Backyard Campout

Above me the sky was sprinkled with stars. They seemed more abundant and a little brighter than usual. My arms were wrapped around my 5-year-old, who leaned into me as close as she could on the rickety bench of our picnic table. We warmed ourselves by the campfire and laughed hysterically as my husband told Continue »

Enter His Courts Welcome

Opening up your home can be quite an ordeal. Making sure every couch cushion is straightened and fluffed, lighting the last-minute candle to cover yesterday’s leftovers , and putting extra toilet paper rolls underneath the guest bathroom cabinet fill the busy host’s to-do list. While it’s a lot of work, a clean and prepared home Continue »

Untie Your Story

Just around the corner is the long trip to grandma’s for Thanksgiving. A day in the car filled with kids and countless requests can teach a lot. Traveling with your family from one city to another is like God moving us from our home to His. Journeys are the same, whether going to grandma’s table Continue »

Schultüte

The summer is almost over and school is about to begin! The time went so quickly. As school begins and your little one has his or her first day of kindergarten approaching, here is a way to funnel your anxiety into something fun for your child. In Germany on the first day of school parents Continue »

Summer Bucket List

My girls and I have been having a blast this summer. I haven’t even given them a chance to utter the words “I’m bored” because I’ve been whisking them from playdates to swimming pools to Bible schools. And I’ve loved every second of it. I know some argue that a little boredom is good for Continue »