A dozen joys {Whole Together Family 24/31}

There are so many things I take for granted or even resent in all my entitled audacity. Every now and then it's nice to stop to notice a few them. Here are a dozen of mine. The freedom to just walk in the hills with my kiddos. I do not notice this enough. I often … Continue reading A dozen joys {Whole Together Family 24/31}

Room to Change Your Mind {Whole Together Family 23/31}

I routinely leave Target empty-handed. I'd really like to enjoy Target, but the overwhelm of too many options just hits way too hard. Maybe one day? I know it's not really a problem. I just have FOMO and a mental image of all the cute things people have told me they found at Target. They elude … Continue reading Room to Change Your Mind {Whole Together Family 23/31}

A little independence {Whole Together Family 22/31}

The kids were adamant they wanted to go the steep way. The trail the just goes straight up one of our most frequented hills has always been their favorite. I tend to beg off because I end up carrying someone, the one with the shortest legs who shall not be named, at least part of … Continue reading A little independence {Whole Together Family 22/31}

Moment {FMF and Whole Together Family 21/31}

At this moment I am a little bit exhausted. I would prefer to just shut this up and go to sleep, but since I skipped yesterday I really do need to write a few words today. So that's what I'm doing. Choosing what to do in the moment is good for sometimes, but sometimes I … Continue reading Moment {FMF and Whole Together Family 21/31}

Hope and a palmful of faith {Whole Together Family 20/31}

Just a list of sorts. Some things I've picked up over the last few years, some things that are more recent. Maybe at some point I'll think about this a little more, but for now hopefully you find something to encourage you in your own family and all the struggles therein. Much love. -- Different … Continue reading Hope and a palmful of faith {Whole Together Family 20/31}

Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}

"Affluence, safety, and comfort can dull our souls." -Ashley Hales in Finding Holy in the Suburbs, p.117 I finished this book two days ago and I already want to reread it. Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales is a critical, theological discussion of how where we live shapes our faith. This is not … Continue reading Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}

Choosing {Whole Together Family 18/31}

I always have plan. Often, a list, too. And if it doesn't look like it, then I have a plan to read a book.In fact I have a list of about 400 books to read. So it's more of a habitual plan than anything else. But sometimes I don't get to the things on my … Continue reading Choosing {Whole Together Family 18/31}

Each Individual Who {Whole Together Family 17/31}

The who is the most important part of the whole. It's not about being whole one way or another, it's about considering our who. Each one of us in this family is a different who. And each one of us has a different way of being in the world and a different way they need … Continue reading Each Individual Who {Whole Together Family 17/31}