Jen Daugherty
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Jen is a twenty-something, small-town gal from Iowa who, despite fleeing America after college, is learning to embrace the bravery of staying and growing roots back in her hometown. She loves long chats with friends, photography, harvesting fresh veggies from her garden, and relaxing with a good cup of coffee....

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
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& you will too!
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  1. There is anyone who hasn’t been hurt by someone in church. Once you’ve given your heart to Jesus, it’s tender. We should all remember that.

  2. Love you and your words Jen! Your heart is clearly for God and I love that you are being obedient to Him now in helping others experience community -big or small. Praying for you and your church as you journey through Cambodia over these next days!

  3. Love your story of how you found church. God knew all along what you needed and that is we are made to journey together. Community is where we are brave, loved and strengthened in our faith and relationships. Hugs friend!

  4. Jen,
    I completely understand giving up on church. I was a “nominal” Christian for years. Oh I attended church, but that was it. No community, not much! Then God led me via my hubby to this wonderful little church on a hill! It is my community and I wouldn’t trade the friends for anything! We all need community of one kind or another. God knows us best and He will direct our paths to the right place!

    Blessings 🙂

  5. This has certainly been my journey. I have a church, but I’ve been sidelined by sickness, trauma, and shame. Nothing that I did, but what has been done to me.
    Pray that I will use His Grace to get up once again.