Jenny Bender

A Work In Progress

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

View Full Post   Everywhere you look, there’s construction going on. I live in Grovetown, and every day twice a day, I drive by the road work and new buildings going up on Lewiston Road. It seems like they’ve been working on it FOREVER. Each day I drive by and can see evidence that work is being done; there are bulldozers, equipment and workers in hard hats & bright yellow safety vests. Yet, day after day, it doesn’t look like they’re any farther along than they were the day before...

No One Knows It All, And That's OK

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

View Full Post   One of my favorite Christmas movies is the Polar Express. Anyone who's ever seen the Polar Express will tell you that the most annoying character in the movie is the little kid who is always interrupting everyone because he thinks he knows everything there is to know about everything. The funniest part comes at the end, when the know-it-all boy is put in his place by the Conductor and learns to speak less and listen more. We all probably know someone like that in real life, don't we?

Don't Give Up

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

View Full Post   Have you ever tackled a project that ended up being WAY more intense than you thought it would be? When I was younger, my Grandma taught me how to crochet. It became one of my favorite hobbies that I still enjoy as an adult. I have so much fun making hats & scarves, because they tend to work up pretty quickly. Blankets & afghans, on the other hand, are a very different story...

So Long, Seasonal Stress!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

View Full Post   Thanksgiving and Christmas are my absolute favorite holidays, but as much as I love & enjoy this season, I have to admit that I struggle with severe anxiety this time of year. I sometimes feel the pressures of mile-long to do lists overtake my joy. There are groceries to buy, meals to plan, family get-togethers to coordinate, schedules to arrange, gifts to buy, things to decorate - all while keeping up with usual day-to-day demands of life - and it can be VERY overwhelming.

WATCH: Runners Help Collapsed Man Cross Finish Line At NYC Marathon

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

View Full Post   Some things are more important than winning. When a runner in the New York City Marathon collapsed just 200 meters from the finish line, two other runners stopped to not only pick the man up, but carry him across the prestigious finish line...

Best. Chili. Ever! (The Secret Ingredient May Shock You!)

Friday, September 17, 2021

View Full Post   My Dad makes THE best chili EVER, and when he finally shared his secret recipe, I was shocked when I found out the secret ingredient...

VIDEO: Real Life Baloo The Bear Enjoys A Good Back Scratch To 'Bear Necessities'

Monday, July 19, 2021

View Full Post   I spend a LOT of time watching animal videos, so when I say that this is one of the funniest ones I've EVER seen, that's a pretty heavy statement!

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Thursday, July 15, 2021

View Full Post   My Grandpa was a very talented artist and used to serve our church by painting a mural for Vacation Bible School every year. He's been in Heaven for eleven years now, but his gifts are still being used to bring glory to God and joy to others, and it makes my heart so full...

WATCH: Little Girl Learns 'You Say' By Lauren Daigle In Sign Language To Share Its Message With The Deaf

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

View Full Post   Little Irelynn loves to share Jesus through songs, and wants everyone - including the hearing impaired - to enjoy the message of the music. So, Irelynn learns sign language to Christian songs and shares them on social media.

VIDEO: My Dog Has Lovely Singing Voice

Friday, July 02, 2021

View Full Post   My husband and I both come from musical families, and it looks like one of our dogs is following in our footsteps...