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Here we go…

Time to start over; begin again…

are you ready?

I am.

Here’s to a new year full of new things.

I have lots of ideas and ambitions and motivation to stop thinking and start doing; I’m excited…

May your new year be blessed and full of lovely things.

May you have strength, discernment, guidance, love, hope, happiness, comfort, and peace no matter what the future holds.

God bless, much love, and Happy New Year.

2017…wow!  Welcome and can’t believe you’re already here!

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Jenny~

Life Check

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Life…sometimes the only word that comes to my mind is life; no further explanation.

There are so many little things we care so deeply about.  So many little things that we make into the biggest deals ever.  So many little things that make up each day, every care and concern we have, and yet they are all just little things!

The color of the wall, the status of the dishes, getting an A on a test, changing your tires; the list goes on.  How we feel, think, and react in situation, how we view things, how we handle things, how we respond to people and talk to people.  These are all little things.

I say little to put it in perspective.  To us, the littlest things seem so big sometimes and the biggest things seem nonexistent.  But guess what?  All the little things and all the big things are exactly the same to God, and to Him everything is a little thing.  That doesn’t mean He doesn’t care about everything, but what it does mean is that He can help with everything and anything and that He’s capable of all things, especially the things we care so much about.

Give God everything you are caring about, thinking about, worrying about, looking forward to, pursuing, investing in, etc etc etc.  Anything that takes passion, desire, motivation, ambition, integrity from you, give it to God and you will prosper all the more!  Relax in His love and presence and accept His peace which surpasses all understanding!  We are not alone, no matter what you have, what you are or what you will go through; He is always there.  Do you know how much He loves you?  Apparently so much that we cannot even comprehend!  Our God is an awesome God, an amazing Father who loves His children more then anything this world can ever possibly offer.

May God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine down upon you and give you peace…I pray that your mind and heart will be open and sensitive to the Holy Spirit, that you will make the best decision for yourself and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  “Come to ME all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”— Jesus.

Much love, blessings, and may you have an amazing evening and a wonderful day tomorrow!

Jenny~

P.S. Day 9 of 21 down for our exercise!  Whoop!  12 more days to go!!

Four Days Gone By

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Hello, Blog.  It’s June 11th.  I have been computer access-less the passed four (4) days, which is why I haven’t posted for June!  Right now all I have to say is this…

Life is precious.  It is truly a gift from God, even if we have to live in this world which gets darker and terrifying and ridiculous every day.  God created you in HIS image, whether you know Him or not; you were created in the image of the God of creation and He loves you, no matter what you have, are, or will go through.  No matter what you’ve done, you’re doing, or you’re going to inevitably do!  He loves you so much that he came into this world, born of a virgin, Jesus Christ lived and breathed on this earth, the son of God, and was later sacrificed, crucified, on a cross for YOU and ME!  He gave His life in one of, if not the most brutal ways imaginable and it was all for us selfish humans and our sins.  Our debt of eternal hell was paid by the blood of a perfect Lamb.  When you ask God to forgive you of your sins, ask Jesus to wash you pure as snow with His blood you defeated death and the grave when He rose from the grave, and the Holy Spirit comes into your heart, your conscience, to convict you of your wrong ways, we; the miserable fools who can’t see passed our own noses most of the time, were given the gift and the choice in this life to live eternity in heaven!  We are promised, all those who call upon the name of the Lord (For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13), to be saved and be granted when we die to live eternity in heaven with God, the created of man, creature, nature, universe, time, science, etc!  You may not want to believe that or may have never known about it, but that right there, the decision of your eternity, is the most important decision you will ever make.  This world is fallen, we will make bad choices, meet bad people, get involved with bad things, but God has forgiven you and will continue to forgive every sin as long as you confess them to Him.  And you have full power over you decision to accept the Lord Jesus as your Savior!  You get to choose!  You’re not going to be forced to because it has to begin in your heart.

