Merry Christmas! May you find anew the awe and wonder of God in human flesh, born to save and redeem us! ~Jillene
This may be the dilemma you didn’t know you’d have this holiday season. Do you take off your shoes or keep them on? If the Christmas celebrations are at your home then I’m thinking you know which you’ll choose. But, if you are heading to someone else’s home do you wait for a sign from … Continue reading In Awe and Wonder: barefoot
Driving will bring you to a crossroads and more than just the intersection where two roads meet. Looking forward while looking back... at some point that road ahead crosses over becoming the road you're currently driving on and soon becomes a tiny image in the rear view mirror. The crossroads of what is ahead, where … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: crossroads
An argument erupted between 2 of my boys on December 26th. Arguments happen all the time but this one made me smile. How my boys process life is similar, yet different, and sometimes so neat to observe. Joel received this CD as a Christmas gift from church... and he's been playing it nonstop. Or at … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: time marches on
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