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Category: Jeni Taylor’s Blog

Thirteen Reasons Why …. but more importantly, why NOT!!

Most of you have probably heard of the Netflix original series ’13 Reasons Why’ by now. If not, it’s a series dedicated to a teenage girl who took her own life due to bullying and some other pretty serious issues that face young people everyday. Her story is told through a series of tapes she made before her suicide and are passed out after her death.

Here’s the thing: this is a controversial series. Many schools don’t want teenagers watching it. Many parents don’t want their children watching it. I can understand why parents may not want their kids seeing this because it can be pretty brutal, but LIFE is brutal and this series brings to light many very real-life situations that face teenagers everyday. I was personally a victim to quite a few of the issues touched on when I was a teenager so I speak from a place not of judgment, but of experience, so I am very passionate about this show and its message.

What I want to tell you is that suicide is NEVER the answer. NEVER! You are beautiful. You are unique. You are loved. If you are thinking about suicide, please don’t do it. If you know someone who is thinking about it, get them help. You are NOT alone and confidential help is available for free by calling the Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 ….. if nothing else, please click the link below and read how very much you are loved and needed in this world.

Love, light, and blessings …. Jeni <3

Thirteen Reasons Why NOT!!

Let’s Get Real …

This is probably the most “real” post I’ve done to date. Over the past few years, I (sadly) have known quite a few Moms who have had to say goodbye to their children; one was my Grandma who had to watch her son suffer a painful death in her 90’s. I can’t tell you how many times I found myself asking “why?” Why did this beautiful God-loving woman live such a long and blessed life only to watch her only son die when NO mother should have to bury their child.

Anyway, whether you are young or old – or your child is young or old – this is the MOST heartbreaking event that could ever happen to a parent. It was the most recent loss of sweet baby Elijah that really hit me hard. One day, his beautiful mother was watching him laugh and play …. less than two weeks later, she was telling him goodbye here on Earth. I have thought so much about her since that day. I pray for her every night. I only know her through Facebook and have never had a close friend lose their child (thank you Lord) but I know I would have NO idea what to say to them or how to best help them in their time of greatest need. Elijah’s own Mom posted the article below on her Facebook page asking for people to read it for a greater understanding into what she’s going through. I read it. I cried. Now, I pass it along to you. Whether you have been personally touched by a tragedy like this or not, I hope this article brings you some insight because “I know you feel” doesn’t cut it. You don’t, but you can learn with them. God bless you Amber (and all Moms who have lost their children) today and everyday of your life.

When A Friend Has Lost Their Child …


As you may have heard by now Thomas Rhett and his beautiful wife Lauren are expecting their first child together and it’s a GIRL!! They are also in the process of adopting a child from Africa so life is going to be wild here pretty quick.

How they found out about this unexpected bundle of joy is a pretty cool story. Click the link below to find out why TR wasn’t even in the ROOM when Lauren found out and where exactly he was. Such cool people and such wonderful news!!

This is how best friends ROLL!!

Does your marriage seem “boring?”

I think we can all agree that is seems like marriages are failing at a record pace these days … the million dollar question is WHY?!? Turns out that amazing thing known as TECHNOLOGY is a major factor.

Don’t let your marriage become a statistic. Click the link below to find out the ‘top five reasons marriages don’t work’ and get a jumpstart on NOT becoming a victim yourself. Love is too special and too rare to let slip out of your hands. I mean, ladies, how many frogs do you really want to have to kiss? 😉

Don’t let your marriage grow cold!

I now pronounce you man and wife …… and broke.

So I’m neck deep in planning in our wedding and WOW, are they expensive ? We are having a super small, very intimate ceremony followed by a dinner rather than a big reception so we could “save money.” Yeah. That would be a BIG OL no. The courthouse has looked pretty good a few times during this process, haha.

Seriously though, we want to have the day of celebrating the love we share so it’s worth it, but it isn’t easy or cheap in any way. I thought maybe I was just crazy but it turns out it’s a trend, weddings are more expensive than ever. If you’re a bride-to-be (or think you might become one soon) start saving now!


Weddings are expensive!


I have been waiting and waiting and waiting and now …………… IT’S HERE!! The first duet from Tim & Faith in years. Get your first listen right now. It’s called ‘Keep Your Eyes On Me’ and it’s everthing I have been hoping for and more. They have true magic when they sing together.

This is the lead track off the Official Soundtrack from the movie The Shack. Tim will also co-star in the movie.

Let me catch you later, I need to listen to this 1,000 times in a row!!

Turns out vampires are real after all ….

…. it’s just not what you thought.

Have you ever shared your life space with someone who just sucked the life right of you? My hand is up!! What a miserable way to live. I got out and you should too. These vampires don’t look like Stefan – and certainly not like Damon – and they are the most draining people on Earth.

It’s a new year. Rid yourself of the people who don’t bring the light into your life. Keep a special lookout for ‘The Narcissist’ – they are the absolute worst and are, most often, in sheep’s clothing. I learned that lesson the hard way. Don’t be like Jeni, bid them farewell now! Click the link below for the best ways to cleanse your life of this kind of bloodsucker.

I Vill Suck Your Blood …. BYE VAMPS!!

When Will It End?

When Will It End?

This morning, we mourn the loss of yet ANOTHER brave member of law enforcement. Earlier this morning, an Orlando Police officer was gunned down by some scurge for simply doing her job. After being accused of shooting (and killing) his pregnant in December, law enforcement have been on the look-out for Markeith Loyd to arrest him. This morning after shooting at one deputy and car-jacking an innocent citizen, the suspect then gunned down an officer in cold blood. He is now on the run!

Several schools in the area have been placed on lockdown because of police activity. Those schools include Evans High; Meadowbrook Middle and Lockhart Middle; and Pine Hills Elementary, Rolling Hills Elementary and Lockhart Elementary. Please click the link below for the latest.

Look, no one (and I mean NO ONE) is braver than the men and women of law enforcement and our American soldiers. When will this end?!? My prayers are with the OPD, this officer’s family and friends, and all those who have gone before her. It just makes me sick!

Thoughts & Prayers for Orlando Police Department!

Music, Music, and more Music!!

2016 was a great year for many things and music was definitely one of them!! Click the link and check out a list of 2016’s best songs. Is there one missing from the list you’d like to share? Is there one you think shouldn’t be on the list? Your feedback is always my favorite.

Peace, love, and music!

2016’s Top Songs!

Welcome To 2017!!

Hey!! 2016 was a great year for me. A new love, new friendship, a re-energized passion for playing live music BUT 2017 is full of even more excitement as I’ll be GETTING MARRIED!! Yay <3

2016 did hold some challenges for many though and the most contentious election in American history has left a lot of people on edge. I loved this article about how -as a nation- we are feeling as we head into the coming year. Take a read yourself and let me know what you think. I can always be reached at [email protected]

Much love and blessings!!

Click here for the New Year, New Me article.

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