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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~

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~

Welcome New Beginnings!

First post of 2014…..

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014!

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Although it’s crazy to me that 2013 is over, I will be honest and say that I am super excited to have a “fresh start” even though nothing has changed yet and nothing is different in my life at the moment; I’m still excited. 🙂

Just wanted to write a quick little note welcoming the new year!  And also…it’s SNOWING at our house!!!  Not heavily yet, but its freezing (27 degrees) and flurrying!  We here at the Barger house are quite thrilled.

My amazing brother is soon going to take a look at my computer and try to fix it for so I can use pictures and my data from my own personal computer, so I cannot wait to be fully back in business on Jennafifi this year! 😀  I have something to share that I am making for this year and I will share what it is probably tomorrow if I remember to load the pictures onto someones computer.  Anyway…

God bless and much love!  I hope this year is truly a marvelous one for us all and I pray that God bestows upon you peace and love and joy (Numbers 6:26).  I’ll be writing soon! 🙂

Jenny~

Waiting til Dawn

As I sit here waiting for the clock to strike 12:00am, I hear fireworks going off from the houses of our neighbors and people who live close by.  “The year is really coming to an end.” that’s all I can think about…2013 is over.

There were many things that I should have done this year and many things that I wanted to do, learn, or try, and I know I am young and have (God willing) a lot of time ahead of me, but by God’s grace I have learned to savor every moment, and I don’t want to “waste” any time, days or months!  But I shouldn’t be dwelling on the things that weren’t accomplished.  I must hold myself accountable to accomplishing them!  And that is truly my plan, my goal, my “resolution” for, really, my life!

Here is a Jesus’ Calling to wrap up the year with.

Jesus Calling

December 31st 2013

As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace.  This is still your deepest need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your neediness.  My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match.  I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own.  I created you as a jar of clay, set apart for sacred use.  I want you to be filled with My very Being, permeated through and through with Peace.

Thank Me for My peaceful Presence, regardless of your feelings.  Whisper My Name in loving tenderness.  My Peace, which lives continually in your spirit, will gradually work its way through your entire being.

Isaiah 9:6; 2 Corinthians 4:7; John 14:26-27

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So, with that said, Happy New Years to whoever comes across this post!  Thank you to everyone who has supported Jennafifi in the past and still today gives so much support!  One of my favorite things is when WordPress sends your end of the year stats and etc and shows you all the stuff that went on in your blog the past year. 🙂  It’s a lot of fun!

Well there’s an hour left until 2014, so I guess I will now bid 2013 farewell.  God bless this new year!  Lord, I pray, in Jesus’ sweet name, that you be with us in this new coming year.  Provide for us, Lord, the things we need, whether it’s food, water, strength, guidance, all of the above, Father, please be with us and help us strengthen our weaknesses and progress further in our strengths.  I love you Lord and thank you for the blessings you have showered upon my life and my family.  Thank you for your Son and for His salvation for our sins.  Bring us to a wonderful new year and convict us of old ways and give us enthusiasm, endurance, inspiration and ambition to do things, learn, love, be prepared and seek You in every hour!  This I sincerely pray.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!

I’m very excited for what God brings into my life for this new year and I want to learn, trust Him, follow Him, and learn more and more about Him and who I am in Him!  And I have plans for Jennafifi too and maybe for a new blog that will be dedicated to one particular thing…I haven’t decided yet, but we’ll see.

God bless, much love, and Happy New Year!  *cheers*

Jenny~

P.S. Does the snow on my blog GUSH down the page sometimes?  I’ll get on to check things and it’s like a snow storm is passing through! lol! 🙂  (Just a random note)