Another blogger?

So I am starting a blog. (insert eye roll here)  Well doesn’t everyone do this? I heard it’s the thing.  HAHA! So here goes nothing. My first blog post will be to tell you a little about me.

I am Jen Barncard, lover of Jesus, wife to John, mama to Jake 21, Josie 19, Jilian 15, and Juliet 10. I also take care of a man who will remain un-named who has Autism. He is part of our family and he is loved by all who are lucky enough to know him.

I love being a wife to my very best friend. He really makes me a better person and he is just fun to be with.  He is handsome and so smart but doesn’t think he is. Humble I guess. He is good at a lot of things and can build anything I ask. And I ask. 😉

One of the things that I am currently getting in to is being a virtual assistant. My awesome sister in law suggested that I get involved in this and I have learned so much! She has taught me a ton and I am now learning more on my own. What is a virtual assistant? Many people struggle with how to answer this question.

I also struggled for a time. The best way I have found in explaining this is to say that all those office tasks that need to be done can be done by computer…why pay a secretary or an assistant to be in an office when it can be done from their homes? This way, you don’t need to pay for office space, insurance, paid vacations, etc…

Have you ever been in need of something but don’t want to pay someone for 40 hours a week when you only need about 10 hours of work? This is the future and I am happy to be a part of it. If you ever want to talk…

I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I know, what does that even mean? It means that He made me and I appreciate it. He saved me from my huge list and wide variety of SIN. He is the perfect sacrifice and sacrifice He did. He died on the cross for my (and yours) sins. Past, present and future.

I am saved by His grace. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Zephaniah 3:17. The Lord your God is in your midst, a MIGHTY one who will save, He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with LOUD singing. What a beautiful word picture this makes. The God of the universe, the One who made everything, the mountains, the oceans, every living thing. The One who made you, He is exulting over you with loud singing. How can we wrap our brains around something so beautiful?

I really could go on and on. If you ever have questions about how much He loves you and wants to be in a relationship with you, it would be my honor and privilege. <3

Me and my cute little family moved out here from Minnesota in 2003. We live on 5.33 acres in a cute little town near Tacoma. We have 17 chickens and two dumb dogs. (jk) Okay, they are a little dumb but they let me know when people show up so I’ll let them stay. For now. 😉



I’m just going to be sharing my life with you. I’ll be talking about Jesus and things He is teaching me and showing me. I’ll be talking about my handsome husband. He’ll be helping me with a lot of our little projects. I for sure will be talking about my  DARLING kids and a little bit about our lives.

I will also be talking about my experiences in my VA journey. I will be posting articles and probably talking about new things that I have learned.


We like to build things, grow things, serve Jesus, serve people, feed people, and love each other. There will be posts about food, building furniture out of pallets, Jesus, gardening, parenting, VAing and lots of talks about how we get through this life in one piece. (or maybe 2)

So welcome to our life.  It’s so nice to meet you. I would love to hear from you. 🙂


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