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Jenn Nahrstadt
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Today, I'm reviewing Finding God in the Ruins by Matt Bays. If you've ever wondered what the purpose of pain is in this world, you'll find a gritty, honest perspective in Matt's book.
I've been on a reading kick this year, and this is the second of three non-fiction book reviews. You can find the first one here. Enjoy! --Jenn In the Bible, Jesus tells His followers (and me) something disturbing: "In this w...
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This past week I read a book that showed me how to transform my own "broken crazy" by looking for lovely in the midst of it. Read my review of Annie F. Downs' new book! #lookingforlovely
Ever have a conversation with a friend and find yourself saying, "Me, too!"? This book felt like I was having that conversation with someone I didn't really know, but felt like I did. After reading Looking for Lovely, I'd lik...
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I wasn't really sure He'd speak to me. In fact, I was pretty sure He wouldn't. You can imagine my surprise, then, when I began to hear things. 
As I lay on the table, I asked Emily, my massage therapist, if it was just my imagination, or were there less knots in my shoulders than last time I was there. She agreed there were. Huh. Last month, I shared how uncertain I ...
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I don't know how you spend your Sundays, but for as long as I can remember, I've spent them trying to work out what it means to rest. It's a struggle. 
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One week after I worked my last shift at Starbucks, I put together a list of things I do and don't miss about working there.
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Where I come from, seeing robins in the winter is a harbinger of spring. Tonight when I saw them, they were a harbinger of something else. 
photo by Tim Street I heard them before I saw them. Cheep-cheep. Cheep-cheep. Cheep-cheep. As Dakota and I rounded the cul-de-sac sidewalk, we came upon, by my quick count in the fading light, at least a dozen robins. Then, w...
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guest posting at the QPlace blog today about my struggles with prayer. i'd love to hear about your experiences with it too.
I'll be honest: I'm a bit of a control freak. As a firstborn, I'd like to blame my genetics, but I think there's more going on than birth order. I want things to turn out the way I think they should, and I am rarely without a plan to move things along toward my desired end.
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Every year, this day is difficult for me. This year I decided to try to put my struggle into words.
I'm conflicted every year on this day. On one hand, I like contemplating what You accomplished on this day. On the other, I'd like to skip over it to Easter morning. I know, though, that there'd be no Easter without this day,...
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Today I'm guest posting at onQ. This is the story of how God used a roll of toilet paper to share His love. 
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We all have an easy button. Please tell me I'm not the only one...
I've known what mine is for a long time. When it got pushed this week, I decided to examine what was really going on, in hopes of silencing it. 
psdgraphics.com I'm a firstborn daughter of two firstborns. I'm married to a firstborn and am the mama to a firstborn. You might say perfectionism is in my genes. I've long joked that I abdicated my role and let my sister tak...
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After eight and half years, my last shift at Starbucks is this Thursday. This is my thank you to all my regulars. 
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Hi Jenn. Loved what you wrote! I'd like to interview for a book about Starbucks, some possible collaboration, perhaps?. Can you please email me your contact info to starbucksmission@gmail.com
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My day started with thoughts about the very slim differences between faith and doubt. I'd love to hear your thoughts. 
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I'm a freelance writer and editor.
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content creation for blogs, editing, manuscript development and editing
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  • Freelance Writer and Editor, 2012 - present
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Writing helps clarity emerge from confusion and transforms the noise into music my soul can sing.
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I've always loved words and people. I worked as a journalist and wove my two loves together to share stories. I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mother from 1994 to 2013, when our only son graduated from high school.

I'm returning to my love of words and people and offering my writing as a way to help myself and others find clarity and transformation.
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Cumming, GA
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Wheaton, IL - Fort Wayne, IN
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