Fabulous Friday

Fridays are seriously my favorite day of the week.  I work from home on Fridays and my introvert thrives on this alone time!  An entire day that I can get lost in reading, writing, emails and project planning.  I also usually throw in a long run to give me some space for thinking and dreaming.  A day to myself is seriously heaven.

Anyone else relate to that?

So anyway, here are a couple of things that I wanted to share with you all today:

1) The Cultivate Her team and I are working on some brilliant plans for 2011 and if you are a woman in ministry and/or leadership, we’d love to get your feedback.  Would you mind taking a quick second and responding to this poll?

2) I’ve got a giveaway for you all this week!

Thanks to my friends at INO Records I’m giving away 5 copies of the The Afters new album Light Up the Sky.

Here’s how to enter to win:

Leave a comment telling me what you like, dislike or think could be improved or expanded on my new blog.  (I hope you noticed the redesign!!  Big thanks to Kyle Reed!) Feel free to give design advice, but I’m most interested in what kind of content you would like to see.

Happy Fabulous Friday!

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  • ...adam November 5, 2010  

    Yay for The Afters.

    But seriously, I most appreciate the honest content on your blog. A lot of leaders talk about the desire to be transparent, or to share struggles, but then the struggles that are shared seem so… rehearsed. Especially reading about this last Sunday, where you didn’t want to go to work, I just really appreciated your honesty and willingness to put it out there (when we have all had that thought on a Sunday morning).

    Thanks. The design looks great, my only critique is that a lot of bloggers are using this format and so it’s not too distinct. But the content sets it apart.

    • Jenni Catron November 5, 2010  

      Thanks Adam. Thanks for encouraging the honesty… and thanks for giving me honest feedback 🙂

  • Christina Ludwick November 5, 2010  

    Hey Jenni!
    What I love most about your blog (and would love to see more of) is when you look back into your “early” days into leadership. Your peanut butter days post has by far been my favorite, mainly because that is where I am at now. Seeing lessons learned through tough times (and seeing the tough times indeed end) has been such an encouragement to me.

    But you already knew that! 🙂


    • Jenni Catron November 5, 2010  

      Thanks so much Christina. It means the world to me that you read it!

    • Jenni Catron November 9, 2010  

      Hey Christina – you won The Afters CD. Can you send your mailing address to jenni(at)crosspoint(dot)tv?

  • Jason November 5, 2010  

    Just keeping being honest about the lesson you’ve learned through the years.

  • Kelli November 5, 2010  

    Love the new design !!!

  • Amy November 5, 2010  

    Would love to see some “everyday” posts with pics and fun bloggy stuff like that 🙂

    • Jenni Catron November 5, 2010  

      I know, I’m too serious most of the time 🙂

    • Jenni Catron November 9, 2010  

      Yea Amy! You won The Afters CD. Can you send your mailing address to jenni(at)crosspoint(dot)tv?

  • Sherri November 5, 2010  

    I like that when you communicate things you’ve learned, you don’t just share the lesson, but the human frailty that brought you to that place.

    • Jenni Catron November 5, 2010  

      Thank you, Sherri!

    • Jenni Catron November 9, 2010  

      Yea Sherri – you won The Afters cd!! Can you send your mailing address to jenni(at)crosspoint(dot)tv?

  • Rebecca Smith November 5, 2010  

    Love the look/layout of your new blog.. can I have the background as a wall paper please. Also loved meeting you last night!

  • douglas November 6, 2010  

    the content is excellent, from the little i have read, having only come to subscribe by email relatively recently.

    I like the standard theme and you have made it bright and colourful. I’m sure reflective of your personality.

    I do agree with Amy and her desire to see ‘some “everyday” posts with pics and fun bloggy stuff like that’ Serious is alright, but I’m sure only a small part of who you are.

    Blessing on you and the ministry you’re called to be a part.

    • Jenni Catron November 6, 2010  

      Thank you so much Douglas. I’m so glad to have you as a new subscriber! You and Amy are going to stretch me to have a bit more fun 🙂

  • Janet Oberholtzer November 7, 2010  

    Love this design!
    And would love some new music, so hope I win 🙂

    As for blog content … that’s a tough question — there’s so many blog ‘rules’ that sometimes I get confused what I should do on my blog, but I’ve recently decided, screw the ‘rules’ I’m doing what feels right for me. Not sure how that will work, but I’m going to try it.

    Anyhow, I say all that to say … do what feels right to you, be the real YOU!

  • Katy November 7, 2010  

    Absolutely LOVE the design. SO fun. and as for content, I love a bit everything and really just enjoy hearing from your heart…being true to that and following God’s leading which I’m sure you do =)

    • Jenni Catron November 9, 2010  

      Yea Katy – you won The Afters cd!! Can you send your mailing address to Jenni(at)crosspoint(dot)tv?

  • Dennis November 7, 2010  

    This is my first time to your site & only because I like listening to the Afters song Light Up The Sky that has been played on WMUZ the Light in the morning on my way to work. It really helps start my day off great!
    Your site looks pretty fresh! I’ll have to check it out more when I’m not so busy with work and school – in about a month.
    BTW I would love to get a copy of the Afters CD!

  • Melissa Duncan November 8, 2010  

    I love the new look of the blog. I matches the paintings Lisa did for your house, which I love.

    The leadership posts are great as I just moved into managing people a year ago, but my favorites are the Fabulous Friday posts. Since we don’t get to hang out as much anymore due to some many other commitments, I love seeing that you are taking time for yourself and relaxing. When I don’t see those posts, I worry that you are not taking enough time for yourself. I know I am preaching to the choir, but you asked. : )

    • Jenni Catron November 9, 2010  

      Woohoo, Melissa! You won The Afters CD. Do you want me to just bring it to you or mail it?

      By the way, thank you for reading all the time. Wish we had more time to hang out these days!!