Category Archives for "Faith"

Sep 29

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By Jeanine Grich Clontz | Faith , Inspiration

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May 19

Being so shy and quiet was truly an obstacle

By Jeanine Grich Clontz | Clarify Your Calling , Faith , Inspiration

Being so shy and quiet was truly an obstacle

Have you ever been shy? Perhaps you still are. Are you wondering if this is it and there is no possibility of change? As a child I didn’t know I was shy, I just knew it felt safer to hide behind my mother when people spoke to me, and have my mom always answer for me. I had a few friends, but never took the leadership role. I was considered the quiet one. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to participate, it was simply that I didn’t have anything to say; or so I thought.  

As I reached high school and college, I attracted people who were talkative; people who enjoyed the fact that I was a good listener. But I wanted more for my life than to be in the background. 

In Sunday school the teacher talked about how Christ healed people of diverse problems and gave examples of Christian healing in her life, yet it didn’t register that shyness was a challenge I could turn over to God.  

During my college years my thoughts about myself were so turbulent that I was afraid to make eye contact with fellow students in the hallway. I started to realize that being so shy and quiet was truly an obstacle.  

Healing started as I turned to God with all my heart

College ended but the shyness continued. I went to a party with my boyfriend and I was unable to connect with anyone. I found an empty room and stayed there until he came to find me. We did not remain a couple. A few years after our breakup I finally started to gain the tools I needed to be a great conversationalist. It wasn’t easy.  

It occurred to me that through the years I encountered many people who had physical difficulties, which could have made them withdrawn or shy away from others, yet they had confidence in their other abilities, interacted well with everyone, and participated in activities, without dwelling on their disabilities. I wondered if I could do the same.

Healing started as I turned to God with all my heart. One evening I was walking by myself on the beautiful grounds of a local university and praying fervently to God, asking for release from this burden, when the thought came to me that there were so many future opportunities for me to bless others if I felt at ease and could communicate wisely and effectively. I don’t remember exactly when this timidity lifted or how long it took, but the process had started.  

A few ideas towards healing

These are a few ideas that have helped me along the way towards healing:

1. I had faith that God had the power to take away the pain and fear associated with feeling apprehensive around people. 

2. I trusted God to help me, and not look for causes for my demeanor. 

3. I studied scripture and related to Moses’ speech impediment, when he feared to confront Pharaoh. He was assured that God would be with his mouth and teach him what to say. This would be true for me also.

4. I clung to the idea of selfless involvement and began the process by asking people questions about their lives until reaching out became second nature.

5. I needed to let go of prejudging what others might think of me. Every one of us are God’s children and we have been given the ability to see affable talents and qualities in each other as well as in ourselves.

Today no one ever believes I was shy

Now, many years later (a lady never tells her age), I am a performer who-enacts Susan B. Anthony with a trio of other “her-storical” women (depicted in photo), a voice actor, an emcee at events, a member of our local National speakers association and a coach, helping women clarify their calling.  

Today no one ever believes I was shy. My daughter tells me that I have gone a little too far in the other direction because I start a conversation with people wherever I go.  

If you have any similar feelings about being shy, uncomfortable speaking in front of people, or considered the quiet one, and want healing, I can assure you that what God did for me he can do for you. “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 NLT

From a recent interview with Deb Morrison of Greater in Jesus is Me https://greaterisjesusinme.com/debs-story/

Jenny Grace Morris has a BA degree in social work, and added the most important element, God, as the ultimate healer. How could any difficulty be resolved without prayer for the right solutions?

Jenny Grace received her CCLC, MCLC, Stress Relief Coach© and Quasar Life Coach© certification, then developed the Relationship Communication Specialist© training and certification program in collaboration with Dr. Leelo Bush.

Jenny Grace has spoken at a variety of national, international and local conferences throughout the years. She especially loves uplifting others through her engaging presentations laced with stories from the Bible, making them highly relevant and interactive with contemporary subject matter.

For more information or to sign-up for her newsletter, visit: https://jennygracemorris.com/clarify-your-calling-gift/

Nov 25

Ask Amazing Grace: Holiday Drama

By Jeanine Grich Clontz | Faith , Inspiration , Scriptures

Ask Amazing Grace:  Holiday Drama

Q: My sister has been causing drama for the last 20 years.  Last year she told the family that she never wanted to talk with us again. Now she wants to celebrate the Holidays with us, as well as her birthday, using zoom. Although I welcome the idea, I’m fearful of her vicious attacks. Can you help me sort it out?

A:  My first concern is for you. Loving someone who lashes out is not easy. Plus, it is difficult not to take it personally. The anger that shoots its arrow, often stems from a person who is hurt, with feelings of self-hatred. Your solution is to find the balance between expressing the love given to you from God, while simultaneously not allowing yourself to be violated by your sister’s words or actions. The love you express can be a healing agent for you and your sister, as she may feel the love of God through you. 

