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Janel Breitenstein

Janel Breitenstein

Janel Breitenstein graduated summa cum laude from John Brown University and began her career with NavPress, where she worked on The Message Bible. She is a mother of four and she and her family served as missionaries to Uganda for five years.  Janel has continued using her gift of writing by serving as a writer and editor and you can read more from her at A Generous Grace.


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True Confessions of a Tired Mom

Want to hear mine? I am so tired as a mom of little kids that, truth be told, when it comes to my quiet time, I find myself having to…

Fun New Ways to Join Me in Making a Fool of Yourself!

Anyone else utterly amazed at the court jester-like activities we’re willing to engage in to educate/entertain our children? Anyone else half expect a hidden camera crew to jump out when…

Running the Mommy Marathon

My mom, after bearing four girls in under eight years, once told me that she was pretty much just exhausted for 10 years. I can wholeheartedly resonate with that. In fact,…

For a Time I Cannot See

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” Neil Postman This past year I was part of a very enlightening verse-by-verse study on the…

Dads — You Gotta Love ‘Em!

I am cleaning up dinner right now, and these little nuggets are floating into the kitchen from the nightly wrestling session in the living room: “Dad, can I touch your…

Ouch

I was flipping through my Bible the other night and noticed a circled footnote on the Ten Commandments — the one about murder. Want to know what it said? That…

The Economy: Putting It in a Trust

I was talking to my friend again last night—the one who’s very concerned about the economy. She’s doing some good things about it: streamlining her lifestyle so that she can…

Economy, Election, Environment — Oh, My!

Anyone else find themselves avoiding headlines lately?! Sometimes I’m not sure whether to scream or just put my head in my hands. Sometimes I wonder what kind of world I’m…

Guess What?!

Meet our latest miracle! We’re anticipating a face-to-face meeting sometime before April 28th. We are super-thrilled, and our other kids are, too! God keeps blessing our socks off. I feel…

Outside of Karma

Thinking about grace lately—the biblical kind—but also how that grace translates into my interactions with people—kids and husband included. The words of the U2 song, posted partially here, deeply move…

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