Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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Here we go… another new year!

The new year has arrived! Each year I become more amazed at how quickly time moves.

ferrisbueller3This weekend was my last chance to “live” before the overtime nightmare that is year-end accounting begins. Family was in town. We had plans for fun, games, a nice dinner out, time to celebrate a new year. Yet on Saturday morning, I sat in my dark living room buried under blankets watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I was struck by the last line of the movie:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Continue reading


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The Complicated Relationship Between Fear and Trust

It is easy to advise someone else: trust God and find peace! But sometimes I fail to take my own advice. I feel a need to have it “together” all the time; to be stoic and in control of my emotions. So the story I’ll share this week almost seems like a confession… Continue reading


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The Force is With Us!

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago (perhaps in excruciatingly long detail – see A Thirst for Deep Roots), I am currently taking an online class through Wartburg Seminary:  Psalms in the Life of the Church. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into, but have found the readings, online discussions, and more intensive study wonderful – and a new cause of sleep deprivation! Continue reading


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A Thirst for Deep Roots

In recent months my faith life felt stagnant. I felt a thirst for deepness, as if I had been simply skimming the surface. My connection to God was weak – like a phone call with a bad connection. I would catch myself blaming: I didn’t have time for the adult study I wanted, the sermons and scripture readings each Sunday did not speak to me.

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How do I stop from just going through the motions?

As many can relate, last week was the first week back at school for our family – a time that is eagerly anticipated yet somehow completely dreaded at the same time. My husband is a teacher, so he is back full time and I have to say good-bye to a stay-at-home parent/chef/laundry folder/house cleaner/(insert any household or family chore here).

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