Luke 1:45

My favorite all time pick me up verse!

Share a bible verse that helps you get through it all.


Greatest Present of All

This morning while we gathered around the tree opening gifts, I imagined myself being around the manger, witnessing the greatest gift that God has sent for us, A Savior. I couldn’t imagine the excitement and overwhelming feelings I would have felt being around the manger, with Mary, Joseph, and our new Savior, like we do when we open our presents on Christmas morning-it wouldn’t have compared-At All.

John 3:17 states, ” For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save us through him.”

Jesus learned, while growing, great obedience through sacrifice and suffering.

Without the help of the Holy Spirit, the incarnation of Jesus would have not been possible.

Gods deep love and spirit offers us the opportunity to receive this gift and I hope that is the most important gift you chose today!

Jess Chattin


Merry Christmas

This year we wanted the focus of our Christmas to be on the true meaning of Christmas-Jesus!

The kids were in a Christmas pageant at our church, Eastlake Community Church in beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.

We had presents under the tree…

…and even had a nativity scene.

The nutcracker and presents wanted to know what their place was and how they represented the great news of all time.

The angel explained to everyone that the tree stood for life, everlasting life.

The lights on the tree represented the stars that shined bright for the wisemen to deliver such sacred gifts to the newborn king and everyone else who needed light to meet such a new savior.

As a mom to three children, I was super proud to take the focus off presents and acknowledging Jesus’ presence in the world, this Christmas.

Enjoy your Christmas with your family as we do the same!

Don’t forget that tomorrow when you wake up, pray to begin your day and thank God for sending us a savior!

Jess Chattin


Sneaky, Elves

When I say that my love language has never been spoken this much before-is an understatement. My husband continues to deliver and show me love in ways he has never before as a husband and a dad. His creativity has reached a new creative level.

On the night before they exit, Charlie, Mittens, and Snowflake painted daddy’s toenails nand left them a little message!

…..and his note said to let him sleep 😂