The Beggar’s Bakery is Six Years Old!


By: Jana Greene

Holy cow! It just dawned on me that this blog is six years old today. I remember the first week I started writing, 45 people (all friends and family) followed it. I was positively astounded that 45 people would care to read what I had to say. Even though some of them were related to me. 😉

Six years later, I’m astounded that nearly 2,000 people follow this blog. I finally feel like the training wheels are coming off, and it’s a beautiful feeling of gratitude and adventure.

From the (now) cringe-worthy first posts, to the gut-spilling TMI special editions, one thing is responsible for keeping it going:


I cannot thank you enough for your readership, your comments, your sweet messages. I’m grateful and humbled by it all.

There are some really, really big changes and news in the coming weeks, and I can’t wait to share it with each of you! I have to keep a lid on it for right now, but stay tuned!

To celebrate the birthday of the blog, I welcome your input going forward.

What content do you most enjoy reading? The main categories are:


Addiction recovery

Marriage / family



Feel free to comment and let me know!

And again, thank you for following me.

You guys are the BEST.

The Beggar’s Bakery and Big, Fat Changes

By: Jana Greene

Big, fat changes are on the horizon. I can just feel it. Do you ever sense that change is afoot, yet have no earthly or Heavenly idea what that change may be? It’s 20% exciting and 80% frightening.

When I really trust God, those stats blessedly flip.

Hey, Papa? Help me to trust you ever more.

One of those things is this: I think it may be time to change the name of this blog / ministry from “The Beggar’s Bakery” to something else….I’m not sure what just yet.

The blog has been my ‘home’ for five years now; it’s my ‘baby.’ But it may be time to change the baby’s name.

The Grace Gospel has got me thinking (and un-thinking about religiosity both.) It’s ruined me, really. In the best possible way.

I no longer relate to the beggar I was the hour I first I believed. I don’t have to beg for God to love me – Jesus sealed the deal and it is finished.

I’m learning to operate in the finished work of the cross. It’s a journey, admittedly. It just seems too good to be true!

But it IS good.

It IS true.

As I prayerfully consider what to re-name it (the content will stay the same, unless / until God tells me different) I welcome suggestions and ideas from you Readers. Even keywords might prove helpful.

Big, fat changes can be scary, but they can also be the catalyst for some really awesome things. I just have to trust.

Thanks, friends.

Several Ways to Connect to The Beggar’s Bakery

Technology. It’s forever changing. Once I get the hang of one application or social media outlet, another new-fangled thing comes along, leaving me befuddled and inept. So, in keeping with the ‘times’ – note that you can follow me and my blog in several new-freaking-fangled ways, including:

TWITTER: On Twitter @janagreene (I still kind of just don’t GET The Twitter. But I keep trying.)

FACEBOOK: On my author/blogger official Facebook Page at Jana Greene’s FB Page for The Beggar’s Bakery

PINTEREST: The Pinterest application for The Beggars Bakery is ACCESSIBLE BY CLICKING HERE

PERISCOPE: My latest goal is to become familiar enough with “Periscope” to being hosting little sessions of face-time on various topics (although i find it hard to believe anyone would actually tune in to WATCH me blab about banal stuffs. Stay tuned for deets on my evolving Periscope! Right now, it is still just really flummoxing the heck outta me.

God bless us, every one.

And thank you!