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!

A New Song

In church recently, we sang a new song. Maybe you know it?  The chorus goes… I am free to run I am free to dance I am free to live for you I am free, I am free Maybe I…

Thankfulness in All Things

“Is it really possible? Has another year passed?” I thought, Sunday after church as my husband and I were pulling up frozen weights by net handles out of a sea of plastic wrapped carcasses, in search of the perfect bird. …

Spiritual Beauty Rest

Lately, I have felt uninspired, underwhelmed, vacant of creativity  and just plain hum-drum!  Ever felt that way?  I suppose so.  I don’t  know that any of us are immune from the pendulum swing into Blahsville.  It just seems I got…

Meek, Not Weak

The beatitudes…  As a kid I thought I was hearing “Be Attitudes,” as though they were the attitudes of the person we are supposed to be.  Not right on, but a good start.  Beatitudes are actually declarations of blessedness or…