"Momma," said my little Calah, "follow the moon. It will show us the way home." I paused. Because while at first I wanted to laugh but something else quickly came to mind. "Like the star over Bethlehem?" I questioned. "Yes." Was the matter-of-fact reply. Funny thing was... she was right. When we turned down towards … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: “God with us”
Sometimes you get the news you've always wanted and you sing it from the mountain tops for everyone to hear. But that didn't happen for Zechariah. It isn't what Elizabeth did either. Working my way towards Christmas, delving into scripture has given me much needed focus in my scatterbrained heart, provided some deep insight in … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: from the silence and solitude
I'm not sure how the days have slipped away so; tomorrow is December 1st. It doesn't seem possible that Advent has begun. In that I realized we should start our Jesse Tree tomorrow and I wasn't sure where I'd stored it. My children are eager to put up the Christmas tree, but with a very … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: the pause of Advent
So here's the thing... my Christmas plans almost always seem to fall short. No really, even when I try to keep them minimal, remove all the distractions, focus on the real meaning... it never works out. Start Christmas shopping early and make efforts to find meaningful gifts = last minute shopping and waiting for Christmas … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: Do your Christmas plans seem to fall short?
Not sure if you've heard, but... Christmas is drawing near. I've a house-full of children and almost as many opportunities to hear the updated count down to Christmas tally. Calendars have always been a source of angst in our home; mostly due to the constant struggle to be the one to mark the passing of … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: count down to Christmas
Does grocery shopping ever give you a headache. Standing in a store aisle trying to determine which item is the best value or the lowest price per unit of measure can be frustrating! Value and worth are not solely evaluations based on money. Someone or something is of value when found to be important or … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: value and worth