• Jenn Walden and Laura Walden Painting Class
    Podcasts

    Where Faith Grows, Laura Lambert

    It was such an honor to be a guest on the podcast Where Faith Grows to discuss the topic of shame. The Host of Where Faith Grows, Laura Lambert, just happens to be my daughter. Watching her vision for the Where Faith Grows Podcast come to life has been such a proud Mom moment for me. My own faith is stretched by this spirited and feisty young woman. As she talks to women across the country from various generations and life experiences, I truly believe you will find your own faith expanding as well. Laura is a serious agitator in my life. You know what I mean? She is that…

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    Consider Yourself Hugged, Dr. Tami West

    Episode #53: Getting Through Tough Times with Jenn Walden I so enjoyed sitting down with my precious friend and project partner Tami West. She is such an inspiring and motivating human; everyone needs a Tami in their life. On this episode of her weekly podcast, Consider Yourself Hugged, I shared my strategies for overcoming the mental challenges of cancer. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Meet Tami (Bio) Entrepreneur, author, wife, mom, lover of dogs, and motivational speaker Tami has been helping people take their power back and live their own lives for over 15 years. Her passion stems from a lifelong battle with anxiety disorder that initiated her dedication to helping others.…

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    The Faith Revolution: What is Faith?

    Welcome to the Faith Revolution Podcast with Kirk and Jenn Walden. It’s great to have you with us. In this episode, we are considering the seemingly simple task of asking the question… What is faith?  We challenged ourselves with some new and simple perspectives on faith during this morning coffee discussion. Getting Started As we entered this discussion, Jenn and I considered the following. . . How is faith defined by most Christians? How have we personally defined faith and how would we express the concept to others? In considering the meaning of Immanuel (God is with us)**, how do both the name and life of Jesus form the foundation…

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    Quarantine,  Together in Trials, Trauma, and Tragedy

    The Quarantine: Picking Up Rocks

    Gravity Hits The first day I realized “Oh! We’re in Quarantine,” and the gravity of everything started hitting me, I had the brilliant idea to venture outside and start picking up rocks. Why we have so many rocks is another story, but I’m just telling you we have a lot of rocks. In fact, in this video you can see one of my many piles. Not content to complete this important work alone, the whole family is now involved in picking up rocks.  So,  as a global pandemic spreads, and it feels there is literally nothing I can do  (except honor the #stayhome mandates),  picking up . . . rocks…

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    Quarantine,  Together in Trials, Trauma, and Tragedy

    The Quarantine: My Playlist

    Music has always been a personal source of joy, inspiration, and healing. In this season of Quarantine, I am definitely leaning on music for some peace of mind.  Admittedly,  the entire Trolls movie soundtrack and a plethora of Disney tunes are played regularly, along with whatever 60’s and 70’s throwbacks Kirk gets in the mood to hear. For example, our kids endured “I Know a Place” by Petula Clark and “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees this week.  But, I didn’t include any of those in this playlist. This is my personal playlist to keep my heart upbeat and inspired. By the way, I am so bothered that people do not…

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    Quarantine,  Together in Trials, Trauma, and Tragedy

    The Quarantine: Getting Dressed

    Coping I have been thinking about the varied ways we are all coping through this season of Quarantine. Everything from humor to media overload, identifies our need to make sense and mentally get on the other side of this historic crisis.  One of the personal behaviors that has been keenly important to me during this season, is taking time to get dressed every. single. day.  So while other women are heroically on the front lines providing food, healthcare, and other necessities of life, I’m doing the important work of dressing up and sitting in my house.  The Pajama Party As I have witnessed so many women giving up on all…

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    Fashionable Faith

    Tripping through the 1980’s: The Case For Greater Transparency

    Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper) By JENN WALDEN – In the 1980’s and 90’s, Christian youth were totally legit for Jesus. Youth nights were especially awesome. Hormones and emotions raging, it was time to scope out potential soulmates and get our Jesus on. I mean really, WWJD? So if you were a Jesus girl in the 1980s,  this meant serious event prep. Picture long permed hair, handfuls of fluffy mousse, blow dryers on high-heat, picks for teasing and aerosol spray. Voila! BIG hair! The chemicals ingested and absorbed from repeated overuse probably knocked some years off our life expectancies, but who cares–so worth it!  We loved our…

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    Fashionable Faith

    Love In Torn Pages

    By JENN WALDEN – It was borderline compulsion. Flipping the pages of a well-worn Bible from my youth, I found it full of handwritten notes and dozens of passages colorfully highlighted. This precious book chronicled a portion of my faith journey, all before journaling Bibles were a thing. I reached my first destination, ripping out the page. Then, more flipping. More ripping. I was on a personal journey so important, it required literal, almost gut-wrenching, action. I’m sure it looked like I was desecrating the most sacred Book in my life.  I’m still not willing to say this was a good idea, but I dove into an afternoon of plastering…

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    Together in Trials, Trauma, and Tragedy

    From Shame to Showing Up

    By JENN WALDEN – Huddling under a table in a storage area attached to the garage of our 1970’s cookie cutter ranch-style home, my heart beat rapidly. Only five years old, the adrenaline was not the result of an exciting game of hide and seek, but instead panic and a hope that maybe, just maybe, I could disappear. News of an older boy coming to my house paralyzed me with fear.  A casual onlooker may have attributed my hiding to my being shy, weird, or defiant, but my disappearance had roots. Weeks before, someone else had stolen a measure of my innocence. So, at this moment, I wanted to hide. …

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    Fashionable Faith

    Beautiful Jesus Girl

    By JENN WALDEN – Hi. I’m Jennifer, but friends call me Jenn.  I was born in Nashville,TN, in the buckle of the Bible belt. I currently live in the outskirts of  Nashville, and still find myself questioning if NashVegas is truly a thing. Each time I venture downtown, I realize that it is indeed a thing.   Growing Up: Not Beautiful  I was raised by wonderful parents to be a beautiful, southern Jesus loving girl. Yet as I grew up, I didn’t feel beautiful; inside or out. More than anything else, I hungered for the approval of God, my church, and my family. Yet, I failed more times than I can…