Hope, Love, Power in Christ, Self Control

´╗┐Embracing Christ in Chaos

Have you ever lost Christ somewhere between frantic phone calls and forms? That was me this past month! August hit our family like Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. Blustery, unforgiving, and abundant in chaos, one crisis after the next landed on our doorstep. Wave after wave, I gasped for air, longing for sunlight with little reprieve.… Continue reading ´╗┐Embracing Christ in Chaos

Connection, Kindness

Choose Kindness

A few years ago, my son was super into origami. Spending countless hours meticulously bending and folding paper into mini masterpieces, he protected his crafts with a ferocity rivaling a mother dragon. As only a nine-year-old boy would, he proudly displayed his creations in his bedroom's origami museum to protect and admire his labors. That's… Continue reading Choose Kindness

Rest

Too Busy!

First, let's examine why we became so busy. The American Dream is a fantastic thing, but I'm afraid we've chosen the Extreme Games version. What started out as an earnest and worthy ode to working hard and making something of our lives has morphed into a perceived obligation to "work hard" at everything we do... even rest. Heaven forbid we not schedule a "leisure activity" during that 45 minutes between gymnastics and choir practice.