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Jennifer is an artist living in rural Nebraska with her US Army veteran husband. She loves to create and seeks to reflect the beauty of Christ and encourage others in meaningful, beautiful ways. You can find her and see more of her art on Studio JRU.

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  1. As always your post made me stop and think Jennifer. Thank you for that. And now I am coveting that sign! Perhaps I should wait on a few more art supplies during down time and buy it? Post to come.

  2. Like the gray sky overhead that brings cooler weather to us…the quiet patter of rain drops falling gently from the sky. There’s a heavenly quality about the silence of the early morning before the world awakes.

  3. I love this, especially “… things don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. You start to see the beauty in the imperfect. You start to find beauty in the messy. ” Thanks for this, Jennifer! <3

  4. I live in beauty all the time. I am surrounded by mountains–just looking at them I see God’s handiwork.

    I find beauty in people also. My dad is a good example. He lovingly took care of mom for 2 years 2 months until her death. She was bed ridden with dementia and sundowners. He did everything from cleaning her up to making sure she had meds and food–all that at an advanced age.

    My husband is another beautiful person in my life. He gets up early (5am) daily and travels 32 miles one way to work at a hospital doing CT scans. Work can be hard and there have been times he wanted to quit, but he keeps persevering for us. Another side to my hubby is that he was there for me during my mom’s illness and eventual death.

    I guess you could call me blessed as I’m surrounded by so much beauty in my life!

    • That is so wonderful and beautiful, Beth! What a blessing to have such people filled with beauty in your life. Thank you so much for sharing your beauty with us!

  5. I am sorry, Kristen! I should have explained it. You can click on the words ‘click here to enter’. It then gives you a place to enter your post address, a title of your post, and then you can chose the photo to use for the thumbnail. I will link up your post. Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. So beautiful! Lately, when the kids and the housework are wearing me down, I take my camera outside and go for a walk- it definitely refreshes me! 🙂

  7. Hi Jennifer!
    I love your new idea! I was wondering if I can participate with an old post for this time?Your introduction reminded me a lot of an old post I have.

    Thank you and have a great day!

  8. What a wonderful idea!!!!!!!! I had difficulty narrowing down my pictures to use

    Here is the link for the page on my blog (which I started after reading One Thousand Gifts and finding our the Enemy surrounding our middle son, pulling him into choosing sin). So we are seeking to find grace, joy, and understanding knowing that God is in control.

    Wasn’t quite sure how the link work either! Here is the link to the page on my blog