Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday

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Looking beyond our own desires

My kids and I went to the store one night this week in search of a birthday present for my mom. We discussed on the short drive there what we might purchase – What does Mana like? What is her favorite color? I was at first met with blank stares; then my 3-year-old daughter suggested either a big scooter or pillows. I can say with certainty that her grandmother would NOT want a scooter and I have no clue what she meant by “pillows!” But I had a suspicion that both items reflected her own desires more than what she believed her grandma would want!
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Seeking light in the darkness

This has been a week filled with busy days, long commutes, icy roads, far too many hours at work – eyes dry from staring at a computer screen, and a grossly inadequate number of hours asleep in my bed. It would be very easy to dwell (to perseverate!) on the negative; to count the hours lost and whine about my life. Continue reading

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Searching for something sweet this Christmas season

Christmas is fast approaching – and with it comes food. Oh, not just regular food, but the buttery, sugary, absolutely delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, can’t stop eating it food! Overeating is almost expected this time of the year – tis the season to add a few pounds, right?! Continue reading

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Serving with a Smile!

My 3-year-old and I had lunch together this weekend, just the two of us. We had a “girl’s day” while the boys were at a football game. I let her choose the location for lunch – and she picked Panera because she wanted soup! (So proud of that girl – too refined for McDonald’s at age 3!)

I assumed that since it was only the two of us, she would dominate the conversation. At our family meals we usually have to fight for who gets to speak. Of course she would love the opportunity to have my complete attention! Continue reading