A Warm Welcome

By Jess Friedman

A few years ago while pondering my life goals, I received a distinct impression that I would need to surround myself with talented people who could contribute their unique skills to building something beautiful together. While the particular dream I was considering at the time won’t come to fruition for a few years yet, the opportunity to obey that prompting has already started and I have been blessed with a support system of incredibly gifted people. 

One of those people is a dear friend whom I met during my last summer at Philmont. She is a mother of two with a masters in Human Development and Family Studies, an avid proponent of the contented life, a masterful writer, and a woman of great spiritual insight. So when an unexpected opportunity arose to merge her blog (Our Prosaic Life) with Jest Kept Secret, I jumped at the chance.

So please join me in extending a warm welcome to Jenny Harris! If you like well written, thought provoking treatises on marriage, motherhood, faith, and everyday life, you are going to love Jenny’s content. I’ve linked to a few of my favorites posts below, but you can read all of her contributions here

Welcome, Jenny! ❤️

Pink daisy

Ye Cannot Go Amiss

Sometimes I feel the good pleasure of our heavenly parents, but too often I agonize over the many things I’m NOT doing. Are my efforts good enough for the Lord?

Two little girls decorating a cake

Twinkie Cake

This is our Valentine’s day tradition: ten Twinkies buried under mounds of whipped cream, disguised as a cake. We once watched a cheesy rom-com Hallmark

Close up of a person's blue eye

On Seeing & Being Seen

Today the girls went up and down the hill shouting, “Mama, look at me!” They went back on forth on the swings crying, “Watch me!”

But Have You Noticed?

“When I want to take God at His word exactly, I take a peep out the window at His Creation. Because that, darling, He makes

Woman praying and leaning against a brick wall

Praying with Greater Power

Once upon a time, I lived in Oklahoma. It’s the first line to a lot of great stories, but this story is about prayer. I

Jess Friedman

Jess Friedman

Jess is a Canadian-American who's always ready for the next adventure. She loves all things living, always has a million creative projects in progress, and polishes her nerd badge daily. She is passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy. You can read more posts by Jess here.
Jess Friedman

Jess Friedman

Jess is a Canadian-American who's always ready for the next adventure. She loves all things living, always has a million creative projects in progress, and polishes her nerd badge daily. She is passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy. You can read more posts by Jess here.

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