I just read a great article yesterday in the Dallas News and it had this quote that struck me, “we don’t help others because they are Christians, but because we are.” Acts of service to others has always been important to me. I love serving my family and making them delicious meals. I get that … Continue reading Why Help Others?
Because we are old people, my husband and I sometimes watch part of the 10pm news in bed. A few nights ago, the anchor briefly mentioned a study proving parent’s stress can be passed onto children. My husband made a quick quip about how stressed our girls were going to be if college football got … Continue reading An Obvious Point
I am over the pandemic. Admittedly, I have had it very easy! My husband and I both still have our jobs and my family is healthy. I cannot (strike that – should not) complain! But I’m over it. The sense I get is that everyone around me, whether you’ve faced significant hardships or not, is … Continue reading Why Did You Stop Fighting?
If you have school-aged kids – or even younger ones in daycare/preschool – you are well aware that they have been home with you for the last 124 days. That’s four months. A third of a year. But who’s counting? I think my most-used phrases in my household and in conversations with my friends have … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Grace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrNhoCVTAg4 I love putting my kids to bed at night. I like praying with them and getting those quiet few minutes to sit, talk (where applicable), and give a few more hugs before they go to sleep. The other night, while rocking, I had a profound experience with my 2.5-year-old, Georgia. Georgia is very much … Continue reading Deep Questions: Toddler Edition
Hi guys. Today I want to give you some encouragement as we are navigating this new normal together, but separately. This is an emotional and stressful time, but I hope I can help give a little positivity and help turn this upside down world back around again (or at least sideways :). Let’s call these, … Continue reading It’s Okay To Worry
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6. A couple weeks ago my second grader came home all excited because being in a new classroom meant a big new class library with lots of new books to read. He was … Continue reading Learning About 9/11
This summer my 11-year-old nephew came to stay with us for a few weeks. He was getting ready to enter the perils of junior high (shudder) and it was fun to spend some extended time with him. One of the conversation topics that came up over and over was what he is and isn’t allowed … Continue reading Not Easily Offended
Can I start by saying, I have zero experience actually implementing this? So...obviously I am an expert on the topic – thus – the blog post. I am currently the mother of a toddler so our main scheduling constraints are making sure to be home at noon for nap-time and we try to make Story … Continue reading Choose This Not This
We’ve cancelled elementary Sunday school today - not forever – not because we didn’t have enough teachers or because we’re lazy, but because Justin Wren, an MMA fighter is coming to speak in worship. He is not just an MMA fighter. He is also a missionary. He cares for those who are truly the least … Continue reading Why We’re Cancelling Sunday School