Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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The Boomerang Blame Game

I have this bad habit… When I encounter some kind of problem or disagreement, I immediately begin to mentally run through the reasons why I am right and everyone else is wrong. Then I continue to dwell on it – to further convince myself that yes, I am most definitely right!

It is mentally consuming, and a major disruption in my attempt to live life. Continue reading

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Faith: An Ongoing Discovery

So, I have finally wrapped up this study on Global Christology. I’ve referenced this class nearly every week lately, so clearly the material was meaningful. In each course I’ve had the opportunity to take, I have been able to apply what we were studying to real life, which gives me the blessing to more fully step back and see how God weaves in and out of life moments, connecting life experiences.

It was a timely conclusion to our course – pondering who Christ is for humanity as we engage in the season of Advent and Christmas. Continue reading


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Encounter Christmas

As my kids grow up, I see them experience Christmas in a slightly different way each year. Each Advent and Christmas season will come and go… I see them ponder, appreciating the purpose of Christmas in a way that goes beyond the lights and the presents and the cookies. Continue reading


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Untangling the Weeds

Does it seem that we are increasingly quick to separate, divide, and deflect blame? There is a right and a wrong, the good and the bad. We avoid the gray areas and focus on our differences. If I can point out someone else’s faults, it makes me feel just a little bit better about myself. Maybe this is why my kids feel the need to tattle on each other… Continue reading