Talking to Your Kids About the Capitol Breech

How did you feel Wednesday when you saw unauthorized people breeching the formerly safe confines of the U.S. Capitol building? I felt a strange, uncomfortable vulnerability. I don’t normally feel like that – mostly because I’m a grown up and can control, to a large degree, my surroundings. My kids were pretty much unscathed by … Continue reading Talking to Your Kids About the Capitol Breech

Acts – A Cliffs Notes Version

Each summer in high school we had to read four or five books and pass a test on them to qualify for honors English class the following year. I remember, the summer before my freshman year we were supposed to read Great Expectations. As a 14-year-old, I considered it dry, to say the least. A … Continue reading Acts – A Cliffs Notes Version

Behold the Lamb of God!

Several years ago, for a couple of years in a row, we hosted a Christmas concert at Munger. Whatever you're picturing is wrong. "Holly Jolly Christmas" was not sung. No 7th graders played clarinets. No one wore choir robes. The concert is the brainchild of Andrew Peterson, an independent musician from Nashville. He and some … Continue reading Behold the Lamb of God!

I Am A Terrible Room Mom

I am not cutesy or crafty. I am also terrible at small talk and correspondence in general – and yet, I find myself as a two-year-old class room mom. This is not my skillset. I know this may sound funny because, yes, I am a children’s ministry director, but I am normally just the idea … Continue reading I Am A Terrible Room Mom

She Won’t Even Remember!

This Sunday, my younger daughter, Meg, is getting baptized. Family is flying in – which she won’t remember. We’re making an elaborate brunch – which she won’t remember. My mom made her a beautiful gown – which she won’t remember. So why are we doing this? Because the moment of her baptism, though she won’t … Continue reading She Won’t Even Remember!

So it’s not great news

Well, this week isn't exactly uplifting or all that encouraging. We see a lot of punishment and destruction, which we, understandably, tend to try to shield our children from. But, like in our own homes, in God's kingdom, there are consequences for making poor choices. Just like we place our three year olds in timeout … Continue reading So it’s not great news

My One Practical Hobby

Cooking is my only practical hobby. My other hobbies include learning everything I can about the medical field, finding every patch of poison ivy in the DFW metroplex and apparently rolling in it, and formerly running - since children that has turned into pushing a double-stroller while walking two dogs on a double-leash. While impressive … Continue reading My One Practical Hobby

Which Bible Should I Get For My Kid?

We have a one week break from our Munger Bible reading plan. We just finished Nehemiah on Friday and we start Revelation a week from today. I thought I’d take a little latitude this week and not give my usual brilliant insights into Scripture (like I said…latitude) but share with you my thoughts on what … Continue reading Which Bible Should I Get For My Kid?