Lenten Lessons about Parenting Traumatized Kids

The kids and I have been reading through Contemplating the Crossduring this year’s Lenten season.  The reading level is advanced but I’ve really enjoyed the way we’ve been able to camp on the Easter story.  One verse, one day at a time.  Mostly, I’ve been challenged by how it relates to this season in our […]

Life is Good

But right now life is also hard.  Harder than normal…whatever that is. Ironically, life is hard right now because John, Kayla, and Grace are grappling with the concept that life IS hard. It requires hard work. It requires us to do things we don’t necessarily want to do. Our pastor recently quoted a football coach […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

“Get your running shoes on, ladies.  You can run while I make lunch.” This was The Bad.  I probably should have warned them ahead of time…like at breakfast. That’s how it started.  We have this weird lag while I make lunch, and I thought it would be a great time to fit in the girls’ movement. […]