

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25 Oct, 2012

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life

Do you have ideas, hopes, and dreams for what you want to accomplish in your life, but you feel like you’re being held back by a lack of personal discipline? Are you easily overwhelmed by your big ideas or projects, and you just don’t know where to start and how to make real progress? Do […]

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