How to Cultivate Joy


Faith

Joy isn’t a natural response to difficult circumstances or suffering, but with God, we can experience the fruit of the Spirit, joy. 5 ways to cultivate joy.

April 10, 2019

Embracing The Moments (And Emotions) That Remind Us Our Children Are Growing Up


Family

Parenting is full of emotion fueled moments, when we realize our children are growing up and stepping a little further into the world. These moments remind us that we cannot control our kids or their experiences. Two weeks ago our four year old sunshine girl climbed the stairs of a school bus for the first […]

September 26, 2017

Hello 2017. God is Good, All The Time.


Faith, Gratitude

Two weeks ago, if you asked me what I planned to write in the first blog post of 2017, this was not it. What I planned, was to summarize 2016 and about hopes, dreams and goals for 2017. But that is not what I’m writing today. No, I want to just talk about the past two, life-changing weeks. One […]

January 7, 2017

On Our Son’s Sixth Birthday – What I Love About You!


Family

Today our son Aiden turns SIX. Somehow, six years have passed since we first saw his sweet face. Time is a strange thing – it seems like he has always been, yet it seems like I blinked because he was just born! And now I can hardly pick him up. How. Did. That. Happen? While I […]

October 31, 2016

A Letter To Our Son, Who Just Broke His Arm


Family

My son, you amaze me. This week you broke your arm jumping off a swing. It is thankfully not a bad break, but painful nonetheless. Always the cautious child, I was surprised the first time you showed me your new swing-jumping skill. I was so proud of you for trying something new, and a little riskier than […]

August 4, 2016