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
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
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.
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