Frustrated, impatient, and tired, I came into my room, sat on my bed and prayed in earnest, "Please, Lord, let him poop." (You never know what you are going to be praying for as a parent, do you?) Then just like that, a wave of inspiration flowed over me. Was it the Holy Spirit? I … Continue reading Prayers and Poetry, Inspired by Poop
The other night I snuggled up with my son to read books before bed. He picked one of his favorites, a Bible story book with cool illustrations of Noah's Ark and Jonah and the whale. He doesn't quite have the attention span for the whole story, so I usually just flip the pages and say … Continue reading How Sweet the Sound
Well, we didn't make it to Maine in time. My grandma passed away on August 3, the night before we were scheduled to leave at 4 a.m. We awoke the next morning with solemn hearts and took our time eating breakfast and loading the car. There was no more need to rush. We had missed … Continue reading Goodbye Grandma
I’ve always dreamed of driving cross-country, but these days the closest I can get to it is reading about it. So I did. I read Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance; Finding God on the Open Road, by Donald Miller. It was a very enjoyable read. I love adventure, I love God. And I love … Continue reading Hop on the Bus!
Going to a baby shower when you have a two year old and an eight month old is kinda like going to a wedding after you've been married a few years. "Congratulations!" you say in your best and most sincere tone, while thinking in your head "Good luck, hold on tight, you are in for … Continue reading Showers and Shepherds
Maybe it was our trip to Wal-Mart. On second thought, I'm pretty sure it was the church nursery. Yep, the church nursery gave my child the stomach flu. 😦 It seems like literally every time we drop him off at the nursery during the winter months he comes back with a sniffle or a cough … Continue reading Why get a flu shot when there’s the church nursery?
Every year I write a Christmas letter. It's becoming a tradition. A tradition I enjoy. It's fun to write and reflect on the past year of our life and on the celebration of Jesus’ birth. It's something I'd like to continue to do, so when our kids are 30 and have families of their own … Continue reading CHRISTmas letters…
I'm really enjoying Donald Miller's book, Prayer and the Art of Volkswagon Maintenance. Here's a good snippet. "When I begin by asking what godliness looks like, I have the wrong end in mind. It is the process that is godliness, not so much the end result. A godly man will involve himself in the process … Continue reading Godliness