A Little About Me

Welcome new friends! And welcome to my blog Coffee with Jen. There is something so special to me about being able to invite a friend over for coffee and a cookie or going out to a coffee shop together. Getting to know each other on a one-on-one basis, away from our busy lives so we can encourage one another. In this first post I wanted to share who I am at a glance, but am looking forward to digging even deeper with you.

I’m a wife to my best friend Tim for 13 years, and mama to four energetic, sweet kiddos that I also homeschool. I reside in beautiful rural Virginia where we own a 1930’s brick 4-story home that we are renovating, or maybe I should say Tim is renovating. I’m great at finding Pinterest pins and researching how to German Smear a fireplace and such. Or perhaps watching episodes of “Fixer Upper” and “Hometown”. We’ve called it The Journey Home and love having the chance to spoil couples and leaders to the best of our ability in a judgment-free zone of rest and renewal.

Baking is my jam and you will find me most days in the kitchen baking cookies, or a cake, listening and singing along with my worship music.

I had a sewing business out of my home for 12 years. It was during that time that I realized it was building the relationships with these ladies and having women come in and out of my home almost every day that I loved the most. In fact, the picture of those dear ladies on my home page was from a photo shoot of that year’s spring line. That has been the spring board for this blog, a podcast that I co-host called “Enough” along with my sweet friend Courtney and the start of my first book that you can find here.

I’m a sucker for Hallmark movies even though I could tell you the entire plot line from start to finish.

Most recently, I was diagnosed with breast cancer this past May of 2020. This diagnosis has changed my life permanently for the better in so many ways. It has been this journey that has made me realize that I don’t need to be afraid to speak up and share about my Jesus. He has become even more precious to me now than I could have ever imagined. Yes, there are days when this journey absolutely sucks … like yesterday and today as I just finished my last large dose of chemo, but still have 2 smaller doses to go. I’ve spent the last 2 days barely getting out of bed and yesterday I pretty much ate half of a banana and otherwise even thinking about food made me want to … you know what. But, as I’m writing this I get to hear my sweet kiddos jump on the trampoline from my bedroom window and I get to remember all that God has done and continues to do. He’s good ya’ll!! Can I get an amen?!

My greatest goal in life is to share how I’m completely in love with Jesus and it is my passion to love on and encourage ladies in their identity in Christ. I’m so glad you’re here and I hope you will walk this journey with me and send me a message or comment below so I can get to know you too!

Love you all, Jen

12 thoughts on “A Little About Me”

  1. Jen, thanks for being willing to share your story during such a vulnerable time in your life. You are such an inspiration and encouragement to so many! You have a beautiful home and family, and so many wonderful talents, but most importantly, you have the most genuine and kind heart of anyone I know. I’m lucky to call you my sister- in-law. Thanks for letting us all in to walk a little bit of this journey with you. You know you’ve got a tribe of family, friends, and women, who are behind you all the way! Love you bunches!!

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  2. Jen sorry you are going through this. I’m glad for your love of Jesus and your encouraging spirit. I think we all can learn from you in our worst of times He never leaves us or forsakes us. Thanks for sharing with us . Looking forward to reading your blog.
    Love Sharon

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  3. I met you through Tim when I helped him at the clerk’s office and heard the story about your search for a house. I am glad that God brought you to one of my favorite homes. (Love how it’s always lit up) You are frequently in my prayers. Looking forward to reading your blog.

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  4. What I would give to have a literal coffee outing with you right now! I love you, Jen…The 2015 emerging Jen, and the brave and strong 2020 Jen. Im looking forward to your blog!

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