Jody Neufeld shares from her heart “ordinary moments with an Extraordinary God”.
Jody Neufeld shares and teaches from a heart changed by the healing power of God. “I have experienced rejection and pain in my life and made poor decisions that have life-long consequences but God was faithful and merciful in waiting for me to turn to Him.”
Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
Psalm 78:1-4 (ESV)
On her “first” retirement from nursing and into ministry with her husband Henry, a Biblical teacher, Jody felt the Lord urging her to share a daily devotion with people she knew still in an outside workplace. “When I was working in a hospital or a doctor’s office or in homes delivering hospice care, I wish someone had sent me an email devotion each morning that would give me a focus and lesson for the day.” This ministry went from 12 people to hundreds and continues today.
Jody has three children: Janet and her husband, Chris Lister, who are associate pastors at Heartland Fellowship Church in Dallas, TX, twin brother, John Webb is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and his wife, Megan, live in Phoenix, AZ, and James Webb, who loved to lead praise and worship and his work in marching band. James is now home with Jesus after battling cancer for five years. Currently, Jody has four grandchildren: Alex, Anna, Jaxon and Jamie. There are also ‘children of her heart’: Amy and Aaron Bergh, Brett and Shauna Ralston, Erin and Kyle McClelland, and Geoffrey and Liz Lentz.
Comments from readers:
Jody Neufeld is a courageous and faithful woman. My first encounter with Jody was in missions in Hungary through Pacesetters Bible School. I came to know a gentle and compassionate woman with a strong faith in God as she ministered to the orphans, the mission team, and her family. Jody¹s faith and compassion for the world are versed in her devotions. Her desire to better know Christ is witnessed in her narratives. Prior to publishing, Jody’s devotions blessed me on numerous occasions. Her book, Daily Devotions of Ordinary People Extraordinary God, will speak to your heart and illumine your desire to better serve our extraordinary God.
- Doris Murdoch, teacher and missionary
As a busy pastor, one of the biggest temptations is to neglect my personal time with God. Jody’s heart for God has picked me up more days than I can count, with practical and fresh insight into the grace and truth of God. I truly recommend this book for anyone in need of balance, renewal and wisdom in their walk with Jesus!
- Rev. Ted Wood, United Methodist pastor