About Jennifer

Thanks for coming by here. To me, this is no small thing.

I’m Jennifer, author of Breathing Eden: On Light, Fresh Air, and New Things, and Loop: What Women Need to Know and co-founder of Gather Ministries, a non-profit ministry for busy women and men whose lives are filled but not full. Our mission is simple: to teach, equip, and encourage women and men to come alive to identity, community, and adventure with God. And here, in my little place here, I invite you to grope along with me for God.

I know all about being busy and overwhelmed. I know all about messing up, hurting people close to me due to pride and selfishness. I know all about being resistant to surrender and fearful about what is coming around the corner. I know all about being wounded and filled with shame. I know all about regret and wishing I could do so many things differently if given the chance.

But I’m realizing something. I have been given another chance. And you have, too. Today, we get to experience God, seeking His strength claiming freedom in choosing to focus on Him, each day, one choice at a time. I want to do that. And I bet, here, we can encourage each other to do this.

Don’t you?

What you can expect here: posts about the real-life struggle of surrendering my will to God. This is the wrestling for God, the good stuff, the vulnerable I’m-not-going-to-hide-anymore-from-you-God because I am tired of doing things on my own kind of living.  I’ll also be interviewing women I admire and respect, women who inspire me to look to God. I have questions for them about what it means to worship, what it means to listen for God’s voice, and the role of imagination in living a life of freedom and joy.


Jennifer J. Camp and family group photo camping

Where I live:

I live in the Bay Area of Northern California, with my husband, Justin, our three kids, and our very insecure dog — a family that the Father uses to stretch me beyond myself, my selfishness, my self-centeredness and pride.

I am so grateful to be sharing in this adventure with you. Come on over to Gather Ministries, where you’ll hear about the other things we’re up to.

 


Speaking My Mind

One of my favorite things to do is write Loop, a twice-a-week email devotional. You can find more about Loop and download my Ten Best Things for Women right here. Click here to find me at Gather.

You also might love our newest project, Rush: Holy Spirit in Modern Life, the practical and prophetic podcast for women and men.

I love writing, but I also love sharing with groups of women, face to face. Send me a note if you’d like me to come and speak with your group or at your event.


 Other fun places to connect:

Facebook: Like the community page and we’ll hang out a few times a day, almost every day, every week.

Twitter: JenniferJCamp

Pinterest: JenniferJCamp

Instagram: JenniferJCamp


Other Randomness About Jennifer

I love Twizzlers. (Yes, even though they taste like plastic.)

I am only still “Jenny” to my nieces and nephews, which is precious to me. . . but they’re the only ones whom I can tolerate calling me that.

When I was little, my dream was to be Super-Star Barbie. (A Superstar that sang Disney songs from records and the Annie movie soundtrack, of course.)

In high school my nick-name was Rainbow Brite. (Yes to green-pegged pants, yellow leather shoes with cut-outs, slouchy shirts and purple scarves . . . Or maybe not?)

I met Jesus underneath an almond tree when I was sixteen. But I didn’t realize I did until two decades later.

Parenting and marriage brought to the forefront how selfish and self-absorbed, without God, I really am.

I spent most of my life pretending to be someone I wasn’t. Now, I only want to spend my life claiming to be who God says I really am.

I think our imagination is one of the most beautiful–and most underutilized–gifts from God.

My favorite thing to draw, when I was eight years old, was a girl with long brown braids in a blue dress climbing up a tree to slide down a rainbow upon green grassy lawn. (My hair was short, and light-brown  . . . but oh, I was the girl who liked to climb and run.)

Playing king-of-the-mountain in the compost pile? Yes, those were glory days, my childhood.

My favorite words right now: invitation, awaken, gather, adventure, imagine, grace, go, and surrender. (I bet you’ll see me writing about those words all the time here. I just can’t resist.)

I hope to learn about you, and I want you to know you can email me at any time: jennifer(at)gatherministries(dot)com.

So grateful to be listening here with you,

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  • I tried to subscribe to LOOP but it woud not let me enter my email adress. I tried several times. It sounds really great.

  • Hi Jennifer
    Great Blog I love What you have to say here
    I have a love and compassion to invite women to come to the Lord
    I have known Jesus as a little girl but I found the relationship in 1993
    I found a church home in 2000 Wash State
    I moved to Denver Co in 2007
    I found through the Lord Women are my passion
    I’ve been leading a women’s small group of 12- 16 (Women On Fire) bible study since 2008
    I love ministry and have a love and compassion for Salvation, discipleship and mentoring women.
    the fruits of the spirit and the Heart for God

    • *being spirit led or flesh led
      *know what the love of the Father is
      *having the love of the father his other children
      *serving others having others come before you
      *who you are in Christ
      *knowing your identity in Christ
      *300 “I AM’s”
      these are a very small list of things I love to teach on

  • I LOVE THIS!!!!
    I’m gunna try to find you on Facebook.
    Your desire for all of the LORD, is quite evident in the prayer I read.
    Did you read my mail, my thoughts, my heart!
    You wrote it in the prayer I read…… from your blog ,I think.
    😀. Sincerely (really,not just a closing statement )

  • Hi Jennifer,
    I came across the Loop devotional and wow, how it speaks to me. Thank you for sharing.God has used it several times to speak directly to my heart and spirit.
    Which led me to look you up and read about you. Thank you for sharing yourself and yes the real life struggle of our surrender.

    Melanie

  • I just wanted to thank you, Jennifer and Justin, for making the tools of Loop, Breathing Eden, and especially Rush Podcast available for followers who are looking for encouragement, comfort, and growth. I think they are all fabulous. I found Loop through YouVersion devotionals and have enjoyed the readings for a couple of years now. I also bought the book for a couple of friends. This past month, I lost my dad and soon my best friend to cancer at young ages. God has revealed so much to me through this time and allowed me to help others with his grace and love. Rush Podcast has been wonderful and I’ve soaked up every episode. I know with God we can weather any storm. Thanks again!