Father’s Day – A Short Note On How My Dad Has Changed My Life

Today, reading all the Father’s Day messages, I was reminded of a random childhood memory of my dad: him taking me to get McDonald’s breakfast hours before school started when I was in 4th grade. It was the day of my test on photosynthesis and let’s be honest…I still don’t fully understand photosynthesis 🙃 But he studied with me so much for that test, including that morning when I was in real 4th grade crunch time (#stressful). We sat there…

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Life, Musings

The Case Against Worrying

This morning I was determined to do the laundry before work. Yep. Set my alarm for 5:30 and when it went off, Andrew rolled over and looked at me funny, as in like, ‘I must be in the twilight…

My First Swim of the Summer & A Lesson Learned

Hello, my blog readin’ friends. I hope this Monday finds you well and rejuvenated from the weekend past 🙂 It’s been a week since I checked in here or on Instagram and you know what? I’m not even going to…

Happy Memorial Day from a Girl Who Doesn’t Get It

Memorial Day commemorates the Americans who died while serving to protect our country…while serving to protect us. It’s a day we honor the lives of those that made the ultimate sacrifice. And I don’t really get it. I don’t get Memorial Day because I…

Friday Favorites • May 26, 2017

Memorial Day weekend!  Having a day off is *touchdown hands emoji* amiright? Of course it’s important to step back and appreciate what Memorial Day itself stands for, too – a post on that will be resurfaced Monday so check…

Done is Better Than Perfect

Yesterday I wrote this Instagram post about how it felt like God snapped his fingers at me to get my attention like, “Jenny, give me my mornings back!” after I was scrolling through my phone unproductively and let’s be…

Happy First Birthday Avenue Midwest!

Today, Avenue Midwest turns 1! It’s been a year since I sat in the chair nearest the window at The Book Cellar in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood and hit publish on my first post, pushing this little platform into the…

Happy Birthday to My Husband, 2017 Edition

Anyone would agree that within 5 minutes of meeting Andrew, you know he’s just a “good guy.” In fact, you were probably put at ease within 10 seconds of meeting him. He just has this crazy way like that. He…

Why God Gives Us Trials

I wanted to pop in with a post on something that really resonated with me yesterday. As I’ve mentioned, I’m studying the book of Daniel in a bible study. It’s been very enlightening so far and we’re only on chapter…