When our children were little, we could pretty much curate the kind of issues that entered our home…When our children entered public school, we did not have that same ability to curate, well, just about anything. Opportunities arose daily to discuss lots of things: having different teachers, friends from different backgrounds, racism, drugs, dating, gender ideology (beginning in early elementary school), social media, and more.June 5, 2023
When Nathan was preparing for Basic Training, I offered to train with him. [Pause for laughter.]
It was a running/calisthenics program. Calisthenics, I love. Running, only if someone is chasing me. I love to walk and hike but prefer to leave running to those who experience the pleasure of God through it.
God revealed a couple of things as I gasped for air. He uses any and all means to teach us about Himself and ourselves. For that, I am truly grateful.October 25, 2021
In many ways, this has felt like a long season. So many of the rhythms and routines of our lives have been disrupted, dismantled, or canceled. Milestones, celebrations, and times of mourning bear little resemblance to plans or dreams. Disease, unrest, sorrow, frustration, anger, confusion, exasperation, fear, numbness…have I hit on anything you can relate to yet? Our home is typically a revolving door for meetings, shared meals, neighbors and friends, game nights, and other…September 13, 2021
It was the most difficult season of our married lives — big trial, uncertainty, no routine, and high stress. We had five children and had unloaded all the baby paraphernalia. We were tired, worried, confused, frustrated, and as stretched by and dependent on God as we ever had been.
So we thought.October 12, 2020