Jen Koop

Jen is married to Marty, with a daughter and two step-sons. They share a Hobby Farm out in the Mississippi Valley of Wisconsin. It is a fitting place to land since her entire life has been littered with stray animals and birds, tame and wild, that wander in or are brought by friends. She works as a nurse in a small hospital ICU and deeply enjoys the privilege of caring for those fighting to live or navigating their last moments in life. Her favorite memories seem to be centered on cooking and long conversations with friends and loved ones around the dinner table. Jen is a middle aged chick who tries to remind herself daily of God’s amazing grace. After countless mistakes and heartache, primarily constructed out of her own poor choices; she is now free to rejoice in the faithfulness of a loving Father who has patiently waited for her. A Holy God who would sacrifice His only Son for her sins, and then stand outside the door of her heart knocking while she sought out other possibilities to fill, cover, or extinguish the hurt there. In the end, only His love, patience, faithfulness, grace and mercy could reach the depths and bring restoration and healing. Only He could wash away the guilt, and promise to use ALL things for the good of those who love Him according to His plan and purpose in Christ Jesus. Jen is a living example of this most underserved and blessed Truth, and wholly desires to see Him do the same in and through you. That you may know how long, how wide and how deep is the love of God for you. He truly is the lover of your soul and will end your search with a deep indwelling joy that cannot be shaken, when you too, simply open your heart to Him. He is ABLE!

Jen has written 28 on Christian Women Online.

Snow trees

Did you know that you could very well be the most prepared to serve in the church, or minister to others, when you feel completely ill equipped, unqualified, and incapable?  IT’S TRUE!  Why?  Because when we feel unable in our own strength to help others, we must rely completely on God’s love to pour in […]

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A dear friend of mine has a saying, one that grabs me deep and shakes me up a bit.  It is just a simple little saying, but for my simple mind and heart, its truth and the honest sincerity with which she says it, is downright revolutionary.  It isn’t really just a “saying,” it is […]


Lunch lessons

So… It was the summer of 1992.  A very “cool” group of people invited me out for lunch one afternoon.  I was so surprised and excited to be included, they were the well-to-do, hip, young crowd that everyone wanted to hang with  ~the “life of the party” types. Until recently, I was broke and had […]

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breakers 3

As I was encouraging a good friend to pray and wait on the Lord for answers to some serious questions about the direction and path for her life… I realized I am far better at telling others to wait on Him, than doing it myself!  What is up with that?!  I have seen God do […]



Sounds silly doesn’t it?  “Righteous Gossip,” is a contradiction in terms.  But, seriously, isn’t that what we pretend it is?  “I don’t want to sound like I am talking behind her back, but I am so concerned for her…”  “I know you won’t think this is gossip, because I want you to pray for them […]


pink crown

Have you been sucked in by the drama of “Housewives”?  Either in the semi-reality display on our cable TV or in the comfort of our own neighborhoods, sometimes even in our church families, it plays out.  We would like to pretend that we have risen above our seventh grade antics of gossiping, ugly stares, cold […]