It was a Friday night and I had lived in Dallas a year and a half. I was going to the DMA with a few girls I had just met through a church home group. We took in the art, enjoyed some wine and watched a traditional African dance. The night ended with us sitting in the car sharing funny dreams we recently had. From that night on I gained some of my closest friends. One of those being Jennifer (Stetter) Jacket.
Jen and I would meet up several mornings to walk and pray. We would enjoy our self-proclaimed wine and theology nights and we would religiously watch an old man break out some amazing dance moves at our favorite Plano establishment, Obzeet. We eventually moved in together after feeling God’s calling to move closer to The Village Dallas campus and we co-lead a home group together. I was able to watch first hand the joy of God bringing Jen and her husband, David, into a relationship and then stand next to them as the Maid of Honor in their wedding.
Our relationship has had highs and lows that have firmly planted our friendship in Christ. I am so thankful to have walked so closely with Jen for such a brief time and now continue to stay in contact as best as we can considering God has led our lives down separate trajectories for the time being. It’s always a joy to connect and share the fun things going on around us as well as the deep things God is doing in our lives.
All of that to say, she is a gem. You would benefit from her writing….check out her blog and drink from the well that she so eloquently leads you to in her writing!