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An Encouraging Word

Tune in weekdays at noon for An Encouraging Word. With Psalm 95:1 as her inspiration, Jennifer Alden uses her own private devotionals from her “Joy and Music” ministry as a way to connect the body of Christ together to celebrate and “make a joyful noise unto the Rock of our Salvation”.

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In the Furnace of Affliction by Jennifer Alden

Posted on October 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

"The furnace of affliction is a good place for you, Christian; it benefits you; it helps you to become more like Christ, and it is fitting you for heaven." - C. H. Spurgeon

In the beginning of Lenten season, I made a personal decision to take a semi-sabbatical from social media. This is one of my favorite times of year to go deeper with the Lord. It is a time of reflection. It is a personal ch...

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Renew, Replant and Hope Refilled by Jennifer Alden

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Greg Laurie shared, "When you believe that Jesus could come back at any moment, it has a spiritually purifying effect on you. We are told in 1 John, 'And all who have this eager expectation [the expectation of the Lord's soon return] will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure' (3:3 NLT)."

Luke 12:38 also says, "He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn. But whenever he comes, he will reward the servants who are ready."

Are we r...

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We Have A New Position by Jennifer Alden

Posted on October 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Do we lean so much on others and their own understanding in life that we forget who we are in Christ and that He died for us, too?

His Holy Spirit is here to guide us, to teach us. "The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you" (Romans 8:11).

Greg Laurie shares, and I have to agree, "When we go through ...

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Where It Began? by Jennifer Alden

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This ministry began, as a start-up ministry in September of 2009 called, We Stand for Them. This was the beginning of what I knew to be God touching my heart in being proactive for the rights of women and children, as well as men: child abuse, spousal abuse, human trafficking, and prison ministry.

I believe, as a part of this change taking place in me, the Lord said, "Now, go write yo...

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We Are All Relevant to the Body of Christ by Jennifer Alden

Posted on September 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I recently read a post referencing the life of Billy Graham. The post pointed out one man's life-choices, compared to another's - it was in the context of how each of our lives, here on earth, can be a witness to others, and not only in this world, mind you, but for all eternity.


In reading this post, I was quickly reminded of the "Bell Sheep." It is a story that I've shared often. It is one that speaks truth in ...

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We're Standing at the Crossroads by Jennifer Alden

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Jeremiah 6:16 states, “Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.'"

We approach many crossroads in our lives. I have traveled for several years in one direction, with only one objective, and that hasn't changed. But what about those who change around us? What about those who decide that the road you are traveling on, is not...

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As We Celebrate, Together by Jennifer Alden

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As we celebrate a New Year, a new season and new growth is on its way!

For years I would write, journaling as a young girl, putting my pen to paper, scribbling my heart out, anywhere I could and wherever I would go. I had so much to say; but, kept much of it private, at least until seven years ago...

There is so much that He continues to teach me through this writing. It has been a process of input and output: a cleansing, a sanctification. He is working ou...

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