Author Archives: Jen Cross

About Jen Cross

I'm a sales and marketing consultant with a background in many verticals. I create social media market campaigns for the healthcare market and manage their social media.

Now Available on Amazon!!

I’m pleased to announce that you can now purchase The Dallas Divorcee  in paperback or Kindle on Amazon!  It has been a long road to publish my first novel, and I’m so excited about the buzz already surrounding it in the Dallas area and beyond. Click … Continue reading

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Hello Fresh-Review

As a busy working mom of three, I would never have time to write without a little help!  So, I’m reviewing different products that make my life a little easier. As such, the boys and I tried out the “Hello … Continue reading

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Things I Learned from Publishing a Book

It’s hard to believe that is has been a little over a month since I self published, The Dallas Divorcee which by the way readers, please leave me some love on Amazon if you haven’t already!  I thought I would share some … Continue reading

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Summertime…

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Summer in the Big D, and my boys and I are ready.  So ready for all that summer brings including some new habits and projects. First, we have cut the chord on the … Continue reading

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Ever Felt Like A Nothing?

I’m about a quarter through my final revisions and because I changed directions a bit with the story-ok, a lot, I am having to rework some chapters and add new material in with the old.   It’s exciting to see … Continue reading

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Timing, Tiptoeing, Terror…Updated from Long Ago–More Relevant Than Ever

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43-18-19 he past six months have provided me with ample time for reflection on […]

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“Love is the condition …

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”~Heinlein

It’s amazing how much you learn from loving someone else…particularly when it isn’t returned or wanted.  I learned that I have so much more to give than I really do to others, my children, or myself.  It has brought me full circle to the realization that I am not ever going to be happy in life unless I am able to share myself, my compassion or my life with others.

I would love to do this solely through my writing but other areas are calling me as well.  It is an interesting and exciting time as I figure out exactly what it all means.  It came through a painful path, but I hope in the end that it means something wonderful.

In it all, I keep thinking about Joseph (yeah..the guy with the funky coat as my dear friend and lapsed Jew pointed out!).  Joseph was hurt and betrayed by the ones that he loved most.  They threw him in a pit and went on with their day..never caring..  He was rescued by a caravan from Egypt shortly after being thrown in the pit.  Funny thing…that caravan had to be in motion…had to have started…long before  Joseph’s brother’s let hatred overcome them.  God was in motion long before Joseph need him…  

I think and I hope that is the case for me and my boys.   It helps make sense of a time that seems nonsensical.  I’m thankful for my friends who recognize the potential and good in me and repeatedly stress those truths to me when I’m hurting.  I’m thankful for my family who loves me fiercely and would never let me cry.  And most of all, I am thankful for the exceptional children that I have…who never cease to amaze me and complete strangers at their bond and loving goodness to others.  

 

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The Rarity and Value of Diamonds…

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~Confucius

I am having a hard time writing this, an exceptionally hard time.  At first, I couldn’t think of a thing to say, “Yes, me..” Go ahead and laugh but it does happen on occasion.  I guess it is because I feel particularly prone to criticism at the moment or rather..the barbs of criticism.   Let’s face it, I know that there are people reading this who do not wish me well.  They have a smirk on their face wondering what “faux pas” of honesty or vulnerability that I might impart that will cause them to roll their eyes and dismiss me.  However, I refuse to be defined by other people.

 

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I Don’t Know How She Does It…

nd frankly, I don’t know how I do it either. Some days life is a perfect dance of work, car pool, after school activities and a pleasant dinner and some days…well, you find yourself way-laid by a two hour dental … Continue reading

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Why the Lawyer Might Need Reform School

This is a repost from last summer. I will be back with something new next week, but for now..enjoy last summer. As I was driving the children today, the professor was yammering on and on about camping (seriously..big yawn), but … Continue reading

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