It is essential that you do not make a decision based on guilt or obligation, but on God’s direction. A familiar Bible verse from James says:  the wisdom that comes from above leads us to be pure, friendly, gentle, sensible, kind, helpful, genuine, and sincere.

If your response coincides with the above verse, then you know you’re being directed by God, and will be kept out of harm’s way. You need not be a target for aggressive behavior. 

Create your boundaries ahead of any planned communication with your sister. Then relay them in a kind and confident manner. Let her know your parameters are for the purpose of a happy visit, which can include peaceful conversations and the length of the Zoom call.

In the meantime, continue praying for your sister’s freedom from the onslaught of critical and negative thoughts, which are always propelled by the carnal or mortal mind. If you go into the situation with Love guiding the way, you may find yourself enjoying a harmonious and compatible relationship. 

Jenny Grace Morris has a BA degree in social work, and added the most important element, God, as the ultimate healer. How could any difficulty be resolved without prayer for the right solutions?

Jenny Grace received her CCLC, MCLC, Stress Relief Coach© and Quasar Life Coach© certification, then developed the Relationship Communication Specialist© training and certification program in collaboration with Dr. Leelo Bush.

Jenny Grace has spoken at a variety of national, international and local conferences throughout the years. She especially loves uplifting others through her engaging presentations laced with stories from the Bible, making them highly relevant and interactive with contemporary subject matter.

For more information or to sign-up for her newsletter, visit: https://jennygracemorris.com/clarify-your-calling-gift/

Jul 16

What vow will you take?

By Jeanine Grich Clontz | Bible Based , Faith , Inspiration , Scriptures

What vow will you take?

My friend told me she was going to a little village in Germany to watch a Passion play.  What is a Passion play I asked.  She said it was the Easter story where Jesus is arrested, put on trial and is crucified.  It’s such a sad story, not one I feel passionate about, I exclaimed.  Passion in Latin means suffering she explained.  Well I hope they remember to include the resurrection and ascension I silently commented.  

This was years ago.  I was reminded of it again because the origins of producing this play every ten years was due to a vow made by the villagers when a plague threatened the lives of it’s citizens and Europe.

Here is the Oberammergau history  according to; https://2020-oberammergau.com/history/– In the 17th century the thirty years’ war took place (1618-1648) in central Europe and was one of history’s most devastating. As a result of the war, poverty and disease was widespread and thousands died as a result of the plague.  In the small village of Oberammergau alone there were 80 deaths. During this time of suffering the citizens of Oberammergau made a sacred pledge that every 10 years they would perform a “Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ” if God would protect them from the plague. Legend has it that after the vow was made, there was not even one further case of Bubonic Plague in the village and those town members that already were afflicted recovered.

Also: https://www.themiracleofmysteria.com/stories-behind-the-story/the-story-of-oberammergau/ 

Oberammergau passion play history. The promise was fulfilled for the first time during Pentecost in 1634 and every 10 years since, the villagers of Oberammergau have continued to implement their pledge with the exception of 1940 when the play was cancelled due to World War 2.

This tradition has continued over 4 centuries with only residents of Oberammergau permitted to actually take part. The participants devote a year of their lives to re-enact the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. All of the people taking part in the Passion play or as it is known in German “Passionsspiele”  are ordinary people who carry on pursuing their normal everyday lives such as doctors, teachers, housewives etc. All the main speaking parts have always been filled by actors who were born in Oberammergau or have lived there for at least 20 years. This custom has remained throughout the 380 years since this world famous Passion Play was first performed.

Watch this trailer for The Passion Play

What insights have you received from praying about this virus?

My go to Bible verse comes from Psalm 91



Whoever goes to the Lord for safety,
whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty,
can say to him,
“You are my defender and protector.
You are my God; in you I trust.”
He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers
and from all deadly diseases.
He will cover you with his wings;
you will be safe in his care;
his faithfulness will protect and defend you.
You need not fear any dangers at night
or sudden attacks during the day
or the plagues that strike in the dark
or the evils that kill in daylight.
7A thousand may fall dead beside you,
ten thousand all around you,
You will look and see
how the wicked are punished.
You have made the Lord your defender,
the Most High your protector,
and so no disaster will strike you,
no violence will come near your home.
God will put his angels in charge of you they will hold you up with their hands
to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones.
 You will trample down lions and snakes,
fierce lions and poisonous snakes.
God says, “I will save those who love me
and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord.
When they call to me, I will answer them;when they are in trouble, I will be with them.
I will rescue them and honor them.
I will reward them with long life;
I will save them.”
when they are in trouble, I will be with them to protect you wherever you go.
but you will not be harmed.

Jenny Morris has a BA degree in social work, and added the most important element, God, as the ultimate healer. How could any difficulty be resolved without prayer for the right solutions?

