Life | Paper Snowflakes

Life | Paper Snowflakes

Making paper snowflakes is a wintertime staple for kids. They get out the paper and the scissors, carefully fold and cut out their pattern, and excitedly open up the paper to discover their creation. Doesn’t matter that I’m in my thirties, I still love...
Parenting | Celebrate Your Kids

Parenting | Celebrate Your Kids

One of my weekly rituals is PostSecret.com. I can’t wait to open my RSS feed on Sundays and check out what’s on people’s minds and hearts as they share their secret with the world. This particular secret captured my attention yesterday: I imagine the...

Life | The Risk of Community

A few months ago, Jenna and I were sitting in the living room. The kids had gone to bed, and we were talking about community, specifically the community into which we were invited. We liked these people. Still we wondered if we were ready to take the plunge into...

Stop. Reflect. Return.

At our Thanksgiving FX, we based our Bible story segment on the healing of the Lepers found in Luke 17. We all know this story. Ten Lepers notice Jesus and call for him to help them. Jesus hears their cries, sees their need, and responds with compassion. He tells them...
Life | A crazy morning and an awesome volunteer

Life | A crazy morning and an awesome volunteer

I was just doing my morning rounds when a preschool volunteer comes towards me, hands dripping with blood. “Taye fell, and he’s bleeding pretty bad.” Cue adrenaline rush. Sure enough. It’s bad, emergency room bad. I run and find Jenna. I pull her out of church and...

Parenting | And sometimes they melt your heart

In the past three days, I’ve experienced three facets of parenting… Sometimes they bring you joy… As I came around the corner from raking leaves, I noticed Liam kicking the soccer ball around by himself. I decided to forsake all thing yard work related and...

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