Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday

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Don’t be so surprised – people CAN be nice!

Sometimes people surprise me.

On the evening before Christmas Eve, I was forced against my will to make an unexpected trip to the worst place on earth. (OK – that might be a bit of an exaggeration. BUT Walmart is typically not a pleasant place to be; always busy, noisy, dirty and too big! I avoid it as much as possible!) It was raining and dreary, the parking lot was full. I sat in my car and took a deep breath, preparing for the pushy crowds and growly checkers. Continue reading

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Searching for something sweet this Christmas season

Christmas is fast approaching – and with it comes food. Oh, not just regular food, but the buttery, sugary, absolutely delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, can’t stop eating it food! Overeating is almost expected this time of the year – tis the season to add a few pounds, right?! Continue reading

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In the midst of advent – seek PEACE!

We are in the midst of Advent. Advent – the arrival of a notable person or event. Advent – derived from the Latin word for “coming.” Advent – a season observed in Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

We are in this season of joy and hope and peace! Yet I rarely feel peaceful. I find myself in stalled traffic or long lines at the store – the ironic sound of “It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas” playing in the background as I’m silently cursing the noisy and sometimes vicious crowds around me. The “to do” list piles up! (It is a bad sign when baking Christmas cookies with your kids becomes just another thing on that stressful list of things to get done before December 25!) Continue reading


Lost and found – and knowing my role!

Wednesday nights can be hectic! We rush home from work so we can rush to church. We enjoy our time there; it is loud and fun and worshipful! But dinner, education and worship is a lot to fit into 2 ½ hours. Then we rush home and get two tired kids to bed so we can attempt to pick up the house, wash some dishes or fold the laundry before we collapse into bed ourselves. Continue reading