a hopeful alternative to bad days and good days

In our house, with these three little kids, we can get a little dramatic. To say the least. My kids will groan loudly about how terrible their day is just because they have to put away a toy, do a job, or -heaven help us - find and put on their shoes. Much to my … Continue reading a hopeful alternative to bad days and good days

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}

Yes, I … {Whole Together Family 15/31}

Sometimes with these abstract ideas that argue for a deeper story it is easy to be stuck in the idealist world. Straightforward problems with logical answers, often falling into false dichotomies that say things are either one way or the other. Never both. But that just isn't the case. The human experience is so utterly … Continue reading Yes, I … {Whole Together Family 15/31}

Go from here {Whole Together Family 7/31}

We are ourselves, even as we live together as a family. For each other, we make modifications, we make concessions, and we make mistakes. We learn to live as a family even as we all change and become different versions of our same selves. It's a circling of needs and becoming, taking turns, together and … Continue reading Go from here {Whole Together Family 7/31}

True About You {Whole Together Family 5/31}

Just a list of things I need myself to know, and things I want my people to know. You might recognize this from when I posted it on Instagram a couple months ago. I hope this blesses you as you think about the value and wholeness in your own identity. <3 --- - “You is … Continue reading True About You {Whole Together Family 5/31}

When we are imperfectly whole {Whole Together Family 4/31}

I've spent most of my life improving things. I am a One on the enneagram, even though often I wish I was an Eight or aspire to transform into a Five. I am a solid One. I improve, perfect, and rapidly assess situations and figure out what is wrong. I am not a technical perfectionist about as … Continue reading When we are imperfectly whole {Whole Together Family 4/31}

It’s All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee {Review}

"You don't have to leave it all behind for rest. In fact, that's going to be unrealistic. Yes, God's definitely going to ask you to lay down some stuff, but he also created you to be an efficient, productive woman capable of doing great things." - It's All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee, p.63.   … Continue reading It’s All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee {Review}