Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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A permanent display takes on deeper meaning

My husband and I are helping guide the weekly Wednesday night adult study at church. The subject was assigned, and the group is currently trudging through Old Testament stories of judges and kings, wars and a seemingly spiteful God. The Old Testament comprises the bulk of our Bible, but at times is the most challenging to relate to within the context of the Christ-following journey we find ourselves on today. Continue reading


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Not the Where, but the Who: Part 2

I arrived back home yesterday after a week out of country, traveling the UK for a work trip. The work was good, the travel went well and overall it was a great opportunity. I will admit it wasn’t all good… My body never quite figured out the time difference. We had long meetings in small, warm conference rooms. There were many late nights and early mornings, and very little time for sightseeing. In those few moments I did have to be a tourist, I was reminded of a post from just over 5 years ago. My thoughts have not changed… Continue reading


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It’s weird being human…

My daughter (my youngest, my baby!) turned 7 years old yesterday. Allow me to be a little nostalgic… She’s had a tremendous amount of growth in the last year – she can read a chapter book, tie her own shoes, get herself dressed. She is incredibly independent and self-sufficient. She knows what she wants, and she will do what it takes to make that happen! (Even if that means deceiving her parents…) Continue reading


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An Unexpected Opportunity to Help a Neighbor – part 2

It’s that time of the year again. The time where demands on Brooke’s time take over our lives! So, I – Brooke’s husband – am jumping in to help write this week’s post. It’s a great opportunity for me to share with you some additional thoughts about things we have been doing together as a family. Continue reading


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A Shared Table

I had the opportunity to serve communion last weekend. This Christian practice of partaking in bread and wine comes in many forms and frequencies. I’ve communed in churches big and small, in the middle of a forest with a campfire nearby, and as a part of a wedding ceremony, including my own. Continue reading


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Asking the Easy Questions

One week ago, Sunday morning… It was cold and dreary outside. I woke up extremely stressed about the things I hoped to complete that day. (So much for that day of rest.) The to do list continued to swim in my head; an impossible puzzle of tasks in a short span of time. My logical self couldn’t make sense of it! Continue reading