I’m Jennifer O. White and I live in West Monroe, Louisiana with David, my husband of 18 years. We also call Branson, Missouri home.
We have both been married before and have experienced the incredible power of God to heal us and transform our marriage into more than either of us imagined it could be. God used a biblical Christian counselor, Beth Moore Bible Studies, and the teaching of Dr. Gary Smalley to save us from ourselves. The theme of our healed and thriving marriage is learning and obeying the Word of God.
We do not have children together, but we enjoy loving David’s adult children, Lance and Deanna. In 2012, we welcomed our daughter-in-love, Chelse to the family. Thanks to Chelse and Lance we are proud grandparents of sweet Kennedy Jean.
Although I am not an “official mother,” I grateful for the role of spiritually mothering younger ladies. God has greatly expanded my territory for spiritual mothering and mentoring with the release of Prayers for New Brides: Putting on God’s Armor After the Wedding Dress.
I am grateful to have a bachelors degree in Social Work, a minor in marketing, the spiritual gifts of mercy and shepherding, and a passion to help others explore who God is and what He can do through praying His Word. I find God uses me as a connector in the Kingdom of God. I really enjoy connecting the life-giving passages of the Bible to the needs of His people. And I cherish the opportunities to bring people to people, ministries and resources.
Since childhood, I have been teaching. I started by teaching my dolls and later my little brother who endured many playtime hours in a desk in front of a green chalkboard easel. As an adult, I have taught Sunday School classes, small groups, women’s Bible studies in person and online. Today I teach here at JenniferoWhite.com and PrayersforNewBrides/Blog about pursuing a relationship with God through prayer.
My friends at The Imperfect Wives ministry gave me the opportunity to share my marriage testimony; Pray the Word. I would love to share it with you and your friends. Here’s the link to the audio recording. You can also hear a portion of Prayers for New Brides in this interview; Stand! Your Posture in Spiritual Warfare.
Random Things About Me:
More than anything, I want people to experience the love of Jesus Christ. I want to reflect His delight and mercy in everything I do.
I am rural girl to the core! Dad was a farmer, then a nurseryman in Central Louisiana. Dirt doesn’t bother this girl … well, except for my allergies. (sniff….) I’m asking God to allow my body to enjoy nature instead of reject it. Help.Me.Lord!
I’m a hugger. So if we meet, you should tell me quickly if you don’t want me invading your personal space.
I’m a hopeless creative. You’ll find me in the kitchen trying new recipes and turning an old one into my own creation. I really cant’ help it. My grandmother taught home economics for over 30 years. My mom was a home ec. major and is a true southern hostess! If you must know, I won the Yam Cooking contest in high school. 🙂 You can find great recipes I share here.
God has relentlessly loved and pursued me. It’s taken more years than I’d like to admit for me to accept His love. Thankfully, today I believe that I am loved by the Creator of all things beautiful! By the way, I’m thrilled to experience God’s love via my sweet husband, David White!
I’m one of the least athletically inclined people you’ll ever meet. I do wear LSU purple and gold on occasion, but mostly because it pleases my husband for me to try to like football.
I would love for you to meet my amazing family and friends. There are too many to list here, but if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll quickly learn who they are and see why I love them so!
I love to learn. I love to read, to listen, to write, and share the “aha’s” God reveals to me here on the blog, in person, and now in books.
Regardless of what you find on these pages, I hope you will leave here thinking deeper and wider on the subject of God’s love for you, those you love, and those who get on your last nerve. Ephesians 3:18.