Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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Sometimes we try too hard to find Joy!

As this posts, my husband and I should have arrived safely at our resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I might be already lounging by a pool, fruity drink in hand. Or eating fish tacos at a pool side bar. (Hopefully we are not stuck in an airport somewhere, or fighting with an airline about lost luggage!) Continue reading

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Hospitality: to both friend and stranger

Just made it home from a week-long family vacation in Wyoming… One full week, 12 people, no schedule! It was amazing time away, and I’m having a hard time readjusting to the real world. Sitting at my computer and trying to focus on work at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning will be difficult! Continue reading


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Pondering our differences

I am on the good side of yet another nasty work deadline, and now feel I can safely get excited for an upcoming family vacation! One week, twelve people, two vehicles, cabins, mountains, hiking! Just the week we all need!! Continue reading


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Seeking Stillness

Sometimes the inside of my head is a deep, dark, stressful place to be. Moments of quiet bring planning, worry, excessive organization and an attempt to control life. Distractions become a blessing when they disrupt my frantic, spiraling negativity.

I cherish the moments when I seek and then allow myself to enjoy stillness. Continue reading


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My lesson of good news from a cartoon

Our little family recently arrived home from an amazing 5-day summer fun-filled vacation with very dear friends. We swam for hours under perfect blue summer skies. We ate ice cream nearly every day; this “mom-on-vacation” could care less when the chocolate faced 3-year-old somehow smeared ice-cream on every surrounding surface. We laughed and told silly stories around a campfire, our hands sticky from s’mores. I cuddled with my very tired daughter under the warm sun, toes dug into the sand, sun-kissed skin warm against me under a bright pink beach towel, with sounds of laughter in the background. Continue reading


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Blessed to be family

I’ll keep this short and sweet! It’s been a busy week, I’m so very tired, and I have a mountain of laundry waiting for me! We returned yesterday from the most amazing family vacation in Washington DC! This trip was a vision of my dad’s years ago, and became reality through planning by my mom. There were 11 of us on the trip, 8 adults and 3 kids (my niece and my own 2 kids). I feared my 3-year-old daughter would have massive tantrums every day from the chaos and lack of sleep. But all 3 kids were amazing – well behaved, great listeners and respectful all week! Continue reading