Jenny Henry

Jenny Henry grew up right here in the New River Valley. She studied Education at Radford University. Jenny taught primary school for seven years before deciding to stay home with her young sons Jack, 8, and Sully, 5. She and her husband, Emanual have been married for ten years. Jenny writes to remind her readers that, through it all, God is good. His love and grace are lavished on us. And we have a hope that will never be put to shame.

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Member Spotlight: Meet the Boezaarts


We’d like to introduce you to a couple that is a part of Northstar: Ted and Johke Boezaart. They have come to us from halfway around the world and have felt God lead them to invest in Northstar, so let’s get this introduction started! Be sure to say, “Hi!” in person the next time you see either of them. What …

The Sparrow


Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.  – Matthew 10:29-31 (ESV) This has always been one of my favorite verses from the Bible. In …

Covering Our Scars


When I was younger, I slipped and fell while taking my dog for a walk. I remember the pain as the gravel and pavement sliced through my knee. I got up and limped my way back home. There, my mom helped dig out the gravel, clean the wound and bandaged up my knee. My knee doesn’t hurt anymore, but you …

Praying Parents


But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 3:14-15, NIV) Belly full, clean body, clean teeth, tangles combed, …

Scriptures by Topic


Salvation: He answered, “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27) For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result …

The Golden Rule


  “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” (Luke 6:31) Most of us can recite the Golden Rule. As a former school teacher and mom, I have found myself reminding others of this rule many times. However, recently the Spirit has been reminding me of the Golden Rule.    If I’m honest, it …

A Winning Approval


“Mommy, look at me!  Watch this!” My son yells to me as he swings from the monkey bars.  I look away for one quick second during his “performance.”  “Mommy you didn’t watch!”  So, this time I lock my eyes on what he is about to do and try to not even blink.  He does a flip.  “Great job, Jack! That …

Think to Change: Purpose response


Sometimes, I have a bad attitude. My bad attitude causes me to be short tempered with others.  It makes it hard for me to enjoy things I love.  It causes me to have hateful, anxious thoughts.  I really need to do something about my bad attitude. That’s why the Think to Change series comes at just the right time for …

10 verses that encourage us about God’s love


God loves you. You hear it every Sunday. You see it on the bumper sticker of the minivan in front of you at the stoplight. You sing it to your children. We hear and see these words often, but we should never go numb to this simple phrase. God loves you! Recently, I heard Scott Young, the Commander of GraceLife …