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


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