This past weekend was a rough one. I flew to Indiana for my grandmother’s funeral. Today I’m sharing a video and printed memorial card from her service, as well as the eulogy I gave. She was 94 years old and suffering greatly, so it should have been a happy occasion when we celebrated her entry… Read More Giving my first eulogy
One of our summer activities is going to be memorizing scripture as a family. I designed 11 free printables to color and help teach kids Bible verses. Each week, after they color them, they can hang them in their room and we can recite them together before bed at night. My hope is to give them… Read More 11 Bible verses to teach kids with printables
Sundays have become the highlight of our week in the last couple months. Because of our new Sunday routine we start Monday morning feeling refreshed and ready to get to work. We feel bonded as a family and our kids start the week with full love tanks. So what’s changed? We’re learning to practice the Sabbath. We’re turning off… Read More Honoring the Sabbath with kids
Have you ever heard of resurrection eggs? They’re a fun, interactive way to tell the Easter story to kids. We did this activity last Sunday with the kids and they were much more receptive and involved than I anticipated! We really enjoyed it. They want to do it again this Sunday. The basic idea is that… Read More Kids Easter activities: Resurrection eggs
It’s ironic that I, of all people, would write a post on prayer. My prayer life isn’t where it should be. My fear of praying in public is a work in progress. And I’ll be honest with you, prayer has largely been a vague mystery to me. But despite all of this, God is calling… Read More Does prayer make a difference?
What does your spouse do that fills your heart to the brim? What do you do that makes your child’s eyes light up big and bright? We each receive love differently, so if we speak each other’s language we’ll get farther faster. Marcello and I were introduced to Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” as… Read More Are you speaking your family’s love language?
I used to have a lot of nightmares. Truly terrifying scenarios and stories would invent themselves in my mind while I was sleeping — sometimes on a nightly basis. “What is wrong with me?” I wondered. “Is there something dark inside of me?” I was a grown adult who was, at times, scared of the… Read More How to stop nightmares