Jessica Turner
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Jessica Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive, and blogs on The Mom Creative. Every day is a juggling act as she balances working full-time, making memories with her family, photographing the every day and trying to be...

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  1. Thanks so much for that. So appropriate for me as I’m celebrating my 30th birthday today and am in a very reflective mood. When I think about God’s love for me, and that of my husband, family and friends, I’m quite overwhelmed. It pushes all the negative aside.

    God bless

  2. wonderfully {painful} reminder. thanks jessica for sharing your heart!

    i will be conscience of this today {and hopefully everyday}.
    how am i spending my minutes? with my husband? children? friends? co-workers?
    am i loving?????


  3. Lovely post! Although we should remember that it’s Saint Valentine’s day. We don’t know that much about him. The first representation of Saint Valentine appeared 1493 the text states that he was a Roman priest martyred during the reign of Claudius II. He was arrested and imprisoned upon being caught marrying Christian couples and otherwise aiding Christians who were at the time being persecuted by Claudius in Rome. Helping Christians at this time was considered a crime. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner – until Valentinus tried to convert the Emperor – whereupon this priest was condemned to death.
    I like the fact that we remember St Valentine’s day, but I can’t help wishing that it was just a little bit more spiritual and less materialistic! Still, I hope you all have a lovely, and loved, day on Monday!

    • Thanks for mentioning St. Valentine. I too wish the focus of such holidays were on the faithful, as with Christmas.

  4. Thank you for this today..what a great way to inspire us to measure each moment! I so enjoy your blog, please keep on keeping on, what a blessing you are!

  5. WOW! Powerful video & message!!!

    It is so true that we humans spend way to much time in bitterness, anger and judgement. We need to spend it more in love of ALL of God’s creatures!!!

  6. Amen Jessica – Love is SO “the thing”. We need to be about “the thing”.

    Love is the message of Jesus all rolled up like a ball of yarn. And the funny thing about balls of yarn – leave them alone with a playful kitten and when you come back there’s yarn everywhere but no ball. Love is just like that. We unroll it little by little and soon we’re covered in it and it’s all over the place.

    This was a really nice thing to read today

    God Bless and Keep you and yours

  7. Very poignant, and very true.

    Just LOVE….the verb begets the noun, and the noun begets the verb, and the circle of LOVE is perpetual, unbroken.

    I told my husband last nite, not to even bother with a card….we know we love each other…everyday.

    I, too, waste so many minutes loving SELF, and not Jesus or others. UGH! My hope and prayer is that it turns around. Let is be so, Lord.

    That song ~ a tearjerker for me. A reminder of my niece. That was one of her favorite songs. She loved her friends, she loved her family, she loved to read, she loved to learn, she loved to dance, she loved to live. Her life was measured in LOVE, and not minutes ~ for they were short, by our standards. They whiz by pretty fast when cancer erodes. Seventeen years X 525,600 = 8,935,200 minutes of LOVE. They fleeted by, but they remain….for it is the GREATEST of these.

  8. Your post reminds me of my favorite verse, “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love” (Galatians 5:6). Jessica, you love much and love well–and we all benefit.

  9. Friend, you are one of the best examples I know of loving in your moments. I have learned that from you… showing in even the small ways how much people matter. So grateful for all the ways you’ve done that for me!

  10. My son’s choir sang this song two years ago & I loved it so much I downloaded the words. Thank you sooo much for reminding me what a wonderful song it is.