Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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When Logistics Get in the Way

The tagline for this blog is “Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday!’ Saturday held events which were not “everyday” and God was most definitely present!

The past week was a busy one; big deadlines at work (again), soccer, kindergarten round-up, church commitments, doctor appointments, meetings. We had joyful events on Saturday to look forward to. But as the week wore on and the opportunity for sufficient sleep evaporated, my husband and I allowed the logistics of the day get in the way of our excitement for these important events. Continue reading

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Hearing the words again

How quickly time passes between Ash Wednesday (Ashes to Ashes: The Journey begins again) and Easter Sunday. Consumed by work, school, soccer and vacations, the days pass by and I yet again feel I did not set aside enough time to reflect during Lent. Prepared or not, we have now entered Holy Week. One last chance before Easter to consider how Jesus’ journey towards the cross should define my faith; define my very being. 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


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Finding Presence in ALL places

In a recent discussion with a coworker, I shared that I was taking online seminary classes and had just started a new course. We had been discussing his new graduate level business program, lamenting on the time and work involved. I think how great it is to have that phase of life behind me, and make the same statement I’ve made the last 9 years: “I’m done with graduate studies, I’ve studied for and passed all of the right exams. No more school for me!” Continue reading


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The calm and the chaos

Saturday held three soul-lifting events all rolled into one experience; a moment of time to revive my spirit! I was able to (1) go for a run, which happened to take place (2) outdoors through tree-lined trails located (3) at the camp I so often declare to be my spiritual “home away from home!” Continue reading


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Appreciating Boredom

I sat in church recently with my 4-year-old daughter. As worship was about to begin, she looked me in the eye and said – in that whiny “4 going on 14” voice – “Church is SO boring!” Oh, no child! Why would you say that here, now! People can hear you! You are only supposed to say sweet, adorable things that I can easily incorporate into a writing each week. What am I supposed to do with this?!? Continue reading


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To set the world on Fire, stick with community!

Time for confession… I’ve felt myself pull back lately from the administrative side of my church involvement, frustrated by the conflicts and bureaucracy of running a church.

We stand together at the end of a worship service and fervently sing “Build Your Kingdom Here” by Rend Collective. We sing with joy and celebration and passion – and I think in that moment we all mean the words we sing. Continue reading