Author Jen Hatmaker

  • Jen Hatmaker

    Jen Hatmaker is the author of nine books and Bible studies, including Interrupted and 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and five kids, three the old-fashioned way and two adopted from Ethiopia. You can read about her speaking schedule, family, and blog at www.jenhatmaker.com.

 

Holding Each Others Stories With Careful Hands

Everyone involved in the adopted kids/teacher conversation, listen: Just because we are sensitive to our kids' trauma (and we adopted ours when they were older with their memories and grief very intact), this does not mean that we are not also writing a narrative that "you are ours - entirely, gratefully, forever." Read more...

Failure is not a deal-breaker in this house

Obviously, because I am a Christian author and speaker married to a pastor, our children are perfect, always behaving as if singing angels dropped them straight into our arms from the bosom of heaven. They obey the first time they are asked, they love each other desperately and never fight over the Wii remote, and they donate their birthday money to the Foundation for the Homeless they set up when they were in elementary school. No one ever rolls their eyes at me or procures big, dramatic sighs when I tell them to clean their filthy bathroom. Their first words were, “I want to ask Jesus into my heart.” (I know, right? We were surprised too. They skipped right over ‘Mama’ and ‘Dada’ to the gospel of atonement.) Read more...
  • Verse of the Day - 12-18-2014

    Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Read More

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