Jenny received her CCLC, MCLC, Stress Relief Coach© and Quasar Life Coach© certification, then developed the Relationship Communication Specialist© training and certification program in collaboration with Dr. Leelo Bush.

Jenny has spoken at a variety of national, international and local conferences throughout the years. She especially loves uplifting others through her engaging presentations laced with stories from the Bible, making them highly relevant and interactive with contemporary subject matter.

For more information or to sign-up for her newsletter, visit: https://jennygracemorris.com/clarify-your-calling-gift/

Jul 03

Celebrating a birthday and anniversary for women’s rights. Can you guess what and who?

By Jenny Morris | Faith , Inspiration

Celebrating a birthday and anniversary for women’s rights. Can you guess what and who?

A woman who hears me read the Bible aloud every week told me she was born in 1926. I thought,”wow”, that was 6 years after the 19th amendment to our constitution was ratified giving women the right to vote. This right had rarely crossed my mind during my younger years because it didn’t occur to me that there was a time when women couldn’t vote.

The women in my family were always feisty, independent and oftentimes a little rebellious. I was encouraged to form my own opinions, though once I did, I felt that everyone would have been happier If I didn’t because often it conflicted with their point of view.

I am constantly praying and following the inspiration I receive from God. After a prayer on how my talents could be best used next, I met a woman in a business meeting who was telling those of us at her table that she reenacted Elizabeth Cady Stanton in a one woman show. I had many questions for her and expressed an enormous amount of enthusiasm about her performances.

I told her how much I enjoyed theater and had trained as an actress in New York City.  She turned to me and exclaimed, “would you join my presentation and reenact Susan B Anthony?” “Yes,” I said with great excitement, because I knew that this was a Divine connection that would lead me to my next “calling”.

Thus began my research into the suffragette movement.  If you are a history buff or supporter of the women’s movement, then the following facts will be no surprise to you. This year not only are we celebrating a woman’s right to vote, but it is 200 years since the birth of Susan B Anthony.

Susan was a social reformer and women’s rights activist. She didn’t start out as a suffragette but as an activist in the Temperance and abolitionist movements. Once she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she dedicated her life to equal rights for women. She intuitively knew that without a woman’s right to vote these other topics she spoke about may not gain the support needed.

There was nothing easy about being a suffragette. Women often were thrown in prison, fined and went on hunger strikes.

If you lived in those times, what would you have done?

Is the right to vote important to you?

Do you remember the first president you voted for and what year it took place?

Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge on the suffragette movement;

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/58ea78675faa9d643b89b0d7/womens-suffrage-movement

Want to share your score? Email me at: askamazinggrace@gmail.com

Jenny Morris has a BA degree in social work, and added the most important element, God, as the ultimate healer. How could any difficulty be resolved without prayer for the right solutions?
Jenny received her CCLC, MCLC, Stress Relief Coach© and Quasar Life Coach© certification, then developed the Relationship Communication Specialist© training and certification program in collaboration with Dr. Leelo Bush.
Jenny has spoken at a variety of national, international and local conferences throughout the years. She especially loves uplifting others through her engaging presentations laced with stories from the Bible, making them highly relevant and interactive with contemporary subject matter.
For more information or to sign-up for her newsletter, visit: https://jennygracemorris.com/clarify-your-calling-gift/
Jun 11

Do you know your Godly heritage? Finding your own footsteps.

By Jenny Morris | Career Transitions , Faith , Inspiration

Do You Know Your Godly Heritage? Finding Your Own Footsteps.

Have you ever thought I am just like my dad, mom, aunt or any other relative?  Or perhaps someone said to you that you were just like a family member. When my siblings and I were young, we would cringe at the thought of being just like someone else if we felt the comparison was not very flattering.  

Did you know that you have a goodly heritage as stated in the Bible? Yes, it’s true! We are God’s image and likeness and so are our parents. But we don’t look to the flesh for evidence of this because God is Spirit. (John 4:24) 

You are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. (Rom 8:9)  

It is more fun and exciting to see our Godly, and Goodly heritage. How do you reflect your Divine Father? Are you good at sports, that takes balance and coordination? Do you love music, art, or anything that is creative?

David wrote the Psalms and played the harp. Exodus:35 tells us that we are filled with the Spirit of God, with ability, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanshipto devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze. Maybe you are good at math and science. Have you ever read the description of making the Ark of the Covenant that held the Ten Commandments? Those instructions were precise and required a lot of measuring.

Check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjGJ2MSpauk 

Whatever your talents are, they came from God.  We inherit all good from God. 

As they say, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”  No! not that apple in the garden of Eden, but the apple of God’s eye, “You”.

Jenny Morris has a BA degree in social work, and added the most important element, God, as the ultimate healer. How could any difficulty be resolved without prayer for the right solutions?

