Meet Danita Jenae!
Hello there. My name is Redeemed. But most people call me Danita.
This is me. I'm a poem of praise. All dolled up, filled up with the Lord, and I feel happy. You can tell because my bed is made. The curtains are wide open. My hair is curled. And I am singing. But I don't always look or feel this way.
This is also me. I'm a poem of lament. I am grieving. You can tell because my house is a mess. My hair isn't washed. I'm exhausted and desperate for God to do something. And I can't run as fast as my bare-booty toddler to get the diaper on her bum.
The Lord has redeemed me, healed me, and delivered me from decades of torment, unhealthy thinking, and illness. I am redeemed! My Redeemer lives! My Deliverer has come! And I want you to meet Him!
I'm also a military wife, a young mom, and a little quirky. The Lord fashioned me into a mud pie of Texas dirt and Florida's emerald waters and then He breathed in some of Colorado's mountain air. Sometimes I wonder why I wasn't born in in the 1940s... or in Brazil.
I love enjoying the company of international friends and all the vivid colors and life they bring to the way I see the world.
As we have moved across the country, we've been part of some thriving church communities: Southern Baptist, International Anglican, Non-denominational, Evangelical, Assembly of God. It's so beautiful to see the Bride of Christ, in all her weaknesses and strengths, as One, in unity, being made spotless and pure.
That's my heart for the Church, that we'd be One, just as Jesus prayed so desperately right before taking up His cross.
And as for my heart for you...
Your Redeemer lives, and I want you to meet Him!
The Lover of Your Soul still speaks. And I want to help you hear Him.
His Kingdom is here. I want to help you draw near to Him.
Something you and I have in common? We are the Lord's poetry. As believers, we are God's workmanship in Christ Jesus. And workmanship means poem! So whether you are a psalm of lament or praise today, offer yourself to those around you and offer yourself to the Lord. Vulnerability, after all, is the precursor to joy!
Well, enough about me! My joy is learning more about you!
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Where else you can find me?
I also invite you to my Gallery of Worship over at SplatterJoy. There, you'll find a collection of praise poems, prophetic art, modern day psalms, and original songs:
come along with me!
Other places you can find my work:
A unique take on social media at the MOPS Blog, “How God Used Art and Instagram to Help me Conquer Postpartum Depression.”
Encouragement to find joy through vulnerability at Lauren Gaskill Inspires, “The Road to Joy is the Road to Trust.”