Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday

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The Lone Thistle

A small group of friends from church recently spent a delightful 24 hours away from our busy lives, our cluttered homes and those “joy-filled yet sometimes soul-sucking” dependencies of our kids, to focus on fellowship, faith, service and connection. We stayed at a lovely retreat center in a place set apart. We had deep discussions and we worshiped together. We had time of fellowship and laughter around a campfire. We pulled ourselves in to be filled up so that we might be free to go out into the world sharing Good News. Continue reading


At a “meeting with Mommy”

On a beautiful Sunday morning in August, I dragged my 8-year-old with me to a meeting at church. We were nearing the end of a long mission and vision planning process – which I’ve written about before…see “A view from the street” – and it was time to present the plan to the congregation. My husband was playing with the praise band, and the 4-year-old would spend the hour in the nursery. (No chance I would attempt to sit through a meeting with her!) But my son… he is a mature 8-year-old, passionate about connecting to God and church community. Of course he can come to this meeting! He’ll love it! Continue reading


the Beauty in the Broken

Our little family made the 2-hour trek to my hometown for Labor Day weekend. With 2 kids and 2 dogs, we brought chaos to Grandma and Grandpa’s otherwise calm home! The weekend was a last minute getaway; nothing on the schedule, nowhere to go, no expectations. Continue reading

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Seeing God

My 4-year-old daughter sat quietly in the back seat as we drove home from daycare one afternoon. Then suddenly, she turned towards me and asked, “Mommy, why can’t we see God?”

My heart was filled with joy! Oh, yes – an opportunity to discuss faith with my daughter!! Continue reading