Episode 2. Built for community. In this episode of my Nicaraguan Mission Trip Video Mini-Series, the backdrop is our first full day in Nicaragua.  Joined by another church from Greenbay we set out to Cerro Negro, an active volcano for a day of community and team-building. I don’t know if community easy for anyone. It can […]

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First… a confession. The video above is about two weeks old. I know. I was supposed to keep you in the loop. Reward you for being a loyal reader and post my latest and greatest contents on my website first. But I have found that the many steps required in writing a blog post can be […]

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Today my best pal, Samson went Home to be with Jesus. That’s what I always called him… My best pal.  After 16 fun and love-filled years, it was time for him to leave this life. It’s been a sweet 16 years with my pal @samsonchicago! #HappyBirthday Buddy! I love you! #Dog #cute #birthday #old #pet […]

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With all the driving I continue to do, there are so many contenders for #MusicMonday, but this week Elevation Worship’s “Give Me Faith” rose to the surface as one to meditate upon. The opening lyrics implore God. I need you…  To soften my heart, and break me apart. Words that may only make sense to a Christ-follower. […]

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  When I first decided to abandon JenChicago.com in favor of this domain, it was sad.  I knew I wouldn’t be moving back for at least a year and I needed an online home.  Can’t very well post on JenChicago.com when I’m not in Chicago, now can I? Bada, bing- JenKnoedl.com was birthed. I wasn’t exactly sure […]

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It occurs to me that this is a good post to write because when I tell people that I am participating in online dating websites, they usually have a host of questions. The downside is that what ever old-school stigma an online dating site used to have, it still has it – at least a […]

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Today’s Bible verse used to be my favorite.  Mostly because I didn’t fully understand its context.  I thought it was all about me.  This seems to be a reoccurring theme in my life. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans […]

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