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
Luca is learning the Lord’s Prayer in his preschool class. I was so excited about it I designed a poster to hang in he and Adriano’s room. I thought we could learn it and recite it before bedtime. Or maybe even at our Thanksgiving dinner! We usually say this sweet little prayer before bed: Gentle Jesus,… Read More The Lord’s prayer poster for kids
This year I attended two exceptionally meaningful and inspirational weddings. One was my brother’s and the other was my best friend’s. They both have powerful, God-filled stories behind them that leave me with a deep respect and immense love for both couples. Here they are as brief as I can possibly make them — and then… Read More Wedding playlist and two love stories