I say these things because I heard a very sad thing today, and yesterday I experienced an accident.  Today I found out that a girl, 22-years-old, a very talented singer, she was on The Voice and also had over 3 million subscribers on YouTube, was shot last night, three times, and confirmed dead this morning.  Someone took her life then took his own life and possibly the lives of other people there because he was upset (and crazy) about something?!  See how selfish we are?  It’s our second nature!  Maybe our first.  These days when everything is easy access and no one’s waiting for anything, kids are being deceived in every aspect of life, parents aren’t parenting their children well or caring for them well, everything is electronic, the list goes on.  People are losing more and more sight of what’s important, and I hate to say it but YOU are not that important.  Where were the people raising this guy when he was going through crap in his life to get to this point where he takes two shot guns and a knife to a concert and SHOOTS someone, kills her?  What was going on in his mind?  The reason these things keep happening with shooters at events (other then peoples/terrorist groups from other countries which is very different), is because they get a hold of weapons somehow and the majority of the time are on medication for mental disorders or depression, etc.  People aren’t loving them or really trying to help them.  Maybe some of these mental shooters have been paid, who knows!  I’m getting a little excited here and I don’t want to ramble on and on.  Ms. Christina Grimmie was shot, but from things she’s posted online it looks like she is in heaven with God and Jesus!  Hallelujah!  What is the point of this life if you cannot live with the hope of spending eternity with Jesus?!  We’re fearful of death, and even I don’t want to die, but I know, because of my choice to accept Jesus into my life and my heart, that when, where, however I leave this world we all know my spirit, my soul, is going to heaven!

The accident I witnessed (to keep it short) was on the way to work I was going to turn left and I was yielding, a silver car drove by and slowed down to stop at a traffic light.  Right then I decided to turn right instead of left, and as I switched my blinker, a red car came up behind the silver one (where I would have been if I turned left) and bashed right into the back of the car.  It was a awful sound and the bumper/fender and headlights/tail lights shattered all over the road.  Thankfully no one was hurt, but man!  It was a close one for myself and a crappy start to the day for both of them!

So, I don’t wish to leave anyone feeling hopeless; that is the last thing I want to do!  Please, if you have stopped by today, take this hope from what I have said: Jesus loves you so much that He died for you.  You are made perfect and whole and are completely forgiven by the blood of Christ.  All you need to do is realized you have sinned, go to Jesus confessing your sins and asking Him to forgive your sins and for the Spirit of God to come reside in your heart.  For anyone who hasn’t done this who may be reading this post, I will leave some links at the end of this post of some wonderful resources (*I am NOT sponsored!).

Blessings to you.  May you have an amazing day, a safe weekend, and tell those you love and hold close to you how much you love them.  It’s so important to do that everyday.  Not only does it lift your spirits, but it also lets people know that they are loved which prevents depression, for example, and awful accidents from happening.

Oh, and I have nothing against guns; I believe wholeheartedly that responsible, legal, gun owners should be able to defend themselves with their guns and defend people around them if they were ever in a shooting situation as such.  No matter how much you out law something, people who want it are going to get it at any cost; even the cost of someone else’s life.

Okay!  I will write tomorrow for sure and have a more cheery topic!  Much love and many blessings.

Jenny~

 

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P.S. I did not go back and proof read so I ask for you forgiveness of anything misspelled…

Thursday Thoughts

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It’s Thursday, the 2nd day of June.  I don’t know what I think about June, in general…not that my personal opinion of June matter.  Anyway.

Today marks the 32nd year my parents have been married.  Happy anniversary to two people I love dearly and wish the absolute best and utmost happiness for!

Summer is here.  Weird!  Time for shorts, tans, pools, teenagers ruining everyone elses outings…haha!  It might sound mean but it’s the truth!

21 more days…TWENTY-ONE!!!  That is the number of days until my Lyn-Lyn is back home! ❤  Oh!!!  I can’t even wait to squeeze R and E SO tightly in my arms!

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I don’t have a very “exciting” summer planned.  Yes, I have quite a bit of stuff to do, and yes I’m looking forward to the summer, but no big plans.  Just day to day to do’s!

