Category Archives: Thankyou

Hey everyone..its been awhile

Hey, I’m back and its been awhile, I’ve missed writing for y’all, I hope everyone is doing well.

So where to start, well quite a few things have happened, a collection of things. In April I went and saw one of my favorite worship bands Kings Kaleidoscope along with Propaganda. That show blessed my socks off, it was incredible.

The second picture from the last was after the show, I GOT TO MEET THE KEYBOARD PLAYER OF KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE!! 😀🙌🏽🙏🏽

They played at a venue in DC called the ‘Rock n Roll Hotel.’ It had a bar, and a second floor with graffitied restrooms. Anyways there were a lot of people at this venue and it was sold out! Crazy!

I got to meet a couple people, it was a fun night.

I’ve been writing a lot quite a bit as of late, been writing a lot of poetry, and also have been getting into spoken word/rap. Its a challenge, but I’m willing to take it on, I’m also trying to write a story, and its beating the crap out of me cuz I’ve come up with NOTHING!!!

…yay…🙌🏽🙌🏽

I’ve never really been much of a storyteller but I’m not giving up yet. Keep y’all updated on that.

On a much different note, my spiritual life could be a better if I’m honest, my relationship with the Lord could be better, I’m still thankful for Him, and His amazing mercy, grace and ultimately His love- His unconditional, transcendent love. ❤️❤️

That’s basically been my life, hope this reaches you all, I missed writing for y’all, I hope you all finish this week off strong, thank you to those who take the time to my blogs, you know who you are and you are the best! I mean that.

Stay awesome, love you

Austin Jenkins

Writingredemption

2017: A Reflection

Hey everyone, hope you all are doing well and ready for Christmas. (if you celebrate Christmas that is)

So I want to start out by saying thank you so much for reading my content, and thank you for the encouraging words you’ve commented, it has honestly been such a joy to be able to share life, and talk about what God has done in my life.

Now I wanna be real for a few minutes, this year has been rough, this year has been filled to the brim with trials, and that probably won’t stop, trials are going to come in this life. Jesus even talks about us (ALL of us, Christian and non-Christian) will have trouble.

This year has been painful, found out a friend of mine that I went to middle school, and high school passed away last year, I work with elderly people, and had two friends pass away this year, had to end a relationship earlier this year, had a car accident in June, and had a skateboarding accident in July. (On my birthday, my fault)

This year by far has been probably the suckiest year yet, but at the same time, its been filled with so much joy. I got to see and perform with a friend of mine’s band, I got to drive all the way out to Manchester, Maryland to go see my favorite poet at a garage show. (an almost 2 hour drive I might add) Friendships I destroyed due to careless words have been redeemed, and restored.

Yet throughout all the bad, and the good, the main thing is that God has still been with me.

every. step. of. the. way.

He’s been so patient, so merciful, and so good to me, its ridiculous. God can really redeem and restore what is broken. I don’t deserve it, but He does it any way out of His love for me.

He’s been my physical, and spiritual physician this year, and He will continue to be. I honestly will be looking forward to seeing what He does in me and through me this upcoming new year.

I just know it will be a new year this year, a year to try new things, to learn new things, to grow, to step out a little bit of my comfort zone, to get uncomfortable,

To live… and truly live

2018 I’m ready for you

Thanks again to everyone that reads my blog, I love y’all so much!! Stay awesome!!

Austin Jenkins

writingredemption

Honesty With God (for God’s sake)


Hello friends, I hope you all are doing well.

I’m here to set the record straight

Honesty sucks..being vulnerable sucks..

There I said it..

But before you judge me or decide to write some comment, I want to say being honest and vulnerable are necessary.

Its necessary if you are in a relationship, its necessary in terms of friendships, its necessary in family life, heck even being honest with yourself..

Being honest and vulnerable, yeah at first it sucks, but its worth it. I spent a good majority of my life lying in the past, let me say it doesn’t turn out good. EVER!

This year being honest with God has been the most hardest, yet the best thing I’m learning to grow into. Every time I felt sad or angry, I never talked with Him about whatever was wrong because I was afraid He would leave me, or be mad at me. So I would keep it to myself, we all know how that goes.. #wronganswer

Here’s the interesting thing though about God, HE SEES EVERYTHING!! HE EVEN KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE GONNA THINK BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK IT! trippy huh?

A friend helped me understand something, I struggled with the “well if He knows everything what’s the point in being honest with Him?” My friend told me the whole point of us (believers) being honest with God is so that way He could put someone new inside our hearts.

Now I’m learning how to tell God how I feel ,and just let Him have my burdens. Its still not easy, there are days I still go to other people for my problems rather than go to God first.

I MUST GO TO GOD FIRST!

No matter what it is, I have to go to Him first. We all do.

Prayer: Father In Jesus name, help us to be honest with you and go to You FIRST & FOREMOST!

Stay awesome yall, love you ❤️🔥

Austin Jenkins

writingredemption

11:00pm Last Night; Why Our Words Matter..


Hey everyone

So I’ve been wanting to write something on this topic for awhile and its something I’ve been pondering and am still working on. 

Work in progress anyone?…. 🙌🏽

*Crickets*

Anyways, so yes your words matter, what you say to others, what you say about others when they aren’t around, and also what you say to and about yourself matters as well. 

Your words hold power, you can either speak life into a situation or you can speak death into a situation, I would even argue and say that your words are more than just words.

What you say to people matters as well, you can either build people up or tear people down with your words. 

The words we speak often reflect what we believe about ourselves and others. Our words matter more than we think. 

So together, lets be kind with our words, lets speak life rather than death into someone’s life and into each other’s lives, families, friends etc.

Stay awesome, love y’all 

Austin Jenkins

Joyandpassionlifestyle 

My Instagram Life

Hey everyone, its been awhile since I last posted something. 😀

Well lets get to it…

I feel a lot of my life has been consumed by Instagram as of recently. Mostly I post guitar videos, my song lyrics, biblical or even inspirational posts. I even have posted about some of my hard times and try to be real to some extent.

I believe if you are going to share the good stuff in your life, you should be willing to share the bad as well.

If we are honest, when on any social media all you see are people’s high points, people’s highlight reels or sometimes we feel we “need” to post-just to post something, or it could be just flat out bordem.

I’m not saying Instagram is bad, but it does get bad where if you don’t control  your posting habits, it tends to control YOU!

In Soviet Russia, Instagram controls you…<<<<<<
s after that stupid attempt of making a joke, my point is I know I need to make a change, do something different other just be on my phone, cuz in all actuality, your Instagram is not REAL life, its just like 1% of your life.

I’m not just writing this for you, I’m writing this for me too.

Love y’all, stay awesome ❤️🙌🏽🔥

Austin Jenkins

Joyandpassionlifestyle