Category: Family and Home

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...

Helping Our City Kids Love the Outdoors

A regular scroll through my Facebook or Instagram accounts makes it seem like this is easy for us, but detaching from electronics and work and the outside world and forcing our kids (and us) into nature takes real effort. There are some weekends when I just want to hunker...