Love God with your muchness 🌿

 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one, and as for you, you shall Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength [mo’ed]."🌿

“‘Me'od.’ Interestingly, this is the only place in the Bible "Me'od" is translated as strength. Everywhere else, it means "very" or "much." It's an adverb that intensifies the meanings of other words. While it may sound funny, to love God with all your strength "Me'od" is to love him with all your "Muchness." It means to love God with everything you have, devoting every possibility, opportunity, and capacity to honor God and to love your neighbor as yourself.” - The Bible Project

Read More
Baby Susanna’s Newborn Session 🌿

Rachel and Jake just added to their beautiful family and baby Susanna Ray is simply stunning! You can see how smitten we all are with her! Her big brother Miles and sisters Scarlet and Millie spent our entire session giggling and cooing at her, holding her hand, and telling me how much fun she is. Believe me, this little lady is incredibly loved! I adored every minute of our session. There’s nothing quite like a newborn baby to cheer the soul.

Read More
What’s it like parenting an autistic son?

What’s it like parenting an autistic son?

It’s throwing spaghetti at the wall and see what’s sticks; experimenting with meds, dosages, time of day and hoping your living guinea pig won’t be adversely affected; it’s Friday nights leaving the boys unattended for a quick, 10 minute shower only to discover in that time they decided to “finger paint” the entire upstairs, dirty laundry, walls, furniture, and floors...

Read More
Three things I’ve lost

1) A vintage brass Chinese lantern necklace from my Aunt living in Japan.
This necklace was one of my favorite pieces of jewelry, and I wore it from age 9 through 21 (when I lost it—maybe at a hotel—at my dear friend @alanafrihana’s awesome wedding). I do still have a photo of me wearing it, though, huddled close to three of my favorite people in the world: @jennakthom @dollydelong @alanafrihana ). We were “studying” at the Midnight oil and you can instantly tell how much I adore these ladies by the way my face is radiant with joy. It’s been a decade since I saw them last (at my wedding, actually) but I still love them and pray God gives them happy, full, joyous lives. All of us are mommas now, and, though we may not be roommates or study buddies any longer, we share that beautiful mutual thread of shepherding our little ones in obedience and love of God. Every time I think of that necklace I lost, I think of this photo and these friends, and God’s meta-narrative of grace and redemption.

Read More
In the early folds of 2019

We Smiths know how to hustle. We know how to hurry to the car, speed through our chores, sprint after work for home group/soccer/basket ball/counseling, and slam into the weekend pushing 90 mph. We know how to scarf down a meal or transition from bath-teeth-brushing-bed in under ten minutes. We know running late, barely late, legitimately late, and insanely embarrassingly late. We know fast conversations, hasty kisses, blur-typed texts, and early morning panic. We’re a family of off-road short cuts, rigged/ducktaped hacks, almost rights, and scattered haircuts, oil changes, and birthday cards that almost feel a few months early they’re so late.

Read More
The Smith FamilyJenny Smith
The Perk - Masculine / Modern Web Design

The Perk Downtown is literally one of my favorite places on the planet. Not only do they offer exquisite roasts—locally sourced—but they sit in the middle of breathtaking Colorado Springs, CO. Better still, they are the original crafters of the Buzzer—a magical concoction of cold-brew coffee, chocolate syrup, and cream. It was a dream working on this website re-design!

Read More
DesignJenny Smith