Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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Connections in Times of Chaos

Yet another work deadline was completed yesterday. It was draining – emotionally, mentally. I was dead tired, desperate for a mental break and more than 4 hours of sleep. I woke up this morning excited for the day – the sun was shining, I would have the entire day with my family, and I would not be required to go anywhere near my office! But the need to write something for this blog hung over my head – another nasty deadline drawing my attention away from the real world. Writing is supposed to be an escape for me, not a chore; it makes me sad to reach this point! Continue reading

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Sometimes a Reminder is all we need

My 9-year-old made a New Year’s Resolution: he would write in a journal every day. We sat together on his bed a couple of nights ago, and he showed me what he had written so far; little stories about his day, a note about a math test, frustration over a playground argument. I’m not sure where this sudden urge to write came from, but he seemed pleased with himself and eager to share. Continue reading


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A time to rest; A time to write!

It has been three months since I last sat down to write this blog. I sit at Panera, my “go to” spot for a quick writing escape. There is a hot cup of hazelnut coffee within reach. I can spot the same table of retired folks I’ve seen here for years, gossiping and drinking coffee for hours. Headphones in, laptop ready to go! And now I must write… Continue reading


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I know when I need a break!

My husband and I returned yesterday from our week long stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Our time away was amazing! A beautiful resort, stunning views, fabulous food, time with my husband and ample time for rest. I am so thankful we have the opportunity to travel and family back at home willing to watch our kids while we’re gone! Continue reading


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When there is nothing profound to say

As an accountant, you might think I spend my entire day creating formulas and compiling numerical data. This is mostly true – much of my day is spent in an excel spreadsheet. And I’ll admit, a balanced spreadsheet brings me great joy – something you non-accountant types will never understand! Continue reading


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Making the most of my procrastination

I am yet again stuck on a Sunday morning with nothing started on today’s post. I’ve done this to myself a lot lately – and it is not normally how I operate! I prefer to thoroughly plan, develop and execute tasks. I would not save homework for the last minute, I was rarely forced to cram for tests. So why do I continue to put my weekly writing off until the morning it is “due”?!? Continue reading


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When there is nothing to write about…

I put off writing this week, waiting for something inspiring to happen. We just made it through Holy Week and Easter – an ample supply of God moments! But now it feels as if my eyes have been closed. This week it seemed that I spent more time fighting with my 3-year-old than experiencing moments of love with our family. This week I found myself lost in the schedule and far too focused on the next task to pay attention to what God was doing. Sure, there are little stories from the week – little moments of grace and God’s love at work. But no earth shattering, captivating stories to share! Continue reading