Hmm…I wonder if it will rain tomorrow.  I don’t feel like checking the weather, but I hope it doesn’t rain, only because I have to drive and I don’t want to drive in the rain.

This is a random post, but it’s late, I’m working in the morning, and I wanted to post something!  Haha!  The days to come will have more thought beforehand.

Well, I better catch some Z’s, as they say.  Lord, thank you for this day!  Thank you for the people I got to see and talk to and be a light for.  I love you!  Bless this weekend.  Amen.

Jenny~

P.S. Photography by me…

Update on Jennafifi

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Hello blogging world!!!  I’M ALIVE!!!  Wow…this feels so foreign!  Okay.  No rambling intro; let us dive right it.

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So, very quickly I’m going to share a little over view of the passed four (4) months…holy cow!  I haven’t blogged in FOUR MONTHS!  And since my last post I hardly blogged the past year…for those, whoever you may be, who have followed me at all, thank you and, whether it matters or means anything, I’m sorry for this extreme negligence.  Onward!

 February: I experienced my first (and only) heavy metal concert.  My two brothers, Joshua and Ben, and myself went to see Epica.  They are amazing; crazy talented!  The lead female vocalist makes me want to give up on life, but it’s all good!  So I say it’s my only heavy metal concert because it was a little too intense for me.  Not to mention I experienced my first (and only) “wall of death” (look it up), it was SO loud, the people were sketch, and at the end of the day, metal is NOT my genre of music!  I’ll tolerate it to an extent, and I do love Epica’s female vocalist Simone Simmons, but it’s not my cup of tea.

I got braces in October 2015 (whoop) so I’ve been getting those adjusted a LOT and am happy to report that my pearly whites are looking FABULOUS!!!

Esme (younger sister) and I got to play Cupid for Valentine’s Day!  I took a bunch of pictures to post and obviously didn’t…oh well.  Each year my mom decorates the dinner table in pink and red hearts and candies and lights for us to wake up to.  It was super fun setting it up for the rest of our siblings this year.

March: I was invited to participate with a girls ministry this June leading worship.  I’m really looking forward to it!  The friend I am leading with started meeting with me in March and since then we’ve met whenever our schedules allow to go over our selected songs and make sure everything is working for the both of us.

My sisters and I started attending a bible study which was really great.  I am currently not attending it because it falls on the days I work and I can barely make it on time or not at all, but it was a lovely group of young adults, mostly younger married couples, who really wanted to learn about the Bible and God’s word and sharing the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Easter was in March…I didn’t enjoy that because I’m so use to it being in April!  And St.Patrick’s Day which I take very seriously…sadly though I only found 3-4 four-leaf-clovers this year on the 17th, but post-St.Patty’s I’ve found quite a few!

April: We went to a women’s conference hosted by Answers in Genesis and the Creation Science Museum (Ark Encounter coming July 7th 2016!!!) and it was awesome!  Last year in June, Joshua, Ben and I went to the Answers MEGA Conference and there was SO much amazing information and eye opening things thrown at us, and this year at the Discern Women’s Conference, we were again given great, trustworthy and truthful insight on the world and it’s happenings, and I personally left it feeling inspired and eager to act and learn more.  *I highly recommend visiting the Creation Museum in Kentucky whether for a conference or just a museum tour.  It’s such a cool experience!

May: Puppies!  My parents over at Day Break English Setters have been VERY busy with litters of puppies.  We currently have 13 at home waiting to go home (some are a couple weeks away from going to their new homes, the others are almost 1 week old and already have homes), and if my part in that is photographing all the pups to put pictures on the website, so that’s been busy!

I MISSED my blogs anniversary!!!  Happy 5 years!  Wow!

AND I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day.  Thank you for the many many many men and women who have committed and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  A dept never to be repaid.  God bless you and your families.

