Monday, April 1, 2013

What are you Chasing? Across the Kitchen Table, 3rd Edition and the Soli Deo Gloria Party

Welcome to the Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood weekly party!  To find out ways that you can be involved in the Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood, please click here.
If you are planning to link up, would you kindly visit the person that arrived before you?  You never know what surprises you await in this community!  Prepare to be encouraged and loved.

Welcome to the third edition of

Across the Kitchen Table…
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"There is freedom in accepting our unworthiness and receiving God's worth.  But self-esteem dies hard, especially for those of us who stand on a great performance.

The work of Christ steals all our shame but it also steals all our pride."

-Jennie Allen, Chase

Want to know more about Chase?  Watch the next video, too, where I tell you about the format and resources.
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(don't you just love how YouTube chooses the freeze frame??)

Want to purchase Chase?  Click the link here.

**Note, if you are linking a vlog tonight, please place *vlog* in your caption.**

Across the Kitchen Table FAQs

Q:  What is "Across the Kitchen Table?"
A:  It is where we pretend that we all live close enough to walk to each other's houses, have a cup a tea, and share whatever is on our hearts.  It's an opportunity for us to see the authors behind the blogs and make sure y'all are actually living human beings and not robots.  (ha, ha!)

Q:  Do I have to have a vlog in order to link up this week?  
A:  Absolutely not!

Q:  Does my video have to have a specific point?  Does it have to be at my kitchen table.  
A:  Um, no.  Today, though, I am reviewing a new bible study that is out by Jennie Allen called Chase in my bedroom because my entire family was home.

Q:  Is it okay if I say "like" and "um" and "just" a lot in my video?  
A:  I think I may have a record number of "um"s today.  Seriously, it must be a byproduct of exhaustion.

Q:  What would you say if I told you that I can't blog because I'm not pretty enough?  
A:  I'd tell you that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator.  And that you need to join on Wednesdays for our series, "beheld in a different Light."

Q:  I didn't do a vlog today because I'm still trying to work up the courage.  Will you be doing this again?
A:  Yes!  Every first Monday of the month, I'll host another edition of "Around the Kitchen Table."

Q:  I have questions about how to make a vlog.  Can I contact you? 
A:  Yep.  You can get me at jenfergie2000 @ me.  com.

Q:  How do you feel about link-up communities, Jen?
A:  This week I sent out a challenge to all those on the larger SDG prayer list.  The challenges this week are to visit anyone with "I'm New!" as their caption AND to visit 2 people you've never visited before.

Q:  Can we invite our friends?
A:  That goes without saying!  We are an all-inclusive community!

Are you new here?  Welcome!  We'd love to shower you with some love and encouragement, so if this is your first time linking up, will you put "I'm New!" as your caption under your linky picture?  Want more info on what this sisterhood is all about? Read our new, revamped page by clicking here.
Want to show a sister some love?  Tweet her post using the Twitter handle #sdgsisters.  Make sure you check the # later for some great posts to read!  
(linking up with Michelle for Hear It, Use It, and Laura, for playdates, and Jen for Unite!)


  1. Jen, love what you shared about presenting your daily agenda and to-do list to God and asking Him for direction and clarity....

    The Chase study looks great. I am working through Lisa Harper's Malachi study now with some friends on Thursday evening, and they want to do another study after this one, so I will have to add this study to my list of possibilities from them to choose from.

  2. Jen - Your words are always so honest, so freeing to all of us too. Giving us permission to fail, stumble, less than perfect. Thanks for always pointing us back to Him. The Faithful, Trustworthy One...who helps us back up!

    Have a blessed week, friend! ~ Jen

  3. OH Jen,
    I am following you from The Wellspring. I have to make dinner but I am leaving this open as I want to listen.

    1. OKay - I was too interested in listening and dinner isn't started. Great post and exactly what I have decided too. We are both A personalities - love "doing" but it will get done if I go where God wants me to go first. He makes the time.. expand so He will be glorified.
      Breathe - take the time with Him.
      great VLOG - haven't tried that yet. :)

  4. Hey, friend, thanks for joining me on my couch at the end of a long day. Love your vlog and your authenticity. I worked through STUCK last fall and really enjoyed it; I'll have to put CHASE on my list, too!

  5. Hi beautiful--couldn't swing a v log this week, but so enjoyed yours. May God give you grace to rest in what He's told you--the letting go of lists part :-) By the way, the info on the Chase book study was fun to listen to primarily because I heard all of the birds outside your home. beautiful!

  6. "Those pesky to-do lists that rule my life."
    I read yesterday in Jesus Calling: Remember that your ultimate goal is not to control or fix everything around you; it is to keep communing with Me.
    And this:
    Do not let your to-do list (written or mental) become an idol directing your life.

    Praying for God to lead us through our lists, or take us on a detour, and for us to embrace it all. :-)

  7. Oh, friend, I can relate to your words! Thanks for taking the time to share this, especially when you had so many other things going on for Easter weekend. I hope you got rest and continue to find freedom by putting away your list. I know I need to do that more often!

  8. I think my boys would agree that I am better at written communication than verbal communication:) I would agree that my boys are better at reading the serious stuff without the emotionalism tripping anyone up, too - but I applaud you for your courage like a lion in vlogging!!!!!

  9. I love your heart Jen and loved your vblog. Your message on to-do lists was one I needed to hear. I'm so glad to have recently found your site.

  10. Self-esteem...we have to die to self and to pride to let the Spirit have free rein. Thank you for the beautiful reminder and for hosting and God bless.

  11. One of these days I will get courageous and do this vloggy thing...You make it look so easy :) Good stuff, Jen.

  12. I'm glad I'm not the only one who tried to cram a whole week's worth of work into two days, so that I could "rest" on Sunday. Sometimes I wonder why I do that!! I hope your Easter was truly restful and that you were able to focus on Jesus, which you allow us to do so beautifully here. I didn't vlog this week, but will be back at it next time :)

    Also, I'm 100% a list-maker and productivity slave. Get that, completely.


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