Jenny Bender



No One Eats Alone

Thursday, February 02, 2023

View Full Post   When I think back to my middle & high school years, as someone who was never the popular kid, lunch time was one of the most difficult parts of the day. I still remember that sinking feeling of walking into the cafeteria and scanning the room for someone I knew who'd want to sit with me. I had three really close friends, and shared a lunch period with one of them, so if Cassidy was ever absent, it meant I'd be eating alone...


Bless This Mess

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

View Full Post   Oh, how badly I would LOVE to tell you that I’m an inherently tidy person whose house is always company-ready with nothing out of place. But...we all know that lying is a no-no, so as embarrassing as this is, I’m just going to tell it like it is...


He Thought He Was A Problem Until His Teacher Saw His Potential

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

View Full Post   Clint Pulver never understood why he had trouble sitting still in class - and it often landed him in trouble at school. Most of his teachers had labeled him a problem child, until one teacher realized that Clint didn't have a problem: he had potential.


GOOD NEWS: Alabama Man Anonymously Pays Strangers' Pharmacy Bills For Over A Decade

Monday, January 30, 2023

View Full Post   Do kind things, tell no one: that was Hody Childress' motto in life, and it's touching lives & inspiring generosity in others after his death...


Feel Good Friday: 100-Year Old Veteran Shares Joy Of Reading With Elementary Students

Friday, January 27, 2023

View Full Post   Peter Davies is a decorated WWII hero, but at 100 years old, he's discovering that his life still has meaning and purpose...


WATCH: Miracle Baby Raises Hands In Praise As Dad Sings Worship Song

Thursday, January 26, 2023

View Full Post   Daniel Johnson is a new dad, and his son, Remington, was born 4 months early with only a 21% chance of survival. Holding Remington in the NICU, Daniel began singing "Hallelujah Here Below" by Elevation Worship. What happened next left Daniel and the entire internet in tears...


He'll Do It Again

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

View Full Post   When you think of the characteristics of God, what comes to mind? That’s a loaded question...


The Elves Were Onto Something...

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

View Full Post   I always feel a tinge of sadness when the Christmas season ends. The tree comes down, the decorations go back into boxes and the house looks so bare and empty. The gifts are all opened, Christmas music is over and life gets "back to normal." I think the elves were onto something in the movie Elf, when they recited the first rule of their “elf code,” which says to treat every day like Christmas. Now more than ever, we ALL need the peace, hope, love and joy that comes only from Jesus. You don't have to keep the decorations up to keep the spirit of Christmas and the celebration of Christ alive in your heart...


Just As I Am

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

View Full Post   The name Charlotte Elliott might not ring a bell, but you probably know who she is and don’t even realize it. Charlotte was a gifted writer and poet in the 1700s. When she was only 30 years old, she developed…


Which Way, God?

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

View Full Post   I can’t even count all the times that I’ve been wanting and waiting for God to move me into or out of a particular situation in life. “This is the way I want to go, Lord,” I prayed over and over again. “Why is it taking so long for my prayer to be answered, Lord?” I don’t think it’s wrong to ask God those questions; it’s part of what makes us child-like. (I picture Him driving the van and I’m the kid in the backseat, constantly asking, “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?! Are we there yet?!?”) When you’re waiting for resolution or direction in a certain circumstance, that “spinning your wheels” feeling of things going nowhere can be super frustrating...