Here’s to the lovers who love…..

Here’s to the lovers who love,
who show up wholehearted or hang back in respect,
who honor with presence or make needed space,
who lavish their time or spend themselves instead
with the fierce kind of patience that affection may require,
who ask questions or who ask nothing,
go the distance or go back home.

Whatever love asks.

Here’s to the givers who forgive.
To the ones who grieve well,
who show up for celebration
and for dry bones,
Who care gentle and fight fair,
who invite God and raise hell.

To the ones blazing love,
lighting fire to the night,
egos laid down
and hearts bared to the light.

Here’s to the lovers who love.

“We can have our junk together in a thousand areas,
but if we don’t have love,
we are totally bankrupt.”
– Jen Hatmaker

“Ego judges and punishes;
love forgives and heals.”
– anonymous

Over here celebrating my heros:  everyday people who love.
Oh God,  take us there.


  1. Julia on February 20, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I feel like this was written for me. So appropriate.
    Thanks, Jennifer for your lovely words.
    Hugs, Julia

    • jennifer on February 22, 2019 at 9:28 am

      That means the world to me that you feel it was written for you.
      Oh desire of my heart:) Thanks for sharing – so encouraged.
      All the xoxox’s
      – Jennifer

  2. Lynn Wilkinson on February 21, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Jenn, your words, your heat and your love heals! Thank you, for all the love you share with this blog, on afacebook, and in the notes you send … they are special packages that pulls Gods heart in closer and reminds me that it’s the truth of God’s heart is real Thank you, for how you open your heart and write from the Spirit.

    • jennifer on February 22, 2019 at 9:27 am

      It’s the truth of God’s heart that is real. Love that, Lynn.
      All the yeses and xoxoxo’s

  3. jeanie on February 21, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Here’s to them all. Somehow, every post you make just touches the core. You have shown us all where to find that perfect love, sometimes glorious, sometimes trying, always present. For this, I thank you.

    • jennifer on February 22, 2019 at 9:26 am

      Thanks for your yummy, balmy words, Jeanie:)
      All the xoxoxs
      – Jennifer

  4. Barbara Shallue on February 21, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Whatever love asks. Amen. You have the most beautiful way of weaving words into art. Thank you!

    • jennifer on February 22, 2019 at 9:25 am

      A river of thanks for your encouragement, Barbara:) All the xoxox
      – Jennifer

  5. Susan on February 24, 2019 at 9:16 am

    I love how you see the world and appreciate it and your people so much.

    • jennifer on February 25, 2019 at 1:49 pm

      Big thanks for your loving send:)
      I appreciate you and yours:)

    • jennifer on March 17, 2019 at 7:03 pm

      I so say the same right back to you, Susan:)
      Much love,

  6. Lucille on February 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    I pray that my love doesn’t fade but deepen
    And ask no questions in the waiting.

    • jennifer on March 17, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      Always the love, lucille:)
      Holding you close to heart
      with big and growing hope:)

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