Hi there and thanks for stopping by! My name is Jennifer but my friends call me Jen. I’m wife to Mark, who happens to be a pastor and mom to two boys. Whole is my personal blog. I named it Whole because I’m on a journey to becoming the whole person Jesus created me to be. But to be that whole person, He needs to put some broken stuff back together. So I’ll be writing about that journey – both the good and the bad – as a pastor’s wife, parent and Jesus Follower. My goal is to put out some thoughts and life lessons that can help or comfort you along the way. If I’ve struggled, learned and gotten to see God in it all, am I not going to share that with you? Isn’t that the point?
My goal was to write at least twice a week. Sometimes I do. Other times life happens or I don’t have much to say. I really don’t want to waste your time so I’m not going to write anything if I’m not inspired. That being said, it would be great to have you along for the ride! You can click the follow button and you won’t miss any of my newest posts. They’ll come right to your mailbox. Please feel free to make comments! I’d love to hear from you and what you are learning and experiencing!
Here’s a little about me. Mark and I married twenty years ago on a humid August day. We’ve been in full-time ministry for almost as long and have had our share of ups and downs. It’s an adventure that is never boring but can be crazy and gut-wrenching! I am passionate about sharing hope and encouragement with spouses of pastors and ministry leaders, as we partner in ministry. It can get awfully lonely if we don’t have friends to share the journey.
I am mom to two engery-filled boys! Growing up in a family of one boy and six girls didn’t prepare me to be a mom to boys! The shock is wearing off! but I am always amazed by their sheer exuberance for life and how loud that can get!
I went to Carleton University and have a background in journalism and english. I have always wanted to write and tell stories. Stories make learning so much easier. My experience has been that once I understand and know a person’s story, that is where real relationship can begin! God uses our stories to change and inspire others. It’s one of the coolest things to witness and a priviledge to be a part of.