Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Friday, September 21, 2012

A few verses from the Book of Jennifer.

Happy Friday to you!!

I hope your week went well.

It's been up and down for me, but it's Friday!!!

I've enjoyed visiting Jenny Hale at for her Bright Side Blog Bash. She and Lacie Nezbeth at, hosted a great week for those of us writers who didn't make it to ACFW in Dallas.

Since being asked for a proposal and samples, I've begun planning my life as I think it should play out.

These are my commandments, thus sayeth me and these shall come to pass.....

First, my husband will shave his AWFUL beard.
No, it has nothing to do with writing, but I hate the beard.

Second, I'll be BEGGED for a full manuscript from all the Big Houses and a bidding war will ensue. My agent, who also begged to be near me, will call me in a lather and announce that I've set a record for debut novels and I can go ahead and plan that new bathroom reno AND hire an architect to make our house a dream home.A-N-D the skunks will move into my sister's house. Which is roughly 3000 miles from here. The skunks can go on United Airlines.

Third-my little town will re-name itself, "Jenniferland". How cool is that?

Fourth-I will magically lose 50 pounds and wake up making the Duchess of Cambridge want to be more like me.

Fifth-JK Rowling and I do lunch and talk shop.

I might add some maps too.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd then I wake up and realize that my hair is giving directions to the pillow and school stars in an hour!!

The glamour! The thrills! The laundry!!!!

Let's look at what the Lord says in Jeremiah 29:11, shall we?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 It seems that His plans offer us hope and a future. His hope. His future. His idea of prosperity. But it doesn't mention wealth, does it? For some of the people I love, life itself is enough.

It sure is nice to know He has it all figured out.


  1. LOVELY thoughts. I'll visit Jenniferland someday. And I'll bring a gun to get rid of your skunks. Or are you looking for more non-violent skunk removal methods?

    Can't help you on the beard thing. I'm highly in favor of beards. Viking-ish, y'know.

  2. Oh, Jennifer! You never cease to make me laugh and smile. Your humor is so fun and your attitude is contagious. Yes, wishing all these things for you! I especially love #5. What a lunch that would be! Thank you for such a delightful post.

  3. Shaving, bidding, renaming, dropping and Rowling--Sounds like a good weekend. You'll definitely need a nap, even at your young age.

  4. Heather, YOU can keep the beard love, I won't!!!!
    Joanne-, hey, you're welcome! Nice to have you visit, welcome to crazytown!
    Jim, aw are nice, even though you have a beard.

  5. Jennifer, you are a hoot! I love you already. Beards and novel bidding wars and Jenniferland and the Duchess of Cambridge? LOL! God is good. I may not have made it to the conference, but I made a new friend. :-) Hope your weekend is fabulous!

  6. Thanks Gwendolyn! The weekend has been crazy!! But good crazy, as in shoe shopping. Not bad crazy as in bathing suit shopping.

  7. Jennifer,

    I think we talked about the tried and true beard-removal method... Whiskey. Not you, him.

    My son, Chris, shoots ground squirrels and gophers with his bow and arrow - the guns would draw an audience of uniformed busybodies - I could send him up to visit. But then you'd miss out on the sheer pleasure of seeing the newsflash about the emergency landing of United Airlines.

    And if you meant naps instead of maps, well, that takes on a whole new meaning to me. I was thinking MORE traveling, more places to go and people to see. Like me. But naps are good, too. In fact, you could come visit and we could grab our hammocks and go hang out in the back forty until we drift off.

    Jenniferland. It could happen. JK Rowling? Absolutely. Bidding wars? I'm expecting it. 50 pounds? If you figure that one out, CALL ME IMMEDIATELY!!!!


  8. Brilliant. I mean, who wouldn't want to visit Jenniferland, where they may happen to run into Jo Rowling munching a Timmie's sandwich or see your hub's shiny, beardless chin or even watch some skunks catching the red-eye to your sister's place?? I'm totally there.

    Love that verse, btw. And it is wonderful to know that He has it all figured out.