Category Archives: Home and Family Management

On the Nearing of Advent, and these Unpredictably Rhythmic Offerings

The Contract Pending sign has mysteriously appeared atop our For Sale sign this morning, quietly slipped in by our realtor under the cover of night. She knew it’d make us grin to discover it in first morning’s light. Though we … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Attending to His Presence, Celebrations, Give Me Grace, Home and Family Management, misc. walking with Jesus, Transition, Uncategorized, Unforced Rhythms | 17 Comments

Day 24: An Open Letter from a Mom of Littles [Why I Need You To Just Come Over]

So it’s no secret that I’m a mom of 2 amazing small people. And even though I feel like my heart is fully alive (most days) and I’m embracing this season in all its fun and intensity?  Parenting a baby … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Home and Family Management, Learning Authenticity, misc. walking with Jesus, Parenting, Uncategorized | 25 Comments

Day 22: When Jesus Invades Your Ordinary Motherhood {a story that’s beyond precious to my heart}

These are ordinary days. Days of nose wiping and grilled cheese making and sibling spat refereeing. Days of giggles and cuddles, kisses and correction. Of heart shepherding and soul shaping. As a Jesus-loving mom, you try and you try to … Continue reading

Posted in 31 Days 2014, Encountering God in the Beautiful, Family Moments, Freedom From Perfectionism, Home and Family Management, Learning Authenticity, Motherhood is Funny, Parenting, Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Day 10: One Big Way My Parenting Is Changing

Hey, my friends. In case you’re new-ish around here, I want you to know that it is out of the ordinary for me to write on parenting. I tend to feel like so many people are already saying great things … Continue reading

Posted in 31 Days 2014, Family Moments, Freedom From Perfectionism, Home and Family Management, Learning Authenticity, misc. walking with Jesus, Parenting, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

In Which Life Is Extra In My Face {some (more) honesty about this season}

I sink into the couch on a Sunday afternoon, Stan across the living room studying music theory, Maia snug in nap-land, and Isaac in the playroom doing “quiet playtime” and needing our attention every other minute or so. Sigh. Life … Continue reading

Posted in Attending to His Presence, Compassion, Encountering God in the Beautiful, GROW in His Word, Home and Family Management, I'm Writing A Book, Ministry, Motherhood is Funny | 15 Comments

Regarding Big Dreams and Heart-Priorities {What I’ve Learned in 1 Year of Blogging: Part 2}

Hola my friends!  This is Part 2 of What I’ve Discovered in 1 Year of {serious} Blogging {the series}.   If you’ve missed part of the series, you can find the rest here: Introduction to the Series (Why Am I Writing … Continue reading

Posted in Attending to His Presence, Community, Encountering God in the Mundane, Home and Family Management, I'm Writing A Book, One Word, Parenting, Uncategorized | 20 Comments

How To Live Crazy-On-Fire When You’re Beyond Exhausted

Y’all?  Can I kinda bare my soul today? This may be more like a journal entry than a blog post. So, bear with me while I pour out my guts onto this screen. I pray God meets you somewhere in … Continue reading

Posted in Attending to His Presence, Confidence in God, Encountering God in the Messy, Encountering God in the Mundane, Freedom From Perfectionism, Goodness of the Gospel, Home and Family Management, Learning Authenticity, misc. walking with Jesus, Parenting, Stillness Manifesto, Uncategorized | 17 Comments

Our Impending Transition [yes. more of it.]

Hey my friends, There’s some transition on my life’s horizon that I’d like to share with you here.  It’s kind of a big deal, and kind of a gigantic question mark all at the same time. I’ll explain. Thanks But … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Family Moments, Home and Family Management, Ministry, misc. walking with Jesus, Parenting, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Some Honesty For You [About How I’m Struggling Lately]

I’m coming up for air today. And this post has actually been a little hard for me to write.  Because deep down, I secretly really like y’all to think I have it fairly together.  Mostly. But today?  I don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in Attending to His Presence, Encountering God in the Messy, Encountering God in the Mundane, Freedom From Perfectionism, Home and Family Management, Learning Authenticity, misc. walking with Jesus, Parenting, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

What My Life Is Like These Days [On Chaos and Stillness]

Whew. After spending so much time documenting the incredible God-story of Maia’s birth week, it feels good to be getting back to a “normal” blogging life. Well, as normal as I can manage while wrangling a high-energy genius-toddler and our beautiful, still-new-but-quickly-growing … Continue reading

Posted in Encountering God in the Mundane, Family Moments, Home and Family Management, Parenting, Stillness Manifesto | Leave a comment