Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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Guest Writer (Part 2) – I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy

Hello all!! As Brooke’s husband, for the past several years, I have had the opportunity to provide input, suggestions, and thoughts for this blog, however, this is the first time I get to actually write for Family God Moments! If you are regular readers, I feel you know a lot about our little family already, and who we all are. I’m excited to be able to share some insights of my own with you. Continue reading

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Impossible Schedules: Who is in Control?

I went to the dentist this week. I’m a grinder – not just the ‘grind at night’ type, but the all day, every day grinder. It’s a method of coping with stress and anxiety that is apparently causing significant harm to my teeth! The dentist bugged me for years to get a mouth guard, and I finally decided to go for it. I took time out from my busy day to have an impression made. (I’m grinding my teeth right now just thinking about it…) Continue reading


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Something to Hope For

My little family spent a few hours of our Saturday – this first Saturday in December – maneuvering the crowds and overflowing aisles at local stores. We purchased gifts for families and kids we had adopted, with the strict rule that we would not shop for ourselves! The goal, of course, to focus on needs of others instead of our own wants. Continue reading


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Signs of Hope found in Despair

All of a sudden, fall is gone and winter has arrived. The mornings are bitter cold, the sun elusive, and there are only brown leaves and empty branches in place of the beautiful autumn colored foliage. We are at the beginning, with months and months ahead filled with brown, cold darkness! Continue reading


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Serving Together

It’s a Monday night. There’s a group of sophomore boys from a local Catholic high school, a well-dressed young man with a Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints badge prominently displayed, two international students from a local college, a couple of Lutherans (my son and myself) and some men, residents of the homeless shelter where we were serving the evening meal. Continue reading


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To Feed or Flourish

The last couple of weeks were busy – with work deadlines and kids’ commitments colliding in big ways! Looking back, I’m fairly certain I failed absolutely everyone in my life at some point. Those moments when you realize you can’t make everyone happy are discouraging. My family has encountered these weeks before and we’ll do so again, but each time we make it through and I feel called to reflect on my own actions and inaction. Continue reading


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The things to be thankful for

There are very few pictures of myself that I actually like. I always find something to critique – some flaw that I do not want captured for all of eternity! But last weekend, my husband snapped a picture while I wasn’t looking and I absolutely adore it! Continue reading