Author Archives: Genuflected

About Genuflected

Jenni DeWitt has the gift of wisdom when it comes to looking at the ordinary through the eyes of faith. Visit her online community at Genuflected.com where she shares an interesting (sometimes funny) mix of faith, family, and fumbling as she helps us all experience our Christian faith in day-to-day life.

In the spiritual realm there are many things we don’t think about much. We don’t let ourselves dwell on this aspect that things might not always be as they seem. That somewhere outside our perception is a world that exists full of spirit and Light and all things unseen.

All Things Visible and Invisible

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In the spiritual realm there are many things we don’t think about much. We talk about them at church but perhaps it’s one of those things we say without thinking: “I believe in one God, the Father almighty; maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.” We don’t let ourselves dwell…

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Going to church is hard, especially when you’ve got something on your conscience.

The Leper of the Christian Family

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Going to church is hard, especially when you’ve got something on your conscience. This week’s first reading got me thinking more about this. It talks about the rules during Moses’s time. If a person had a sore on their head, they were to be brought to Moses or Aaron. If it was decided that the…

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Who Is Leading?

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Leadership feels like a mystery to me. I look at our world today, from the youngest social groups to the oldest, and I wonder who appointed these people to lead us? Why is it that sometimes we choose leaders who hurt and lie and put themselves first? What would it be like if we chose…

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Prayer Made Simple…and Life Changing

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When we go on long trips, we like to say a little prayer as we’re just getting started. You know, for safe travel and a fun time. About a year ago, we were going fishing. On a whim, I invited Jesus along. In the Bible, He and his buddies are always fishing or hanging out…

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Scripture of the Week

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In school, when you hear a concept for the first time, there’s a feeling like you’re just trying to take it all in. It can take a few times before anything really sinks in very much. That’s how I feel about the Bible verses I hear on Sunday at church. I need to hear them…

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This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad. (Psalm 118:24)

How to Embrace the Day the Lord Has Made

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  I recently met a young couple who reminded me so much of my husband and I when we were their age. They were about to get married, just finishing up college, and preparing to move into a new house. I imagined their life — no mortgage or kids to worry about – just enjoying…

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