Two Jennifers and a Work of Art

May 7, 2010 | 20 comments

I asked the other Jennifer, Could she?

And she answered, Of course!

So I gathered the old news clippings, the college newspaper column I wrote a bazillion years ago, and the business cards from the Sacramento Bee, the Omaha World-Herald and The Des Moines Register. I photocopied my devotional that is a part of Tyndale’s
The One-Year Life Verse Devotional, along with some other words I’ve tapped out here on these keys.

I stuffed all of it in a manila envelope, along with a check, and sent it to Jennifer of Studio JRU in Nebraska. On the memo line of the check, I wrote the words: “God-glorifying art.” Because I just KNEW that it would be! And it is.

This work of art arrived on my doorstep this week, and I am in awe of Jennifer’s ability to take my fuzzy idea and turn it into a work of art!

On her blog, Jennifer of Studio JRU writes: “People may compliment my art but really it is God working through me…I merely hold the paint brush as He miraculously holds me through whatever may come in this life.”

This weekend, kind friends, may we see the ways that God is shaping our lives into works of art. In all things, may we find our lives shaped by a cross, and by this God who has “all of our days written in His book.”

The full text of Psalm 139 — which inspired this piece — is available by clicking here.

You can find Jennifer and her mixed-media art at
You can also find her art at the Dayspring store by clicking here.

by | May 7, 2010 | 20 comments


  1. Kelly Langner Sauer

    wow, so amazing… truly a gift.

  2. Missie

    So awesome! Such a great testimony piece!

  3. Shirl

    Oh! That is awesome!

  4. Wendy Paine Miller

    That is utterly beautiful!!! I love when others use their gifts.

    So very cool.
    Happy Mother's Day!
    ~ Wendy

  5. Deidra

    Yowza! That's so beutiful! I've featured a work of art from Jennifer today on my blog as well. She does a beautiful job, and she is a beautiful woman of God.

  6. Deidra

    I mean beautiful.

  7. RCUBEs

    So beautiful…Happy Mother's Day to you sister and God bless.


    How interesting and unique . . and I love the thought of Christ being the author of my life story. No one to do it better though sometimes the trust isn't easy but as I'm drawing near I'm finding it becomes easier. Seeing Him work in your life and truly getting to know Him one-on-one is tremendous.


  9. jasonS

    I can't even describe how amazing this is! What a great idea!

  10. Stephani

    Too cool!

  11. Kay @ Off the Beaten Path

    That is just lovely. I'll have to check into it!

  12. Michelle

    I Love Psalm 139.
    What an amazing gift.

  13. Jennifer

    I am so happy that you are so happy with the piece! 🙂 It really was a wonderful piece to work on… seeing your story through the years. Thank you for letting me be a part of that! It matches in your space perfectly… the colors fit right in!

  14. Graceful

    i love it! I admire Jennifer's work so much…one of these days I will get myself a piece!

    Love that verse from Psalms, too.

  15. Kristine

    Gorgeous! What an amazing piece 😀

  16. Mike Franey

    What a work of art! Happy Mother's Day Jennifer!

  17. Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise!

    How awesome! Happy mother's day to you!

  18. elaine @ peace for the journey

    A stunning gift of grace! Wow… something I would love to have for myself. I'll head over and check out her work.


    PS: I love the giftedness we've been given, especially so when the Giver of those gifts is acknowledged and honored.

  19. Laura

    How awesome. Now this is the way to take your writing to the altar! Wow, Jennifer! Just beautiful.

    And happy mother's day!

  20. Karen

    I LOVE this….


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