My mom was the first to tell me about the grossness of canola oil. It’s almost hard to believe that the FDA, government and decision-makers would knowingly allow the public to think that this lab-created concoction should be used as food. Canola oil was created in the 70’s from the euric-acid-filled, rapeseed plant.  It’s on […]

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Tears are streaming down my face. What a crybaby I’ve become. In my defense, I did watch the video in full screen and very loud.  And it’s just an incredibly powerful video.  I heard this song on Spotify on my way to church and decided it should be the next #MusicMonday. This isn’t my first […]

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If you’ve ever seen me dance, you know that I don’t hold back.   Well, I don’t usually hold back.  I admit that church is the one place I consistently find myself holding back.  I mean, no one else is dancing…  Well, no one that isn’t on stage. But this song…  I can hardly contain […]

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Up until now, all the #MusicMonday videos I have been posting have been Christian music.  It really wasn’t intentional – it just kinda worked out that way.  Each week I have highlighted a music video that moves me in some way.  When there are a billion songs out there, only the “cream of the crop” […]

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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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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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One of Gods greatest gifts to humankind is music. Our personal preferences for the types of music we like (or say we like) often says much about you. If you say you like Rap best- I will make certain generalizations about you. If you say Christian – I will make certain generalizations about you. If you say […]

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