mothjournal14

Welcome to mothjournal14!

If this is your first time visiting, I’m so glad you’re here! If you’ve visited before, welcome back!

I’m a poet, a writer, and a historian who has been keeping journals since I was a young girl. I began this website in 2018 after the two most life-changing events of my life, well, besides marrying my husband and giving birth to our two daughters that is. You can hop on over to My Story if you’d like to read more.

My fifteen years as a U.S. History teacher also make their way into my journals and writings. History is as much a part of me as my faith and my family. I get that love from my father who inspired my passion and encouraged me to pursue knowledge in every aspect of my life. His wisdom and grace were two of the things I respected most about him. I hope now that he is gone, that I am a good custodian of all the books that lined the shelves in his office and that have made their way into mine. For the Love of History is where you can find my musings about history and education.

You can visit me on Pinterest where I post a lot of my poetry or head on over to My Poetry for a peek.

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you visit often!

With gratitude,

Jennifer

MY RECOVERY JOURNAL

March 22, 2018, is a day I will forever celebrate. In many ways, it’s my birthday. The day I became the person God had meant for me to be all along. The day I gave my past, my present, my future to His keeping. The day His love and grace covered me. The day I surrendered and in doing so gained life in abundance and peace overflowing. This is my testament. This is my story. 

I’ve been journaling most of my life. Through my recovery journey, I’ve come to value the clarity and peace it brings me even more. What began as a means of expelling the darkness has transformed into a pathway for sharing the light.  


At heart, I am a historian. My love of books, of words, of learning, is lifelong. Sometimes, I’m inspired to share my thoughts on current and historical events, education and learning, and events that have impacted and shaped my life. These are my thoughts and my opinions, and in no way meant to disrespect or demean the opinions or views of others.

THE THING ABOUT FORGIVENESS 

We are called to love one another as Christ has loved us and to forgive those who persecute us. But that’s the thing about forgiveness. There’s so much beauty in its meaning but so much resistance in putting it into practice. 

THERE ARE SOME JOURNEYS WE MUST WALK ALONE

Facing addiction, alcoholism, grief, and despair, are journeys of the soul that must be faced alone. These journeys feel more like battles, but they open us to healing and to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our Creator than we’d ever know until we face them.

THE GOODBYES THAT HURT THE MOST

The goodbyes that hurt most, are the ones we never got to say. Those linger, dying on trembling lips, over and over again. 

MY POETRY


Poetry is an innate part of me.
Each word a gift from God to me.
Words pouring from the heart of me.
Verses rising from the faith in me.
Stories singing of the hope in me.
Lines echoing the love in me.
Poetry is my gift and my salvation.

JN Fenwick, © 2023

Visit me on Pinterest for poetry inspired by my faith, my hope, and always, my loves.

All work is original © 2017 – 2023 Jennifer N. Fenwick | JN Fenwick | mothjournal14.

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MY BOOKS



My first book, Four Weeks, was released in 2018 just a few months before Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle of Florida where we live. I was barely six months into my recovery journey at that time and had I allowed it, this very real storm might have dragged me back into the darkness. God, as He had promised, remained at my side, providing the grace and strength I needed to care for myself, as well as for our family, church community, and community as a whole. The fortress He wrapped around me reinforced forever His promise to fight for me at all times and in all things.

The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.

Exodus 14:14

Out of the devastation of Hurricane Michael, In the Eye of the Storm and In the Aftermath of the Storm were born. Both books were a community effort, with so many survivors of that fateful day contributing their stories, images, poetry, and artwork to create something lasting that could also be used to generate funds for the recovery effort. I am grateful to all who contributed. These books will forever hold a special place in my heart, because, in the writing and editing of them, God was once again reminding me of His faithfulness.

Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Visit my Author Page for ordering information, reviews, and more. I am grateful to everyone who has taken the time to leave a review. Your feedback is appreciated more than you know.

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