Category Archives for "Faith"

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/

Mar 18

What vow will you take? The Easter story.

By Jenny Morris | 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 that is presented every ten years as a vow to God to keep them safe from the Bubonic Plague. “What’s a Passion play,” I asked. She told me it’s the Easter story where Jesus is arrested, put on trial, and crucified. “It’s such a sad story, not one I feel passionate about.”

“Passion in Latin means suffering,” she explained. The above conversation took place years ago, and it came to mind because this year is one of the towns anniversary years, and the world is experiencing a plague of our own.

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, the Easter story. 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 and has become a part of their Easter story.

Watch this trailer for The Passion Play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA1asVO4eIU&feature=youtu.be  The Passion Play of Oberammergau

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;


Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter!

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/

Aug 27

The Secrets of the Scriptures

By Jenny Morris | Bible Based , Faith , Inspiration

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy that many of you took the time to click on the link in my latest newsletter to listen to my interview with Dr. Abby. However, some of my readers may have had difficulty finding the interview on The Secrets of the Scriptures website. Here are the directions on how to find the interview on the website.

After you click on the link below, please scroll down to the bottom of the webpage and click on Show #3 and the audio will play.
https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-secrets-of-the-scriptures

I hope you enjoy the interview, get inspired and live your life to the fullest!

Blessings,
Jenny Grace Morris

Aug 27

Jenny Grace Morris Living the Faith and Inspiration ……

By Jenny Morris | Faith , Inspiration

As Raphael joined us, we began a deep conversation about God and the Bible.One of the themes in our church sermon that week was heaven. I mentioned the Bible verse from Luke 17:20-21 that says “Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Like many of us, we are waiting to pass on and then go to the kingdom. As he asked questions the verse from the Lord’s prayer came to me. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. I wanted him to know he could feel the presence of heaven right now.

I am grateful to have met Raphael. I continue to pray for him hoping love and kindness continues to find him well.

Jan 25

Ask Amazing Grace: People always ask me for money and I give to everyone. It affects my own income, what should I do?

By Jenny Morris | Faith , Inspiration

Q: People always ask me for money and I give to everyone. It affects my own income, what should I do?

A: You are obviously a very generous person with a big heart. I think its right to take care of others when God directed but not to the detriment of oneself. Each scenario needs to be prayed about for the right solution. Sometimes giving money is the answer. I support a variety of causes and receive requests from myriad organizations to help them too. Also, people on the street might ask or simply look like they need food and shelter. One year my daughter and I purchased food, water, hats, scarves, gloves and other items and put them in bags. We included a religious article about Home and everyone’s God given right to have a good place to live. It spoke about how to pray effectively and where to go for spiritual support. We handed them out in the streets of NYC. In addition, I might purchase food for someone rather than hand them money.

This story from Acts 3 addresses your question. “Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.
When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. (NIV)

Isn’t this the real need for everyone. Its to know that God gives us what will truly bless us. Giving that lame man money would only benefit him temporarily but giving him the ability to walk and care for himself had long lasting value. We too can listen to God’s answer to what would best help each individual. God is the source of all good and when we direct each person to learning about God and His infinite ways to take care of all our needs, we will give that person the best gift in the world.