Weekly Newsletter

Good morning, Trench Sisters!

Last night, we spent an evening for Advent on the topic of Peace. I closed my eyes for reflection and my heavy felt heavy as I sunk deeper into the word peace. My truth is, I do not feel very peaceful but I also do not feel chaotic. The hole in my soul feels empty and bottomless this holiday season so it seems there is much more reflection to do. What are your thoughts on the word peace? Do you feel peaceful? 


December kicked off with stories from last December's Surviving the Holiday series. You can still read, comment and encourage them here.

There are still a few open story spots for the end! Begin your submission here. 


You do not want to miss our next Facebook Live! I will be announcing our 2018 plan for stories, new authors and our word of the year. Join me on Sunday, December 17th at 8:00 pm central time.  


Sisters - Amelia & I could use your talent, creativity and skills on the SFTT Team. If you have a passion for creating connection and helping women share their stories then we would love to talk to you!   If this sounds like you, submit your contact information on the Volunteer page!


Jen G.

Founder, Stories from the Trenches

Jen's Journal

Tim and I spent Saturday in downtown Chicago with our best friends. Our girls spent the day with their grandparents so it was just us. It has been years since I spent time enjoying the hustle & bustle of the holiday season in Chicago. The day felt magical, special and I savored every moment. Though my body definitely paid for it dearly yesterday when I had to wake up to get our girls from their grandparents after 4 hours of sleep. All worth it though.