My 7-year-old son and I sat close together in church one recent Sunday morning. The service was about to begin; music filled the air. He leaned nearer to me and said “Sometimes what I hear in the Bible is hard to believe.” Continue reading
Life is busy and we sometimes become stuck in a rut with our faith. To find time to pause; then to rely on God and cast our burdens to him is challenging when so many voices in the world give you a different message. I yearn to find ways to connect more deeply to God! I want to experience faith and sense God’s presence in my life in new ways. And I want to share those moments with my son and daughter; to show them that faith is a lifetime journey! Continue reading
Within the last few weeks, we had the opportunity to spend time with each of our kids individually. Our 7-year-old son attended a birthday party on a Friday night. My first reaction was to hunker down at home – a simple night in! But it was family night at the local children’s museum, and I knew the 3-year-old would love it. Is it fair for us to do family night without our son? Yes, we decided – it is definitely fair and a wonderful chance for the younger sister to get rare one-on-one time with mom and dad! It turned into a special, fun evening!
I was asked to be a part of a strategic planning process at our church. We are in the midst of this now. It is an important, spirit-led journey which I can already sense is building excitement and engagement in our congregation. I’m blessed to be a part of it!
But as I walked through the church doors at 8:00am on this particular Saturday morning, my eyes felt hot and I blinked back tears. Our team’s work and time together is important – but my presence at this 6-hour meeting meant I was missing that much time more time with my kids and husband. After weeks of busy schedules, in the middle of a work season that has pulled me away from my family far more often that I’d like, it was almost too much to take! Continue reading