Jenny Bender

WATCH: This Video Just Made Me A Gamecocks Fan (And My Husband Is NOT Happy About It)

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

View Full Post   I'm not into sports, like AT ALL, but this video has officially made me a South Carolina Gamecocks fan (much to the disappointment of my diehard Georgia Bulldog husband)...

Again And Again…And Again!

Friday, June 03, 2022

View Full Post   I was NOT expecting a conversation with a stranger to turn into a reminder from God that He never wastes a hurt, but that’s exactly what happened…

Filling In The Blanks

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

View Full Post   On May 14th, my husband and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. For me, it's always a day to not only thank God for a great husband, but also to thank Him for those relationships that DIDN'T work out (because yes, there were quite a few toads before my Prince Charming came along!) One day, I came across this article by Diane Stark at Focus OnThe Family. It completely changed how I thought about dating, relationships and crushes, and to this day, I know that God used this illustration to not only steer me away from the wrong relationship, but also to reveal the one I had been waiting for...

Spring Cleaning & Storm Calming

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

View Full Post   For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in spring cleaning mode, tackling projects that I’ve avoided because they’re so messy & out of control – cleaning out closets, organizing cabinets, etc. Yesterday’s project was my nightstand, which might not sound like a big spring cleaning project, but trust me: it was an absolute WRECK. It’s my catch-all junk drawer and I literally had not cleaned it out in like five years, so was long overdue for some cleaning up & cleaning out. I spent a couple of hours pulling everything out of the night stand, sorting through books, papers, hair clips, and other random stuff, ranging from 18 tubes of chapstick to the combination lock from my middle school locker...and something that reminded me how God knows just what we need when we need it – and sometimes He’ll even use a spring cleaning project to speak to your heart...

Let Go And Let God

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

View Full Post   When life so full and hectic, it can feel overwhelming. Why? Because we’re trying to do it all on our own and we like to be in control. At some point, it all just gets to be too much – and God will often use those crazy, chaotic times to remind us that we were never meant to control or carry it all on our own...

Bummer Lambs: A Picture Of Our Shepherd's Love

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

View Full Post   I've seen this shared many times from many people on social media over the past several weeks leading up to Easter weekend, and although I don't know from whom it originated, this story of "bummer lambs" is a beautiful demonstration of a shepherd's love - and OUR Shepherd's love. Every once in a while, a mother ewe will give birth to a lamb and reject it. If the lamb is returned to the ewe, she may even kick the poor animal away. Once a mother ewe rejects one of her lambs, she will never change her mind. These little lambs will hang their heads so low that it looks like something is wrong with their neck. Their spirit is broken. These lambs are called bummer lambs...

The Power Of Praying In Jesus' Name

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

View Full Post   One of my very favorite songs on 88.3 WAFJ right now is “In Jesus Name (God Of Possible)” by Katy Nichole. It gives me Godbumps every time I hear it, and I’m sure that each of us have our own situation or person that comes to mind when we sing the lyrics...”I pray for your healing, that circumstances would change...I pray miracles over your life, in Jesus’ name.” Have you ever stopped to think about the power behind that phrase in Jesus’ name? It’s so much more than just a tag line that we use at the end of every prayer...

WATCH: "Hug Again" Lets Grandpa Hug His Grandkids For The First Time In Years Since Stroke

Monday, March 28, 2022

View Full Post   After Kevin Eubanks suffered a massive stroke, he regained the ability to do most of his everyday activities - except for one thing that he missed most: being able to hug his grandsons...

Thank You, Lord, For...Struggles???

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

View Full Post   Have you ever been scrolling through Instagram and seen post after post from someone who just seems to have a picture-perfect life? Perfect hair, flawless face, dressed in the latest fashion, kids who are always well-behaved, always going on fabulous vacations with a home-cooked dinner on the table every night? It’s easy to judge people by what they choose to share on social media and think, “Wow, that person is so lucky," or “They have such a great, easy life without any troubles or problems.” Don’t be fooled by the highlight reel that people share on social media: NONE of us are free from troubles & trials in life...

WATCH: Stadium Of Nearly 75,000 Fans Sing National Anthem After Singer's Microphone Goes Out

Monday, March 07, 2022

View Full Post   My home state just got its first major league soccer team and had their first game over the weekend. Now, I'm not much of a sports fan, but a friend of mine from college is a sports reporter at NBC Charlotte, and although I don't understand a lot of the sports lingo, I enjoy keeping up with up with her career adventures. She was covering the opening game of Charlotte's soccer game and captured this incredible moment on video.