I’ve been extremely absent from the blog and I’m sorry about that. Two weeks ago, we had VBS. Then I preached three times on the Sunday following, and left on a family vacation on Monday morning. Needless to say, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. Cathy’s post yesterday got me thinking, though. She is … Continue reading A Dollywood Friendship
I’m writing this after having been up from 3-5am and then back up at 6am with my teething one-and-a-half-year-old. She is now peacefully napping – which will certainly throw off her afternoon nap, which I really need her to take. God is good. I’ve recently talked with several parents who have either received or are … Continue reading God is good.
My big kid (7 years old) has a lot of questions about his faith and God. And that’s good. We strongly encourage questions at home, even if we don’t always have the answers. He often complains that God doesn’t talk to him. I think, like many of us, he’s waiting on a booming voice to … Continue reading When Your Heart Moves
Today is Mother’s Day. It’s important to remember that as joyous as today may be for some of us, it can be a day filled with pain and tears for others. And for many of us, it’s both.Preschoolers today will learn that we don’t all have mothers around to care of us, but God gives … Continue reading It Takes a Village
This may be a silly question, but do you know how to invite someone to church? Though it may be a silly thing to ask, I thought this was a good time to ask it. People are more open to attending church on Easter because, whether or not they have attended church in the past, … Continue reading I Invited My OBGYN
A number of times over the last couple of years, I have had the privilege of getting to talk with our new mom’s groups about marriage. The funny thing is, the class is rarely held in the same room within the church. So inevitably, I have to ask someone, “Where is the new mom’s class … Continue reading Guest Post: Message For Valentine’s Day
I recently had an interesting experience – I was chosen to sit on a jury. I’ve been called for jury duty many times – I might even say, more than my fair share. I’ve experienced voir dire questioning a number of times, so I didn’t think anything of it when I, along with 76 of … Continue reading Your Least Favorite Topic, But Read it Anyway
It doesn’t happen often, but you know how every once in a while someone gives you some simple, practical advice that hits you like a lightning bolt? Like a little nugget of gold that seems like it might change your life? Well that happened to me last Friday night and I’m really excited to share … Continue reading Great Expectations
“I get major anxiety when thinking about bringing my kids to service.” “We are already thinking about what we’re going to do when our kid gets to kindergarten.” Big Sunday is not a modern day torture device. And these thoughts aren’t the predominant view on Big Sunday, but considering that both are quotes from people … Continue reading Why do we do Big Sunday?
I have a confession to make: I am a serial story shortener. Funny thing is, I didn’t even know I had a problem until my kids started calling me out about it. I shorten stories for the same reasons that you do (and I know you do). You see, I need to shelter my kids … Continue reading Just Tell Me the Whole Story