American-tinted glasses

I hate how my perspective is so wrapped up in our culture. Today, I was stressing about centerpieces for the Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet next week. Yes, that’s right. I was stressing out. about centerpieces. for children. Ugh. Then, while reading a bit from Women Are Scary, I was reminded to pray for... Continue Reading →


Women Are Scary (In My Pants)

My apologies to the non-Nerdfighters who are not familiar with the hilarious concept of adding the phrase “in my pants” to book titles. There are frankly few titles that it does not work on. 😉 It occurred to me the other day for this title, and it cracked me up. Ok, now about the actual book,... Continue Reading →

Fact or fiction

Well, right now, it’s fact for me. Because I’ve given up fiction for Lent. As an avid reader, particularly of fiction, this means having time available to do work and projects that is ordinarily spent on fiction in various forms. I am not watching tv or movies (with the notable exception of Downton Abbey on... Continue Reading →


For a long time now, I have been living in fear. I didn’t really realize it, though. I knew that I was drifting and unfocused. I think the Lord has been working to get my attention, though, because everywhere I turn, the topic of fear comes up. I’m a Compassionate Entrepreneur for Trades of Hope,... Continue Reading →

Why my handle is always jenichthus

Growing up, you pick up lots of things from your parents. Some things are background things you don’t even realize, like using certain phrases when you talk…only to find out later that no one else uses those phrases. Anywhere. Ever. My mom had several that she got from her mom. “She’s standing on her little... Continue Reading →

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