Jen and Linda were our main speakers for Blessed Girl Teen Conference in 2019. They both bring such joy and encouragement as they share their story and current blessings. The devotional books they have written include stories, prayers and places to write about what you feel and answer questions to process the scriptures you have read for the day.
“Priceless” is a 203 page paperback devotional published in 2018 by Moody Press. The reader is encouraged to be honest with God and tell Him how you feel. In Day 5 you are asked to tell God why you are angry and given steps on what to do if you feel angry. Each day has a scripture from the book of Psalms, such as Psalm 37 “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” Inspiring words are given such as on Day 22: “Like salvation laughter is a free gift from God. It’s God’s best natural medicine. We have the choice every day to focus on the positive or negative. I like to think of Jesus laughing, not at me but with me. He is my best friend.”
In their second devotional book, published in 2020, “Beyond Priceless”, Jen shares: “My life will never be the same. I have lots of hidden disabilities and every day is hard. But I’m not sad. I’m overflowing with peace and joy because I learned a secret; in the midst of my greatest trials, Jesus is enough!” This devotional is written recognizing that young women experience many feelings and it is important to acknowledge them . “The ups and downs of our feelings teach us to understand and experience new attributes of God and to learn to rely on Christ, our solid ground.” There are places to write about how you feel about yourself, how you think God sees you, and you are prompted to write a prayer to God.
Jen writes, at the end of the book, “I pray you will allow God to capture your whole heart. Choose to go on an adventure with Him every single day.” This young lady will inspire you and challenge you to do just that, talk to Jesus every day and invite Him into your life; not just once but each day. You can find out more about their story and resources at hopeoutloud.com.