Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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We Praise in the Good AND the Bad?

My son, Judson, and I had the opportunity on a beautiful spring day to go to the forest, just the two of us. We played together, we hiked, we took pictures, we talked, we laughed.

The sun was shining, the forest was full of life. It was so simple, yet absolutely amazing – and God’s presence was all over the place – in the green growth on the trees, the sounds of birds, the bees buzzing around the flowers, the trickle of a small stream. I felt pure joy, so blessed – entirely filled with God’s love. Continue reading

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My Favorite Place – It’s not the WHERE, but the WHO

We went camping one weekend this spring. This was not the “tent deep in the woods with no electricity or running water” type of camping, but the kind where you stay inside a really nice camper with plumbing, a TV and a soft, warm, dry bed to sleep in. I like both types of camping, but I definitely think scenario 2 is preferred when there are toddlers involved!

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Sometimes we just need to worship

Our church has a midweek worship, education and fellowship program on Wednesday nights – FUEL (Filling up Every Life). This has become an important part of my family’s weekly routine.

We enjoy the fellowship, a time to share a meal with our church family, to create and develop strong Christian community. We enjoy the education hour. My 5-year-old, Judson, looks forward to it all week. My husband and I are eager to have at least one hour each week devoted to our own adult education. We recognize that study of scripture and thoughtful contemplation on how God works in our lives must continue long after our so-called “formative years” – but making the time can be such a challenge!

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Finally! A Relaxed Family Night at Home

It had been a busy week (aren’t they all?) and we finally had a free Friday night at home, just the four of us. The weather was supposed to be great; we had no where to go. I was looking forward to it all week!

But we decided my husband should probably mow the yard – the grass was a foot high in the backyard. I decided I’d do something fun and special with the kids. So, I bought some flowers thinking the 3 of us could plant together while my husband mowed the yard.

Sounds lovely, right?

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