Author: Jeri Turner

I am just an ordinary woman, who for most of my life has been captivated by the God who loves me. He was a desire in my heart as a child; and that desire finally found its source when as a young teen, I heard the gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time. Just like any other ordinary woman, I’ve experienced the gamut: sin and restoration, sorrow, struggle, depression, health issues and loss—you name it. I have also been blessed to know the simple joys of life, having been married to my high-school sweetheart for over 32 years. As the mother of three grown sons and six beautiful grandchildren, I can say that my cup runneth over. The one common thread running through my life has been the grace of Christ. On my own, I am weak and lost and at times, just plain ugly, but in Christ I find wholeness and peace. In Him, I find the strength I need to face the next hurdle of life with courage—whatever might come my way. I am an accountant by day, but my real love is writing. The greatest motivation for me in that endeavor is to shine a light on God’s truth and serve as an encouragement to others to better know the God Who Loves Them.

The Father

The pickup truck screeched to a grinding halt within inches of me as I sped across the street.  It all happened so fast that although I had made it safely to the other side, I had to turn back to…

Pure Joy?

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. …

In The Valley

The Valley of the Shadow is quiet and still, with no breath of wind and no bright and shining sun to illuminate that dim pathway that draws us onward.  It is always twilight here.  The shadows fall deep, distorting our…

The Dove

It was a sunny spring day.  The chill winds, which seemed to have become a constant presence, were stilled for the moment.  As I walked to my car, I happened to glance up into the deep blue Colorado sky.  There,…