Fashionable Faith

Let's evaluate our emotional wardrobes, try some new styles, establish habits for fashionable faith, throw away the junk we should never have bought in the first place, laugh at ourselves, even cry.  Let's unite to build a wardrobe of faith that is positively fabulous, and in the process cultivating a sisterhood of joy that is contagious!

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    Praying Beyond Words

    A Recommendation When a friend recommended the book, Letters to Malcom, I was pumped to read something new from the inspired mind of C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia. Goodness know I love the fantastical and spiritually reflective world of Narnia, and this iconic author would surely not disappoint. But this invitation was more personal than either my friend or I could have predicted. In fact, I’m convinced God spoke to her heart–I’m thankful she was obedient to the nudge. I wasted no time purchasing my first Audible book, and simultaneously began the process of painting my office also known as Jenn’s Closet. Multi-Tasking in My Closet Paint…

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    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…

  • Jenn Walden holding Love
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    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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    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…

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    My Adventure with EHarmony AND An Honest Review of I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris

    Crashing By JENN WALDEN – – When I was twenty-nine years old I kissed dating goodbye. I won’t bore you with stories of good guys I let slip away, because I couldn’t get myself mentally together. But in short, when I was 29, I crashed to the floor, devastated after a long-term relationship ended. I was done with “me.”   Not long after, I read Joshua Harris’ book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. I crumpled to the floor again . . . “I want the next man I kiss to be my husband.” I was determined–I was angry–mainly at myself. I needed a break and so I began my journey of not…

  • Joanah Madzime
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    Breaking Up With God

    Inspired by Joanah Madzime’s Poem, “Dear God” A New Mission Field . . . While I was with my husband Kirk, where he was speaking onbehalf of a non-profit ministry, a pastor gave me reason for pause. “We should not be surprised if within the next few decades we begin seeing missionaries from Africa journey to the United States to share the message of Jesus,” Pastor David told me. Though I didn’t say anything, my first thought was that Pastor David’s ideas were ludicrous. Did he seriously believe the tables might turn, and one day African Christians would view the United States as a mission field?   But I couldn’t…

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    I Am The Bearded Lady

    The Greatest Showman By JENN WALDEN – My daughters could not stop talking about the hit movie, The Greatest Showman, so because they kept insisting, I bought my online ticket, some popcorn and a soda, then snuggled into my reclining seat in the theater. After spending that much money, I was hoping their enthusiasm was worth my investment. It was. The film doesn’t disappoint. Centering around P.T. Barnum and the curious individuals he collected, The Greatest Showman inspired me to think about faith within the diversity of human hearts and experience. And, though hard to admit, I was challenged to think about my own journey and identity. This Is Me One of the most salient…

  • Woman Jumping in the Air, Jenn's Closet
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    It’s Time To Fly

    A Question Sometimes, a question turns into a life-changing moment. For me, it took place when I sensed the Lord asking simply, “Do you want to learn more? Or would you rather soar?” Because I didn’t have an immediate response, I asked my daughter and husband how they would answer. Without hesitation they both responded, “I would rather soar.” I love learning, especially about my faith. But, in an “Aha” moment, I realized sitting and learning– without getting out of the comfort of our nest–can cause us to become unhealthy.  Spreading our wings in faith keeps us from becoming spiritually fat. It is kind of like, “Okay girl, when are…