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.

One in a Million

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10-12-13 I am in Nashville right now for a conference given by New York Times Bestselling Author Donald Miller http://storylineblog.com/ In this city of dreamers it is easy to feel like just one of a million. What comfort to know that with God we are all one in a million. Our story doesn’t get lost in the crowd. He is co-writer and…

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Whatever It Is

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10-7-2013 One morning, Tony, Cooper, and I were eating breakfast at the dining room table. We all wake up slowly, and we were still in our morning haze hunched over our cereal. Out of nowhere Cooper looked at Tony and said, “Tony, whatever you say, give it to God!”  Tony giggled and said, “Coo-per, what…

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It’s All a Little Foggy

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9/27/13 The fog can be so mysterious. Last Wednesday it was so thick that I couldn’t see more than a block. The kids cracked me up as they shouted, “Mom you better be careful when you’re driving. This fog is crazy!” I explained that I would go slowly, and things would come into sight as…

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The God Space

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09-17-2013 A few months ago I was talking with a fellow cancer mom. Inevitably our conversation drifted to cancer, and as usual we almost got sucked into the “what if” conversation…What if the cancer comes back. What if their body can’t handle it. What if… There are a million “what ifs” in life — and…

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Tackling Giants

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9-12-2013 At the St. Mike’s back-to-school picnic, I found myself explaining to the people at our table that Cooper is still weak from all the chemo he takes. Not two seconds later, I spotted Cooper take off at top speed across the park headed for the fourth grade football game. In disbelief and fear, I…

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Faith Like a Child

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8/27/13 Sometimes my 6-year-old, Tony, says things that just absolutely stop me in my tracks. Recently we were sitting at the dinner table when he started tearing up. When I asked what was wrong he said, “Mom, do you remember when I threw Cooper’s special thing on the ground on our Make-A-Wish trip? I feel…

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Swimming with Sharks

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8/13/13 Recently I went to visit my sister in Virginia Beach. There’s something about the ocean, when I get around it I’m like a kid again. Luckily my sister had plans to bring out the inner kid in me, and we made our way to the beach that first morning. I am used to being…

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It’s 5 o’clock and all’s well

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A few weeks ago I announced, “It’s 2 o’clock!” insinuating it was about time for my Dad, babysitter for the day, to put the kids down for a nap. Instead he chuckled and said, “And all’s well!” With one foot on the steps, I paused and grinned back at him. I had forgotten how much I loved…

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Survival Mode

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05/29/13 When Cooper was first diagnosed I went into what I called “survival mode”. Everyone said I was so strong. Oh brother, I wanted to punch them in the face! I wasn’t strong, I was trying not to completely loose my mind! I couldn’t think about the future, because I literally could not handle it.…

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The wrong answer…

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05/19/13 Did you ever have a teacher who made you feel smart just for trying, even when you answered the question wrong? That is kind of how I feel when it comes to God. Every other second I get it wrong, whether I yell at my kids or mentally judge someone. But then I try…

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