Welcome to Documenting Glory! I’m Jennifer, a simple wife and mom with an extraordinary God! Blessedly spoiled wife to Billy and mom to four crazy, highly creative, sometimes cranky, but always amazing children. Our journey has been far from what we ever expected, but God has proven Himself faithful through it all. I am so thankful for the promise that every unexpected step of the journey was planned by our loving and sovereign Father before the foundation of the world for His glory and for our good! My heart’s desire is to steward the story He’s given us well. I blog about “Family, Friends, Learning, Books, Music, Photography, Food…and the Ramblings of a Wife and Mom Daily Amazed by the Grace of an Awesome God!” at Ponderings of an Elect Exile. I also write and speak about child protection issues…another subject close to my heart.
Documenting Glory came about because of my desire to share the glimpses of God’s glory that peek through my camera lens. His creation amazes me every day; it is a constant call to worship. What an amazing thought that the creation here is only a shadow of its former self…and that God will restore it even as He restores His people!
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. (Romans 8:18-25)