I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. John 15:1-2 Those verses begin a very familiar chapter in the book of John. Jesus, in stunning analogy, … Continue reading Wednesday’s with Jillene: pruning
Remembering the book of Esther could win you some points in a game of Bible Trivia. It did for me. Q: Name a book of the Bible that doesn't mention God. A: Esther Fun fact, I guess. That little tidbit about the book of Esther resulted in lots of debates amongst kids when I was in … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: for such a time as this
So it is proudly said that West Virginia is "almost heaven" and I'm seeing their point: the views are spectacular, the people friendly...For real, the mountain beauty is a sight to behold. I wish I'd been using my camera instead of just my cell phone. *Shocker alert* I have't had my real camera out yet. … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: searching for signal
So... I haven't written in a while because we've been getting ready for this: Today was truck packing day (which was about as intense as you'd imagine...) Guys, the #narrawayresettlement2017 is about to begin!!! And here's some things about that: We never imagined this is how life would go. Very little of the last 15+ … Continue reading The time has come to write this post
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. We are gonna get real honest here and this is a long post. Not that I try to be false or tell you lies but it's just that, honestly, sometimes omission seems better. Sometimes it’s just easier. Sometimes the truth is too heavy, too big, too much… … Continue reading The story not often told of the baby we never met.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I have been thinking of how thankful I am for the ministry at Camp Vick and it's impact on my life. I am so blessed to work here and to share in thanksgiving for the lives impacted over more than 60 years! What are you thankful for? Happy Thanksgiving! "I will praise … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!