Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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Pinot and Cheez-its

The soccer game was added late to the schedule. When I saw it, my heart sank… Thursday, March 29, 6:00 pm. Maundy Thursday. A service is held on the Thursday before Easter to remember the Last Supper; when Jesus, servant to all, intimately washed the feet of his disciples. This service is an important part of honoring Easter, acknowledging the humble, servant attitude of Christ. Through Holy Week – from Palm Sunday, to Maundy Thursday, then Good Friday – this tradition helps me experience more sincerely the Joy of Easter Sunday! Continue reading

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Whose will be done?

The kids take turns leading our meal-time prayers. On occasion (as we sit with hands folded over a plate of hot food), this will evolve into an argument over who gets to say the prayer. This argument is followed by a sharp look from mom or dad, then a verbal reprimand, then perhaps tears, concluded with the firm reminder that this is not how we talk to God!!! Continue reading


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A Lesson from Mister Rogers

Today began with yet another cold, dreary morning. By this point in March (with basketball brackets to monitor and green beverages to consume) you begin to expect nice weather: sunshine, blue skies, warm temps. But no – we must wait a little longer and endure another cool, cloudy day!

It was hard to get out of bed, and a struggle to get motivated. We had a couple hours before church started. I should have worked on homework, or I should have started writing this blog. I should have started some laundry. But I didn’t! Instead, I grabbed a cup of coffee, curled up on the couch with my daughter, and we watched an entire hour of Mister Rogers Neighborhood! Continue reading


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Following the Rules

My 5-year-old has a mind of her own. Don’t get me wrong… a free spirit is a wonderful quality to have! With the combination of intelligence, determination, compassion, and an innate ability to make people feel special, I am eager to see the powerful woman this little girl will become. However, at 5-years-old there are rules to follow! Continue reading


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Being “Church”

Last Sunday morning, my son and I raced to the car after soccer practice and flew out of the parking lot, hoping we would hit the stop lights just right and actually make the 11:00 church service on time. (We didn’t…) As I drove, he worked on peeling off his stinky shin guards and changing into something presentable for church – as much as he could constrained by a seat belt that is. Continue reading


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Guest Writer (Part 2) – I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy

Hello all!! As Brooke’s husband, for the past several years, I have had the opportunity to provide input, suggestions, and thoughts for this blog, however, this is the first time I get to actually write for Family God Moments! If you are regular readers, I feel you know a lot about our little family already, and who we all are. I’m excited to be able to share some insights of my own with you. Continue reading


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When Appearance gets in the way: Looking past the Unibrow

My son has been working through a social dilemma at school. Some friends have been teasing another boy in the class – a kind boy, but one who is overweight and a little socially awkward. My son has struggled – he feels pressure to say something and get a laugh from his friends, but is aware of the hurt it would cause this boy. Continue reading