Wednesdays with Jillene: destination satisfaction (when you have nowhere to go)

What do you do when you live by destination satisfaction but you have nowhere to go? (I'm not talking about tourism but you know, now that I think about it, there are  similarities.) Destination Satisfaction: Looking for satisfaction or fulfillment found in the next destination, activity, possession, or accomplishment. Our current experience of the world … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: destination satisfaction (when you have nowhere to go)

Wednesdays with Jillene: character in the tough times

Just plain honest: I want life to be problem free. If left up to me, I would choose an easy, carefree life where I didn't face any struggles, never encountered misunderstandings, did everything perfectly (the first time), have a great attitude every morning after awaking from a full and restful night's sleep... and now I just … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: character in the tough times

Wednesday’s with Jillene: when you’re not the 1 but 1 of the 99

We all need to know: even if I was the 1 that went astray that God would leave the 99 to rescue me. If you haven't noticed, I really like how Jesus taught in parables. Somehow the use of metaphor makes truth so powerfully tangible. Luke chapter 15 brings a powerful message we need to … Continue reading Wednesday’s with Jillene: when you’re not the 1 but 1 of the 99

Wednesdays with Jillene: living by your priorities or opportunities?

Are you living by your priorities or opportunities? (This seems to be one of those times when the best place to start is the hard part no one really wants to face, me included.) How many times a month, week, day do you say things like: "I meant to be there... but something came up." "I … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: living by your priorities or opportunities?

Wednesdays with Jillene: these aren’t my aisles any longer…

It's okay if this story has you laughing at me. Lily laughed when it happened. Well... actually first she stood behind me, likely with an incredulous look on her face, and quizzically asked, "Uh... Mom... What are you doing?" Truth be told, you'd think she would be used to me taking pictures of things that … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: these aren’t my aisles any longer…