Category: Family and Home

Our Solar Journey Begins

After years of paying for electricity, we're now overly concerned with not paying for electricity (especially while we are going to be paying off the solar panels for awhile). We know that for the first couple months of solar ownership we are going to be dealing with shorter winter...

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....