Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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The Complicated Relationship Between Fear and Trust

It is easy to advise someone else: trust God and find peace! But sometimes I fail to take my own advice. I feel a need to have it “together” all the time; to be stoic and in control of my emotions. So the story I’ll share this week almost seems like a confession… Continue reading

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The “Divine Moth” chews away…

For some unknown reason, the radio in my car suddenly stopped working. After two schedule-ruining mornings when the car failed to start, we had replaced the battery only a week before. The radio worked just fine – and then suddenly, it didn’t.

My drives to work have been very quiet. Continue reading


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The Force is With Us!

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago (perhaps in excruciatingly long detail – see A Thirst for Deep Roots), I am currently taking an online class through Wartburg Seminary:  Psalms in the Life of the Church. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into, but have found the readings, online discussions, and more intensive study wonderful – and a new cause of sleep deprivation! Continue reading


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A Thirst for Deep Roots

In recent months my faith life felt stagnant. I felt a thirst for deepness, as if I had been simply skimming the surface. My connection to God was weak – like a phone call with a bad connection. I would catch myself blaming: I didn’t have time for the adult study I wanted, the sermons and scripture readings each Sunday did not speak to me.

In reality, there was no one to blame but myself. Continue reading