Author Archives: Jill Pendergraft

Jill Pendergraft

I am a 30 year-old new mom with an amazing husband! My husband, Brannon, and I have been married seven years this past January, and we welcomed our first child, baby Caroline, in December 2013. We are very active in our home church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY. We love serving in any type of ministry to grow His kingdom. Outside of church, we LOVE sports! My husband and I both played sports in college and still enjoy staying active. We play golf, softball, volleyball, kickball....anything with a ball, really. We also love to eat! Eating out with our friends is one of our favorite things to do. We love all different kinds of food, and we enjoy trying new things. I am very humbled and excited to be sharing my story with ladies as we meander through this crazy life.

Who is God?

In my small group today we were talking about different attributes of God.  How do I see God and who is He to me?  In the Old Testament, the Israelites only referred to God by his characteristics… Yaweh-Lord Jehovah Jireh-Provider Elohim-Creator ….And so many more. Our group mentioned traits like God is love, just, faithful, […]

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A Double Blessing

On Mother’s Day, our family was excited to announce to our church family that we were being obedient to God’s calling on our life as we moved to bring a baby home through adoption. The support we received from everyone humbled us but gave us strength in our new journey. The very next day, I […]

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Obedience

How easy is obedience?  We know what we are supposed to do and yet because of selfishness, fear, apathy, or even lack of faith, we choose to do just the opposite.  I get so very frustrated at my 3 year old sometimes.  She knows what is right and wrong.  She understands that mommy and daddy […]

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Just Scripture

Sometimes Scripture just needs to speak for itself. “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in […]

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You Can Be Anybody You Want

I have heard so many times spoken to me or those around me, as a slogan for a motivational speech or a pep talk from a teacher, a parent’s encouragement to their child and a mantra for this generation: You can be anybody you want to be.  Even just reading those words now may make […]

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Suffering to Resurrection

“Everybody wants resurrection, but nobody wants suffering!” I read this quote recently in an article I was reading, and it caused me to stop in my tracks and ponder its truth. What a revolutionary quote, especially for our world today! In the Easter season that we just celebrated, we are reminded overwhelmingly of the suffering […]

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Even If

The Christian band, MercyMe, has a new song out called Even If. Take time today to look this song up and listen to it, TODAY! This song describes a God who is able to remove us from our pain, but even if He chooses for us to endure it for a season, He promises to […]

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Citizenship Status

“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives.  And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.” Philippians 3:20 NLT     On the day I’m writing this, my granny took her last breaths on this earth.  Her suffering has ended and as John writes in Revelation 21-22, […]

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By Faith, Part 2

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”–Hebrews 11:1 My previous post tackled the definition of faith based on this Scripture.  Faith is substance and evidence.  In a ladies’ Bible study I just finished teaching, we spent 6 weeks unpacking faith.  One Bible story we kept referring to […]

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By Faith, part 1

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Hebrews is not a book of the Bible that I would suggest to a brand new Christian to dive into and read on their own. It contains some heavy truths and deep theology. It is also written to […]

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