Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday

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Being a Sheep

When I walk towards the elevator at the end of a long work day, my eyes are usually glued to my phone. This is partly to take my mind off whatever unfinished business I’m leaving behind, but also to get an update on what I missed in my real life. On one particularly stressful day, I found this message from my 5-year-old’s teacher:

[Your daughter] had a great day! She went above and beyond today and I really appreciate it!” Continue reading


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Don’t be so surprised – people CAN be nice!

Sometimes people surprise me.

On the evening before Christmas Eve, I was forced against my will to make an unexpected trip to the worst place on earth. (OK – that might be a bit of an exaggeration. BUT Walmart is typically not a pleasant place to be; always busy, noisy, dirty and too big! I avoid it as much as possible!) It was raining and dreary, the parking lot was full. I sat in my car and took a deep breath, preparing for the pushy crowds and growly checkers. Continue reading

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Reacting to conflict – the power of touch!

As my son molds into the person he was created to be, I am increasingly amazed by his intelligence, his compassion, his faith. As each day passes, I know him more deeply and experience more joy from his presence in my life! More than this, I’m starting to recognize that my son is a far better human than I am!

When I am angry with someone or sad, or afraid that someone is mad at me, I avoid. On the empathy scale, I’m a zero – maybe a one on a good day. Why do I do this? Why do I avoid conflict? My son – at only 7-years-old – handles things differently. Continue reading