Author: 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!

Who Made Me Judge and Jury?

Whew! Serious wake-up call for me the other day!  I was attending my church Bible study, when I finally understood a concept that has been eluding me for as long as I can recall.  The Bible tells us not to…

New Creations in Christ

Psalm 51:1 & 17  Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions… The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart. Watching people publicly…

Lost and Lonely

I was at the doctor’s office  a while back; I had an appointment to discuss an upcoming surgery.  Something from there followed me home, remaining in my mind.  It really rattled me ~ not my surgery or anything like that. …

Giving Yourself Away

Dear Beloved Sis, I wanted to write you a letter, to let you know I have been where you are, so I don’t judge you.  I am not disappointed in you, just for you.  I want your life to be…