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


When we forget to seek presence

I seem to be writing about despair a lot lately; like that person who only has bad news to share at the party. Despair has been found through conversations with dear friends who feel broken, reading and listening to others who publicly declare their despair, and feeling moments of hopelessness myself. Oh, sure – there has been lots and lots of joy, too! But I keep coming back to discerning what, exactly, are we to do with this human emotion of despair! It seemed to plateau this past week as I both experienced and witnessed intense emotions at the conclusion of a divisive election. Continue reading

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To LIVE (in spite of our anxiety)

This world; this earthly life can lead to so much joy and happiness. Yet with it there is so much in this world to be afraid of – so much pain, loss, brokenness. It is easy to focus on the bad or lose ourselves in our worry. It is easy to push away our loved ones so we do not have to cope with the idea of losing that which we love the most. Continue reading