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'We walk by faith and not by sight.' 2 Corinthians 5:7 'It is well with my soul.' For Jennifer Rothschild, these words are much more than the lyrics from a familiar hymn; they represent a foundation upon which many life lessons have been learned in the dark. At the young age of fifteen, Jennifer was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye disease that would eventually steal her sight. It was more than a turning point for the Miami, Fl, native. Her dreams of becoming a commercial artist and cartoonist faded. Words and music have replaced her canvas and palette for more than 25 years. Known for her substance, and a down-to-earth style, Jennifer weaves together colorful illustrations, universal principles, and music to help audiences find contentment, walk with endurance, and celebrate the ordinary. Through her signature wit and poignant story-telling, audiences are prompted to look beyond their circumstances to find unique 'gifts,' in unusual packaging. At the young age of fifteen, Jennifer was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye disease that would eventually steal her sight. It was more than a turning point for the Miami, Fl, native. Her dreams of becoming a commercial artist and cartoonist faded. Words and music have replaced her canvas and palette for more than 25 years. Jennifer has taken her message of encouragement across the country speaking at national and regional gatherings of busy professionals, dedicated volunteers, salt-of-the-earth farmers, impressionable youth, and overwhelmed moms and dads. Jennifer has been a featured speaker for the Women of Faith arena events, and has teamed up with Beth Moore to lead LifeWay's National Women's Conferences. Thousands have come away with a new vision for their work, their family, and their future. Jennifer is the author of Fresh Grounded Faith (2008), Self Talk, Soul Talk (2008), Lessons I Learned in the Light (July 2006) Fingerprints of God (Multnomah, 2005), and Lessons I Learned in the Dark (Multnomah, 2002), and two best-selling DVD-enhanced bible studies, Walking by Faith (LifeWay, 2003) and Fingerprints of God (LifeWay, 2005). Her most recent study is Me, Myself and Lies: A Thought-Closet Makeover (Lifeway 2009) and is based on her popular book Self Talk, Soul Talk. In addition to her writing and speaking ministry, Jennifer is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist, with six albums to her credit including Walking by Faith: The Music Captured Live, Along the Way, and others. Her life story and message has been the cover story of numerous national publications including Virtue magazine, Becoming Family magazine, HomeLife magazine, and others. She's been interviewed on national TV and radio programs including The Chuck and Jenni Show, Hour of Power, Life Today, Family Life Radio, TBN, and others. Jennifer is also founder and publisher of the popular online magazine, WomensMinistry.NET. She resides in Springfield, Missouri with her husband of 24 years, Dr. Philip Rothschild, and their two sons, Clayton and Connor. She enjoys nature walks, visits to theme parks, and riding a bicycle built for two. She got a real charge singing the national anthem for the Atlanta Braves and bungee-jumping from seven and a half stories.