My son, now officially 8-years-old, has had opportunity for many fun, new experiences this summer… sleepovers, his first week at camp, his 8th birthday – which for some reason we seem to be celebrating for weeks! Meanwhile, his little sister has been there, sometimes quite content with her summer schedule, but at other times VERY envious of her brother’s ongoing escapades! Continue reading
I am on the good side of yet another nasty work deadline, and now feel I can safely get excited for an upcoming family vacation! One week, twelve people, two vehicles, cabins, mountains, hiking! Just the week we all need!! Continue reading
So, our son went to church camp. I might sound like a broken record by now, but this was a BIG deal! It was a week my husband and I have been excited about since the moment we left camp, got married, and started our life together. It has now come and gone – and it was better than I could have imagined! Continue reading
We dropped our almost 8-year-old off this afternoon for his first week-long summer camp. Given our history with this particular outdoor ministry, this was a pretty momentous occasion for our family. (See Ministry with a little elbow grease.) I was eager to write about this big day. But given the senseless violence which has saturated the news this week, I feel I must assess our day from a different angle. Continue reading
Sometimes the inside of my head is a deep, dark, stressful place to be. Moments of quiet bring planning, worry, excessive organization and an attempt to control life. Distractions become a blessing when they disrupt my frantic, spiraling negativity.
I cherish the moments when I seek and then allow myself to enjoy stillness. Continue reading