Q&A with Jennifer Rothschild

Jennifer Rothschild.jpgToday, we’re excited to host Jennifer Rothschild for a special Q&A about her new Bible study, Missing Pieces!
Jennifer, you tackle some tough questions in Missing Pieces. What prompted you to dig so deep for answers?
All of us experience seasons of doubt; all of us have questions. I’ve trusted Christ since I was 8 yrs old and love Him deeply yet, in the last 5 years I’ve had to revisit my faith. The reason my faith felt shaky is because of a bout with depression. It introduced fears, insecurities, questions that I’d never had to deal with before. They were questions like; God, are you there? and God, Is this fair? Through my season of darkness God answered those really tough questions with something far more satisfying than mere answers. He filled in the holes that those questions tore in my faith with Himself.
Missing Pieces Cover.jpgOf all of the questions you ask in Missing Pieces, which one do you struggle with the most? And how did you find peace with the answer?
The question that I ponder the most deals with God’s ways — God, do you err?
His ways are perfect I know that for sure. But, they don’t always feel perfect. For example, why did He heal a woman named Marilyn who shares my same eye disease yet not heal me? I’ve learned to rest in the mystery of God’s ways; embrace what I can’t understand and trust Him more because He is sovereign. He has the power to heal my eyes like He did for Marilyn yet His power always yields to His authority. Evidently His authority has chosen that my eyes remain blind so that I can truly see Him more clearly.

Some from our audience may not know of your visual impairment. What do you consider the biggest challenge, and the biggest blessing?
My biggest challenge of blindness has nothing to do with being able to see and everything to do with being a woman! My biggest challenge is learning moment by moment contentment.
My biggest blessing? Blindness has allowed me to live in a situation that I can’t change. Consequently, my wisest coping mechanism is to choose contentment. I know it sounds strange, but it really does work.
We know you love chocolate—what’s your favorite chocolate dessert?
There are so many…how much space do we have?? I’m a simple girl…give me a handful of plain, dark chocolate M&M’s and I’m happy. Actually, dip anything in dark chocolate and I’m happy.


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