Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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Appreciating Boredom

I sat in church recently with my 4-year-old daughter. As worship was about to begin, she looked me in the eye and said – in that whiny “4 going on 14” voice – “Church is SO boring!” Oh, no child! Why would you say that here, now! People can hear you! You are only supposed to say sweet, adorable things that I can easily incorporate into a writing each week. What am I supposed to do with this?!? Continue reading


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A view from the street

On an early morning run one day this week, I strode past the front of our church. It was still dark, the sky in the east barely turning to pale blue. Lights shone on the front of our white building, stained glass windows bright against the dark sky. A cross was illuminated on the front of the building.

The church is at the top of a long, slight hill, so my pace was slow. I run this route by the church often, but I rarely take-in the view as I go by. A church building is an intriguing thing to study… There are walls and a roof, just like any other building. But people perceive its existence in many different ways… indifference, hope, frustration, curiosity. Continue reading


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When Reality fails to meet Expectations

The first day of school has come and gone; our leisurely summer schedule quickly erased. That delightful “teacher-parent household management” style we enjoy during the summer replaced by the “dual-employed, high-five as we pass between activities” approach to parenting. Continue reading


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Hospitality: to both friend and stranger

Just made it home from a week-long family vacation in Wyoming… One full week, 12 people, no schedule! It was amazing time away, and I’m having a hard time readjusting to the real world. Sitting at my computer and trying to focus on work at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning will be difficult! Continue reading