Aside from the things mentioned above, I have been working a lot and training people at work, working in my room/moving into a different room (bitter sweet which I’m planning to post about!), getting SUPER excited for my sister and her family to come home from South Korea this summer (whoop!), and etc etc etc!  From the things I have shared, doesn’t seem like I have an excuse for “not blogging”, but times flies my friends, and I assure you (though I know it doesn’t matter), I have purposed my time to do other things, but I will say I have missed blogging and sharing pictures and really just unloading my mind on all who come across to read! 🙂

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It is June (tomorrow)…already.  June 2016.  At the end of this month I will be leading worship for a ministry (yay), I will be working two weeks this month full time Monday-Saturday, I am dedicating June to an actual exercise schedule and consistent routine because I’ve been planning to do that this month for a couple months now, connecting to the Lord, preparing for the Koreans to arrive, painting my new room and a fence, hoping to start some classes for various things, and who knows what else!

Life is full of mysteries.  Each day comes and then it goes; 24 hours seems like an eternity or a mere speck in the span of life.  I’m changing everyday whether for the better or seeming as if I’m reverting to my old ways.  This life is so big, but we often get stuck in our own little fish bowl with no where to turn but around and around!  Can you tell I’ve been in somewhat deep thought lately?

For the summer I desire to attempt posting on my blog once every day.  By summer I mean June.  If I epically fail in June, I will try again in July.  The reason: To start blogging again, sharing pictures, and to have somewhat of a virtual summer journal.  I love writing and I LOVE journaling!  I’ll get my head on straight and we’ll see where we go!

It is 1:13am; June 1st, so this post will qualify as Day 1 of my summer journal-blogging…journoggling!!! 🙂

Goodnight and until tomorrow…

Jenny~

P.S. WordPress has changed so many things!  I don’t like it, but it’s what I get for being such an inactive blogger!

Merry New Year?!

Merry Christmas!

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Wait a second…..it’s January 2016!

Lets start over…

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Happy New Year!

Hello Blog!  Long time no…type?!  Have I used that before?  Well, it doesn’t matter.  Life has kept me busy, and things have happened and sadly my blog has been the one thing I put on the bottom of my list to do and usually don’t have time to.  I have so many ideas for posts too (yeah yeah, I’ve said that before!), so it’s been hard not having time to post my ideas.  But!  I am working on a “schedule” where I’ll write out my ideas, choose one, and post it weekly or bi-weekly.  And most likely randomly post when I have thoughts to share.

So, how is the new year treating you?  Good I hope!  It’s January 20th!  Although I can’t say it has necessarily gone by quickly, it is a little strange how it’s the 20th already and I haven’t started anything, changed anything, done anything different, etc etc etc…why has it been so hard for me to manage my time?!  *sigh*

Here are my main “resolutions”:

  1. Have a time of prayer and bible reading every day.
  2. Start exercising more consistently.
  3. Be open to opportunities and trying new things.
  4. Get my room situated and peaceful.
  5. Wait, be content, and trust God to lead me through my life.  But do stuff that I love while waiting (if that makes sense).

When I write out goals or resolutions I use to be very hard on myself about accomplishing them and I usually never would accomplish anything.  But nowadays I set a few things to accomplish at my own pace; although I do try to push myself because lately, especially, I have been SO lazy and , like I mentioned before, managing my time horribly.  Anyway!

It is a new year…memories come and go, new ones are made, you decide to start over or start for the first, and live in the moment, or at least try to.  Looking back at the year that flew by SO fast it really wasn’t even funny, here are some things I have learned:

