Isaiah had forgotten as usual to brush his teeth before heading to bed tonight. In exasperation I said, “Why do I always have to remind people to do things they have to do everyday?” Isaiah immediately quipped, “Does anyone ever have to give you a reminder to forget?” Me (with the instantaneous weight of truth hitting … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: remember to forget
This is one of my favorite verses… This morning, when my Facebook feed was filled with images of this verse my heart swelled, ‘cause it is a truth we need to hear. I love seeing friends share the word of God daily as they do their own studies. I’m encouraged that this section of scripture … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: boasting of my weaknesses?
It sure would be nice to find a drive through where you could order a super-sized portion patience. What about a vending machine that could offer an afternoon get-me-through-the-day-booster of humility? Could Amazon Prime send me a little of that... I can see I’m running low. Bonus on the free two-day shipping for that one, … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: I’ll take an order of patience with a side of humility…
For the last 7 weeks, I've been driving through West Virginia to annual association meetings across West Virginia. One thing is for sure, there are very few shortcuts traveling this great state. The mountains kind of make that to be reality. Highway crews many years ago may have cut through mountains, but the ways from … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: shortcuts
"Mom, you know there are people who can't see. I mean, like, they are blind." "Yes..." "But, I mean... like they won't ever see." "I know what you're talking about Isaiah. Why is this so shocking to you today?" "Well... its just that... I can't even handle walking around the house with my eyes closed. I don't like … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: I don’t think I could do it…
Eating "family style" at camp during the summer provides many opportunities for waiting. Some meals it doesn't matter too much as the food is passed around quickly or when the meals have finger foods you could start eating a few things while waiting on the rest. Taco day is a different story. Especially if you … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: wait
I'd been waiting for this tiny package to be delivered. Maybe you've been in this spot, you know, where you are checking the shipment updates for the glorious day when the status changed to "out for delivery." Seems silly now, but that package was a little special to me. I'd bought a pair of necklaces, … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: untangling the necklace
Over the last week I've been keenly aware of each day passing as we approached today, July 1, 2018... the one-year anniversary of our move to West Virginia. Is there protocol on how to celebrate this type of anniversary? Should I make a cake? Is here a special song that should be sung? Some sort … Continue reading One year later… do you trust me?
I need to share this picture with you. Are you ready for it? Not sure I'm ready, but I'll do it anyway. This is me. Me with the first baby that made me a momma. By no means was he the last, there were many more to come. But that first baby holds a special … Continue reading Mothers Day 2018: on the verge of the most obvious thing (that I never saw coming)
Do you ever make yourself out to be the hero? Watching a movie, reading a novel... do you find yourself identifying with and casting your role as one of the main characters? Identifying with their quirks, finding yourself in their struggles, aspiring to their successes? I can think of a few books and movies that … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: when you aren’t chosen