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Julie's family Jesse Tree

Introducing…Stories that Inspire (from moms like you)

I ran into Julie at a conference last February.  Julie was one of our first members of a Jesse Tree ornament exchange 3 years ago. Although I don't know her very well, Julie is one of those people who it doesn't take long to figure out you WANT to be her friend.  She is a lover of Jesus, passionate about training and leading her children to Him, full of joy and creativity, and a fellow comrade … Read More

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Saying “YES” to share His Story (The Month of the Ornament Exchange)

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  October is the month where groups come together for the ornament exchange of the Jesse Tree. I love meeting new leaders, and rekindling the relationship with leaders from years past.  It is humbling to watch new families come together to participate in creating ornaments and committing to share God's love story to their children. This time of … Read More

The Great Giveaway

And the Gift Goes on

Two years ago, a friend called me after the holidays. She wanted to know if I had any extra ornaments from our recent Jesse Tree ornament exchange.  She had a friend who needed them.  "She was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It is serious.  She wants to do the Jesse Tree with her kids...now." We quickly sounded the horn and collected a full set of ornaments, many which the moms had donated … Read More