The Ministry of Parenting

When our youngest was born, our oldest was just six years little. I remember those years with a fondness, and am also amazed to think of all that would happen in a day. Diapers were changed, toddlers were chased, babies were nursed, meals were made, snacks were handed out, sippy Continue Reading

It’s A New Day

Friends, It’s a new day. A new week. Maybe you woke up excited and ready to go, and maybe you wish you could climb back into bed. Maybe the world feels heavy, and maybe your heart is light. Maybe you feel like you have an endless, impossible list to tackle Continue Reading

We Are Made for Relationship

We are made for relationship. Relationship with God. Relationship with family. Relationship with friends. The feeling of connection that occurs when we interact with loved ones is not only beautiful, but also so important for our well being. One of my favorite things to do is to sit with a Continue Reading

Today I Will Recognize the Gift and Acknowledge the Hardship

Sometimes I feel tired. And sometimes I feel weary. Maybe it’s the feeling of being pulled in so many directions. Maybe it’s the feeling of being needed so often throughout the day. Maybe it’s never really being alone. Maybe it’s the wondering and the doubting. Are the kids doing okay? Continue Reading

God Is For the Messy And the Complicated And the People Who Make Bad Choices. He’s For All of Us.

What if I told you that nothing you have done, or will do, can separate you from the love of God?  Would you believe me?  Would you think – Sure. That sounds really nice for (insert name of person you deem worthy of God’s love here), but not for me. Continue Reading

A Prayer For Change

Lord, help us. Our black brothers and sisters are hurting. They’ve been hurting. For so long. Help us to come alongside them and to stand for justice. We pray the systems of oppression and marginalization will be dissolved. We pray for the building up of systems that treat all people Continue Reading

The Teachers Are Working Extra Hard – Let’s Love Them Extra Hard

Today I received an email from the online director for our school district. The email talked about the challenges they have faced in the first week of online school and the ways they are trying to remedy the problems. In the email, it was mentioned that they have received a Continue Reading

To the Parents Wondering: Are We In? Or Are We Out?

This week, we were faced with a hard decision. To some it may not have been hard, but for us it was incredibly difficult. And I believe this was just the first of many difficult decisions that are about to come our way. Our two oldest daughters were cast in Continue Reading