Jenny received her CCLC, MCLC, Stress Relief Coach© and Quasar Life Coach© certification, then developed the Relationship Communication Specialist© training and certification program in collaboration with Dr. Leelo Bush.

Jenny has spoken at a variety of national, international and local conferences throughout the years. She especially loves uplifting others through her engaging presentations laced with stories from the Bible, making them highly relevant and interactive with contemporary subject matter.

For more information or to sign-up for her newsletter, visit: https://jennygracemorris.com/clarify-your-calling-gift/

May 12

Clarify Your Calling!

By Jenny Morris | Career Transitions , Faith , Inspiration

Clarify Your Calling

Embrace the role you were born to play!

What does it mean to Clarify your Calling?

In the past few years, I had the privilege of meeting with teenage girls in my home.  “Privileged?” you might ask.

        These extraordinary young women all struggled with an answer to the same question: what should I do with the rest of my life?  The need to explore this quest happened within minutes of us sitting down at my dining room table.

 The answer, of course, is not to focus on “the rest of your life” but what to do next. These girls were international students, missionaries, and high schoolers, all from different backgrounds. It gave me an opportunity to listen to their stories, interests, and frustrations which resulted in a deep conversation to help them clarify their calling.

So, what does “Clarify your Calling” exactly mean?  When any endeavor seems complicated, obscure or confusing, the starting point to shed light on the subject is to listen, uncover, and illumine all the elements that make each one of us unique. I listen for what makes an individual enthusiastic about the story they are telling. I watch the way their eyes light up when something is important, and how excited they are to share it. Then I ask questions that help a person to gain insight into their distinct purpose.

Everyone has a “Calling” or “Divine Design” that makes them of great value. It is easy for us to “miss the mark” and try to create our own blueprint without God’s help.

But If your heart’s desire is to find the calling that God has ordained for your life in order to experience the glories of His plan, it is easy if you daily start your prayers with “Thy will be done” Then ask God what He wants you to accomplish that day for His glory and guide you towards the next step to embracing the role you were born to play. Listen! “Your own ears will hear Him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go, whether to the right or to the left.” Isaiah 30:21

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Jenny Morris has a BA degree in social work, and added the most important element, God, as the ultimate healer. How could any difficulty be resolved without prayer for the right solutions?

Jenny received her CCLC, MCLC, Stress Relief Coach© and Quasar Life Coach© certification, then developed the Relationship Communication Specialist© training and certification program in collaboration with Dr. Leelo Bush.

Jenny has spoken at a variety of national, international and local conferences throughout the years. She especially loves uplifting others through her engaging presentations laced with stories from the Bible, making them highly relevant and interactive with contemporary subject matter.

For more information or to sign-up for her newsletter, visit: https://jennygracemorris.com/clarify-your-calling-gift/

Apr 01

Embrace the Role you were Born to Play!

By Jeanine Grich Clontz | Bible Based , Faith , Inspiration , Scriptures

Embrace the role you were Born to play!

“I’m going to my friends house for a Seder dinner this year,” I told my church friends. What’s Seder they asked? “The story of Passover,  which was being celebrated at “the last supper, and made famous by The Holy Bible and Leonardo DeVinci.” 

“Oh yes, the story of the Red Sea parting,” they concurred. “Well there’s more to the story than that,” I explained.” Before the Israelites had gathered their belongings and headed towards the land of milk and honey, Pharaoh had refused to let them leave, even though the Egyptians faced 10 plagues because of his refusal. The last plague brought devastation to the country, but had a desirable outcome for the Hebrews. The plague: the death of the first born sons of each household in the land. God told Moses that the Israelite families would be spared, all they needed to do was to sacrifice a lamb and put the blood on the door of their homes so that death would Passover their houses. Today, and throughout history, the Celebration of safety from this plague is called Passover.” 

During this year’s plague, I often read the 91st Psalm which includes the words, “no Plague shall come nigh my dwelling”.  I told my mom about this and sent her a beautiful picture of the 91st psalm and suggested we should all be putting this on our doors. She readily agreed and said she was going to start the trend. Will you share this prayer of protection and put the 91st psalm on your door? Click here to share!

Jenny Morris has a BA degree in social work, and added the most important element, God, as the ultimate healer. How could any difficulty be resolved without prayer for the right solutions?

Jenny received her CCLC, MCLC, Stress Relief Coach© and Quasar Life Coach© certification, then developed the Relationship Communication Specialist© training and certification program in collaboration with Dr. Leelo Bush.

Jenny has spoken at a variety of national, international and local conferences throughout the years. She especially loves uplifting others through her engaging presentations laced with stories from the Bible, making them highly relevant and interactive with contemporary subject matter.

For more information or to sign-up for her newsletter, visit: https://jennygracemorris.com/clarify-your-calling-gift/