Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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Out with the Old

Meet the newest – and smallest – member of our household: Guacamole the Anole!

The anole was a 3rd grade science project for my son early in the school year. One day he brings home a permission slip, and asks us to sign. The anole project was complete, and the 8 anoles currently residing in the 3rd grade classrooms needed a new home. If we sign this little slip of paper, our son could be entered into a drawing and have the chance to take home his very own lizard! My gut reaction was ‘NO!’ But my son’s patient pleas and soul-devouring deep brown eyes finally convinced us to sign the paper. It was okay – but I was still banking on slim odds that his name would actually get drawn.

As it turns out, I am a pushover. Only 8 kids actually got their permissions slips signed – and we ended up with a lizard.

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Sweet Victory

Perhaps you heard the news this week… the Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year drought to win the 2016 World Series of baseball.  Big news – hard to miss! Cubs fan or not, you have to admit that it was a historical moment and exciting to watch if you enjoy the game of baseball. Plus it gave us some respite from this vicious political season! Continue reading


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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