  1. Communication is very important.  Really and truly.  Not only actually communicating with people, but the way and the circumstances of communicating are important!  There were multiple times last year that I communicated “wrong” or not at all and it didn’t end well.  It’s so important!
  2. Trusting God.  That may sound silly or elementary, but it’s something, if I may be so bold, that is not very easy for everyone, including me!  Here’s what I learned; who created the world?  God.  Who loves us more then anything that He sent is Son to die for our sins and give us the gift Salvation?  God.  Who knows our whole life before we are even born?  God.  So WHO is going to be in the “future”, the unknown, preparing the way for us?  GOD!  So do we need to be afraid?  No!  Do we need to trust Him 100% and then some?  YES!  So lets do just that!
  3. It’s okay to think and try to figure things out.  Don’t isolate yourself 24/7, don’t be afraid to share your thoughts with someone else, and don’t feel like you’ve wasted time spending it on getting to know yourself by thinking and being idle for a little while.
  4. People don’t care.  I mean this in the way of being self conscious or embarrassed about something.  Just do the things you want to do and you love to do and never allow someone else’s assumed or supposed opinion stop you!  Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”.  Live it.  Be confident.  Don’t care about people’s negative opinions.
  5. Time (seems to) passes fast!  I believe that God is in control of all time, therefore there is always enough time, but visually for us we have time mapped out in 24 hour days, 7 days a week, and we usually try to micromanage every, single, second…it’s overwhelming and stressful and MAN I just want to give my time to God!  Father, allow me to use my time wisely, for Your will, to be open and willing to do and go where You are leading me.  Thank you for everything.  I trust you, Lord, with my life.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!

So, no matter what happens, no matter where He leads you, no matter what decisions you make, no matter how a story ends, God is so gracious, merciful, loving, caring, healing, powerful, strong, mighty, and awesome, that we have nothing to fear and I want to encourage you, as well as myself, to keep going.  Just keep on going no matter what life throws your way.  Keep going.  And with your eyes on Jesus, I can very assuredly guarantee you will be blessed, provided for, protected, and loved every step of the way.

God bless you, and thank you so much for stopping by whether you’ve been here before or not!  It means a lot.  Have an amazing rest of this week.  Stay warm and safe!

Jennafifi just might be getting a makeover soon, and I am going to set up my posting schedule so I can get this blog back up and running!  It’s a new year and I’m excited about it!  Bye for now!

Jenny~

Wishes

I went shopping with my friend and came across a mason jar that had little gold stars on it and in the middle of the stars it said “Wishes”.  I bought it.

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I had to!  Not only was I slightly inspired by it, it was just so cute!

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I will fill it with all my wishes…

There are a few other things I’ve purchased recently that I really love.  Like these furry guys…

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Slippers are one of my favorite things, especially in the fall and winter, and I also love panda bears!

If you haven’t seen some of my older posts or any pictures from my Photography Blog, you may not know that another thing I adore is the moon.  The moon and the night sky in general is something that makes me very happy, and I was thrilled to find this night light!

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What a great idea!  Now all that’s needed is some stars on the wall or a little projector and I’ll be set. 🙂

When it comes to nail polish, I don’t enjoy wearing it.  You take time to paint your nails a fun color then never fail to mess it up, or it chips off, etc, but I bought a nude nail polish that is my new favorite nail polish!

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It’s hard taking a picture of your own fingers.

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November 30th, 2015.  11/30/15…NOVEMBER 30TH 2015!?!?!?!  Holy cow!!!  You guys, it the end of November.  It’s almost December, Christmas time and New Years is almost here!  I truly cannot believe how fast this year has gone by!  It doesn’t even feel like I’ve achieved anything this year.  Surely there have been lots of goings on, like traveling to Korea, my 3rd nephew being born, doing lots of stuff with music and more, but at the same time it feels like each day has gone by idle and so quickly!

You, or at least I, always plan to do, see, get, go, make, fill in the blank, so many different things when I new year starts, and I can’t say that I completely failed or that the past year has been a dud, but at the same time I feel like I haven’t moved forward very much.  I don’t like that feeling.  Maybe it’s my own judgement of myself, but it feels as though 2015 has gone by too fast to even try to have achieved anything!  Kind of makes me sad.

Well, on that happy note!  I am going to compose my Pixie Haircut Journey PART THREE now and hopefully inspire some people out there who have or want a pixie to grow it out with confidence or to take the plunge and cut it all off!  I loved my pixie and just might be getting another…we’ll see.

To start my wishes jar, I wish for time to be used to the fullest and for myself that I will boldly and confidently take every opportunity that comes my way and to just do the things I love.

Have a blessed week.  Enjoy December, and I guys it’s time to start saying Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Years!  *sigh*

Jenny~