My Sentimental Journey

An ordinary girl's walk with an extraordinary God

What My Mother Taught Me


What My Mother Taught Me.

Author: Lisa Thompson Jennings

Hello my name is Lisa,it would be so delightful to sit down with you swapping life's stories..Reveling in God's goodness,sharing our battles won and those we still are fighting. Finding sacred ground together in heartbreak, redemption , forgiven and blessed hope that promises not to disappoint us. A little about me ... I love God with all my heart stumbling along the way as I do , I talk a lot but still covet listening, Laughter and being creative are not options for my soul would wither with the lack of them. My husband Kevin and I have been married for 35 years and blessed with two grown sons, a lovely daughter in love and two precious grandchildren .While this earthen vessel laden cracked and flawed by God's intentional grace and renewed strength made it through some hardships. God's redemption shining through past misfortunes that included surviving sexual abuse, a failed first marriage, eating disorder, panic attacks, gripping fear and crushing low self esteem. Drawn to a God that can right wrongs, bring beauty where ashes once laid ,all the while lovingly speaking His worth and value into weary, parched souls. So that we can not only survive as victims but thrive as a people walking in glorious victory, blazing a trail of freedom for anyone held in chains of injustices, personal failure or loss. So thankful God is all about new beginnings, fresh starts and slates wiped clean.. our past misfortunes merely spring boards of new found hope and deep abounding joy ... it's a privilege to be a fellow sojourner in this path to greater wholeness and liberation. Charles Dickens writes "Reflect on your present blessings every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some". Celebrating present and future Heavenly blessings with you

3 thoughts on “What My Mother Taught Me

  1. Perfect timing, Lisa. Beautiful presentation on your mom. You have such a marvelous sense of how to show honor to whom honor is due. Thank you for the tender recollections of your mom. It spurs me on to remember my mother (who is still alive but no longer very intellectually interactive) in kind. Not only to honor her but to honor God who formed her and used her to form me.

    Much love and joy on your day. Thank you for your open and loving heart.

    • Lynn, Thank you so much for all your kind comments. It has been good for me to look back at all the good qualities my mother had. In the midst of all the messy things that can happen in our brokenness ,looking at the bigger picture has brought healing .May you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and may your children rise and call you blessed ( happy,fortunate,and to be envied ) Proverbs 31 28 Amp. Love you more then words could ever say .. Lisa

      • Lynn, I also wish to add I’m truly sorry about your mama. You are an incredible daughter… full of love , patience and selfless act of kindness . It has been humbling watching you serve so tirelessly and filled with such grace for God’s Kingdom. You inspire me !

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