Hi, I'm Jennifer.
& I'm the writer in this small space.
I grew up in California in a small town located two hours away from the beach & approximately many hours away from the closest famous actor or actress. (We do, however, have a large palm tree in our backyard, but I'm afraid that's the closest thing we have to the things generally associated with California.)
Mornings are my favorite time of day; quiet & unexplored & fresh. You can usually find me with my don't-talk-to-me face on for the first twenty minutes after waking up, my bible & prayer journal in hand, & a very large cup of coffee.
My favorite thing is coffee (cinnamon dolce latte, pumpkin spice latte, & just a plain ol' homemade latte are my favorites, to be exact) & it's much of the fuel (and Jesus, of course) behind the many posts here on seasons of thought.
I have five amazing brothers who treated me like a queen because I was the only sister. I am a blessed sister (especially since the married ones have given me nieces and nephews which I love and adore and snuggle).
I grew up singing & writing songs & thinking music was what I would do and pursue but God had different plans & passions for me. I still sing and write music but its mostly to process & express thoughts & feelings.
I became a Christian at twenty-one years old quietly but spectacularly. Unhappiness & dissatisfaction pushed me to questions & to a Father who's rescued & redeemed me. My story is not what I ever imagined it would be; its better & messier. (My more complete story is told here through posts on the blog).
I've been writing since nine or ten years old when I received my first fuzzy blue & pink journal for my birthday & I haven't stopped writing since then. It has become my way to remember, process, heal at times, pray & encourage others.
At first it was my own personal space & if people stumbled upon it, that was great. But I started writing about things that I cared about & that I believed other people cared about & felt. Thoughts, feelings, issues, struggles, hope, stories, redemption in those stories, & gospel.
So, welcome, dear one, to unfinished but beautiful stories made so by our precious Savior. If you desire hope, encouragement, & the willingness to dive into hard subjects (& you like coffee or even if you don't because that's what grace is about), please stick around.
If you'd like to find seasons of thought on social media sites (or see snapshots of my day-to-day personal life) we have some accounts for that.
seasons of thought on Instagram: @seasonsofthought
jennifer langley on Instagram @jenniferlangley93