Category: Family and Home

I Just Want to Love Watching Them Play

I believe there are important lessons in having our kids play but not making it the central focus of their lives or the lives of the entire family. We still need to make space for family vacations, summer jobs, worship, academics, and yes, general leisure. I believe that one...

Raising Forgiven Sinners, Good Humans

I want my kids to see morality as following Jesus's example and not just acting as perfectly as possible. I want my kids to embrace the idea of "good trouble" and understand that doing the right thing isn't always considered the socially appropriate thing. I don't want them to...

Building a New Bar

The Coronavirus Home Improvement Chronicles – Part 3 Truth be told, we were actually talking about moving. It wasn’t that we didn’t like our house, we really do, but when we moved here five years ago we believed that my husband’s work-from-home gig would only last a couple months...

Then We Made a Bed

It was so good to sleep just a little closer to the ground on a solid bed with a pretty headboard behind it. A 10-year dream had finally come true....

It All Started With a Fan

We figured the handful of tasks that we brought home would keep us busy for a little while, something to distract us from the fact that we couldn't take the family out of the house and all we had was our work, school, and fruitless attempts to keep us...