Simply Fabulous

Do you remember how simple everything was when you were a kid? The biggest decision you probably had in a day was whether you should go ride your bike or stay inside and watch TV.  If you were like most of us though, you probably didn’t realize just how good you had it until much…

Back in 2007, when I first started writing a column for a local newspaper, I wrote a piece inspired by Extreme Home Makeover.  I had been sitting one night watching the popular TV show, when I had a bit of a revelation.  I was watching all of the faceless, nameless volunteers… the sea of people…

When you’re in the middle of a storm… whether it’s an illness, a bad relationship or financial hardship… it can sometimes feel like you will never get out of it.  The darkness can seem so all-consuming that you wonder if you’ll ever see the light again.  It’s a trick that our brain plays on us…

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”  -2 Corinthians 4:18 Driving on a country road at night is a lot different than driving on the interstate in…

In today’s “gotta have it now” society, we’re all used to doing things pretty quickly.  We like to have things when we want them and we don’t want to have to wait.  We don’t want to wait in line at the grocery store, we don’t want to sit in traffic on the highway and our…

Since I am moving into a tiny house and have been getting rid of most of my belongings, I have been doing a lot of business on Craigslist.  It’s not my favorite thing in the world (since you never know who or what you’re gonna get), but I actually had a lot of success with…

“They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them.”  – Psalm 78:11 “Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.”  – Psalm 105:5 Have you ever walked into a room only to realize once you’re in there, that you don’t remember why you were headed there in…

These days, the word “miracle” gets thrown around pretty easily.  Saying “it’ll be a miracle” if someone shows up on time or remembers where they parked their car.  Heck, there’s even a mayonnaise that’s so creamy and whipped, that it’s a “miracle.”  Although I’m sure the individual persons  involved are quite happy that their friend…

There are different terms to describe it – “flow”… “the zone”… “the right track”… “the sweet spot.”  It’s that feeling when you know you’re where you’re supposed to be, doing what you’re supposed to be doing, at the time  you’re supposed to be doing it.  It’s what it feels like when you’re in line with…

We all have one.  A story.  Good or bad, happy or sad… we all have a life story that tells the path we have taken and the experiences we have been through.  But often, we can become attached to these stories – whether we actually want to or not. Somewhere along the way, we get used…

Jenn Baxter
about

Jenn Baxter

Jenn Baxter is an accomplished writer in Charlotte, NC, who has been published in The Charlotte Observer, Fort Mill Times, Charlotte Five, SOCIETY Charlotte Magazine and Lake Norman Magazine, as well as featured as a columnist on Beliefnet.com. Her freelance clients span across the nation, as well as Australia and the UK, in the fashion & beauty, health & wellness, travel and life coaching industries.

read full bio
More from Beliefnet and our partners