Hello! Welcome to Joyful Simplicity. I’m Jenni and so glad you are here! It is my hope and prayer that this blog will serve a place to encourage and equip you to cultivate a joy-filled heart and create a simple home by God’s grace and for His glory.
As Christian women, we are called to live in a way that brings glory (or makes much of) our Lord in every role we have and in whatever season of life we live. That is what I strive for and pray for you as well.
In her book, The Mission of Motherhood, Sally Clarkson says,
“…the common purpose for all women is to glorify God in whatever circumstance and boundaries of life we find ourselves, trusting him to show us how we can best use our gifts for him.”
These wise words echo the heart of my ministry and this blog. In order to glorify God in our various roles as women joyfully and live simply, we must “fix our eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1-2) and allow Him to take the primary and central place in our lives.
“The Bible tells us that, while there are many different callings and many possible areas of service in the kingdom of God, one transcendent truth should define our lives. One simple truth should motivate our work and affect every part of who we are. Christ died for our sins.” -C.J. Mahaney, The Cross Centered Life
The message of the Gospel must penetrate our hearts and be evident in our lives in order for us to be truly filled with joy and effective in all our endeavors. It is my prayer that we would be forever changed by the work of the cross–resting in the grace that can only be found in the miracle of our risen Savior–and be filled with the joy of the Lord as we seek to live simply.
The types of posts you will find here include:
- Biblical encouragement and inspiration
- How to cultivate contentment
- Practical advice for overwhelmed homemakers
- Encouragement for wives and mothers
- Personal stories of my journey toward more intentional, simple living
- Anything else that God lays on my heart!
Some of my most popular posts include:
- 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Procrastinate Washing Dishes
- 25 Ways to Connect with Your Husband
- A Wife of Humility: Avoiding Selfishness in Marriage
- Date Night At Home: 10 Ideas for Busy Parents
- Decorating on a Dime: Fugal Ways to Decorate Your Home
- How to Create a Budgeting Notebook
- Mommy Time: A Privilege or a Right?
- Super Mom: How Does She Do It All?
- The Beauty of Stretch Marks
- Why I (Almost) Threw Away My Parenting Books
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will stay connected and join me in this journey of joyful simplicity!