Filed under Forever His Daughters with Jen Duffy Ruzicka

His Beloved (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:2-4. I find this scripture comforting when I am facing a trial. … Continue reading

Childlike (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

The big sensation on the web today is the “laughing baby.” The baby’s laughter is stemmed by watching her father tare up employment rejection letters. This morning, as I listened to KLOVE, I couldn’t help but laugh along as they replayed the audio. Pretty soon my five year old son was laughing right along with … Continue reading

Our Promise Keeper (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

2 Corinthians 1:22 says, “He annointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come”. It is life changing once we actually experience the full effect of Christ’s annointing. It is empowering and incredibly humbling when we feel His spirit enter … Continue reading

The Power of Thought (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

There came a point in my life when that care-free child just disappeared. I found myself burdened down with responsibility, expectations, and self doubt. Day after day, I could feel myself sinking but couldnt find a way to get out. Slowly, I was forgetting the brightness and beauty of life. I was slipping slowly into … Continue reading

Old Wounds – New Pain (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

Tomorrow night I will be sitting with some wonderful women of God and we will be discussing the importance of forgiveness. I know that many of them have very deep hurts and those hurts seem impossible to heal and move on from. Others are not sure if they have ever experienced such a crippling event. … Continue reading

Happiness Is….. (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

My heart was nearly broken yesterday. How is it that a person could never have experienced happiness? Is it possible to forget what happiness feels like? Have I ever experienced such pain that I could, literally, forget what happiness was like? A beautiful woman of God said those very words to me yesterday. “Jen, I … Continue reading

The Puppet Master (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

According to the encyclopedia, the definition of a puppeteer is: a person who manipulates an inanimate object—a puppet—in real time to create the illusion of life. Everday, every action, reaction, spoken word, and even thought requires such a huge amount of conscious effort. The choices that I make effect my life, yet there are times … Continue reading

Rising Up To A New Song (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

I’m sure if my neighbors could have heard me this morning, they would have thought I was either reprimanding my children or having a nervous breakdown. If they had been able to see into my windows they surely would have seen a maniac woman, throwing her hands up, and screaming at who knows what. For … Continue reading

Chains of Unforgiveness (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

“Put on then, Gods chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgine you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 3:12-13. My heart was broken today. I have spent every waking moment … Continue reading

To Be Uncommon (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

My daughter, Kennedy, began bringing home these rubber band bracelets a few weeks ago. At first, I questioned where they were coming from but soon realized that these cute bands were the newest fad for school aged children. They come in all sorts of shapes and colors; the kids spend their recesses trading them with … Continue reading

Just Like My Father (by Jen Duffy Ruzicka)

We’ve all done it – wondered who our children might resemble or take after. It’s pretty clear with my kids. The girls look like me and Deacon looks like his dad. Of course, we will always have those family members who desperately want the kids to look like my great-great grandmother or their dad’s eleventh … Continue reading