Journal/Devotional

Living Out My Vision | 2017 Journal

January 16, 2017

My experience so far with attempting to live out God’s will for my life, seems to always begin with me becoming frustrated and burned out. In my focus and new found excitement I run full steam ahead, assuming patience and calmness will come flooding out of me because I have willed it to. Most of the time before even 8 am, I start taking deep breaths and wishing for the day to be over (another attempt perhaps tomorrow). The main point of this – that I am attempting to live by God’s standards without God, I try to do it in my own way and wonder why I feel so powerless and defeated.

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Family/Lifestyle Updates

Week In Review | January 7th – 14th 2017

January 15, 2017

It has been a long time since I have done a week in review. I am testing the water to see what works for me as far as our family blog goes. Many things have changed in our life over the past year, and somethings that were left behind I am missing. Since this is a mismatch of personal/journal style posts, family recipes, and various things we do – I think having a week in review is a good way to sum up what is going on in our family.

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Jesse Tree Devotional | December Advent Day Twenty One

December 21, 2016

It has warmed up a bit since yesterday, and the snow is getting to the stage of almost slush, very heavy and hard to drive in. I know this because for the millionth time this week I was out shoveling the driveway. There is good and bad with each season, but my back is definitely not impressed at the moment.

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Jesse Tree Devotional | December Advent Day Nineteen

December 20, 2016

I am one happy Momma this evening! My aunt came today, she helped at the grocery store this morning, and then this afternoon she helped wrap all of the kids Christmas presents. Which means one less (huge) chore checked off my to-do list. Which is totally awesome considering I am actually a day behind in my advent devotional. I did not realize this yesterday when I posted, I apologize. My mind is gone for a ride on the crazy train, December is a wild wild ride.

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