Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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To Feed or Flourish

The last couple of weeks were busy – with work deadlines and kids’ commitments colliding in big ways! Looking back, I’m fairly certain I failed absolutely everyone in my life at some point. Those moments when you realize you can’t make everyone happy are discouraging. My family has encountered these weeks before and we’ll do so again, but each time we make it through and I feel called to reflect on my own actions and inaction. Continue reading

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Learning what Love looks like

My son is 9 years old, just started 3rd grade. Sometimes I step back and pause in disbelief… What happened to the last 9 years?! A big kid is before me where a chubby little toddler once stood! Time passes quickly and the way my son sees the world has changed. Continue reading


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Reflections from the Other Side

A few weeks ago, a friend and I had a genius idea! (Well, it seemed so at the time…) We decided to take some cherished vacation time and spend the entire day kayaking a local river. We had completed a similar trip last fall, and planned to start where we left off and continue to end. (For you local, Eastern Nebraska folks, this was the Platte River from Schramm Park SRA onto the Missouri River, exiting at the boat ramp in Plattsmouth.) Continue reading


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A Message of Forgiveness

This past Wednesday, my 9-year-old and I quickly walked up the stairs at church. Late as usual, we were rushing between faith formation hour and worship. I could hear the music begin to play, when my son stopped me. He looked at me with those dark brown eyes, and I knew he was fighting back tears. He began to tell me about what had happened with another child in his class.

Here is how it went down, as I scribed for my son later that night… Continue reading


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Still Thirsty – need Deeper Roots!

Years ago I participated in an intensive small group study about faith – faith practices, understanding self, experiencing God in the everyday. After the class was done, I felt energized and committed to the discovery of God at work in the world. But as time passed, the excitement began to fade and I found myself desperate for that same kind of commitment through intentional, deep study. (See:  A Thirst for Deep Roots). Continue reading


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A time to rest; A time to write!

It has been three months since I last sat down to write this blog. I sit at Panera, my “go to” spot for a quick writing escape. There is a hot cup of hazelnut coffee within reach. I can spot the same table of retired folks I’ve seen here for years, gossiping and drinking coffee for hours. Headphones in, laptop ready to go! And now I must write… Continue reading