Author Archives: Jen Hughes

Not Just Another Book About Shame & Overcoming Your Past

Is “Unashamed” just another book in a sea of self-help books? Or is it really worth a read? If you can’t seem to move forward or need something highly practical to help you deal with your past or beat your struggles with shame, this book offers excellent examples and precise strategies of what you can […]

2 Things Anxiety Loves To Do To People

Because anxiety is rooted in fear, it casts a spell of avoidance on its victims to to keep them away from what is scary. And this goes far beyond heights or terrifying carnival rides. For example, even procrastination and indecisiveness are ways that anxiety tries to take you out of action to prove its so-called […]

Back-To-School Prayers, Puritan Style

As school gets started here in the South, naturally you’re praying about teachers, schedules, activities, friends, stress, workload etc. But as you think of these modern-day concerns, it’s good to know that there were prayers prayed a few centuries ago that could bring your prayers today to a whole new level. What if you took a few minutes […]

BOOK REVIEW: “Spirit Rising, Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit” (Plus one more)

You have a good reason for being leery when it comes to the way some people and certain churches approach the Holy Spirit. But our triune God includes the Holy Spirit and He should be just as important to us as the Father and the Son. While every follower is imperfect, pastor and author, Jim […]


In Atlanta, it’s been the overlooked school. But now that more and more students are looking outside the state for college, many are discovering the university that others have missed. As fans would tell you, the real USC is in Columbia, South Carolina. Jen’s Keeping Room Tips: Let these particulars help you decide if you’d like […]

How Many Apologies Does It Take?

So you’ve messed up and apologized. You only owe one apology per offense, right? Not necessarily. Yes, the person you wronged is commanded to be quick to forgive you, but some cases can be better resolved after multiple apologies. Likewise, several layers of apologies may be helpful to restore intimacy. As a Christian, you are not […]

What Will Happen to Being a Daddy’s Girl?

It’s everywhere. Commercials, movies, retail. The trend now is for the girl to be the lead. And she’s usually displaying physical strength, sensuality, or attitude…or all three. Certainly, positive treatment of women is biblical and beneficial, but there are consequences to giving status to females that is outside of God’s original design. One such problem with the push for redefining the […]

The Missing Key To Finding Balance

Desiring balance is a worthy goal, but are Americans really all that balanced? There is so much focus in society to be extremely successful while also being perfectly balanced that you may be confused and actually find yourself unsuccessful and out-of-balance. But there is a way to find that happy medium. At the core of being balanced is having […]

For Teen Girls: A Quiz and An Invitation

Do you sometimes have a hard time making decisions? Do you regret some of the decisions you’ve made recently? Do you sometimes upset people by what you say/post? Do you worry you aren’t smart enough, or do you even sometimes feel stupid? Do you wish you weren’t so moody, or didn’t feel so much? Do you have a […]

Are You Aware of the Modern Mindsets about Porn?

When a young man strong in his faith read a 2014 Keeping Room article about porn, (click here to review) his response was: “She’s overreacting. Porn is just a normal part of life. It’s everywhere, and in everything.” When a young woman devoted to Christ and purity recently considered dating a young man, she asked: “When it […]