May 20, 2014

Community Post: The No-Laundry-on-Sunday Sabbath

It's a Friday afternoon. I wait for my mother’s arrival, and can only imagine how our lives are about to change. Years-in-the-making rhythms of daily prayers, Scripture reading, and study—as well as weekly Sabbath worship and rest—are like breathing, eating, and morning coffee. It wouldn’t be life without them. But...Read more +
May 11, 2014

Surprised by Motherhood Every Single Day

There are so many things they don't tell you when you become a mom. Sure, they tell you about all the necessary breathing exercises for during labor, but they don't tell you how to breathe through the fiery rage that will one day burst out of you in staccato sentences...Read more +
Apr 21, 2014

Community Post: Why Did I Say "Yes"?

This one is for all those whose workplace is behind the steering wheel of a minivan — those who are privileged to call themselves stay-at-home moms and yet wonder why they’re always in the car. When my daughter was three years old, some generous friends of ours gifted us with...
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Apr 13, 2014

Contemplating the Passion of Christ

Do you observe Good Friday? If you are part of a sacramental or liturgical Christian tradition, your church will probably have a service Friday night. Less formal traditions may not have official Good Friday services but may find other ways to present the story of the passion of Jesus. I...Read more +
Mar 27, 2014

Community Post: Families and Sports

Last night I walked into the a Little League ballpark to watch a friend's son play in his first game. As I entered the gates, long-lost childhood memories of spending summer evenings at the local ballpark came rushing back. I was surprised that I had forgotten such fond memories, and...
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Mar 6, 2014

Community Post: For the Mama of Many (Rethinking Play)

Jumping out of my lap after a round of loving, my son sped down the hall lightning fast. He didn't expect me to chase him. With the younger two, I've become that mommy. I'm good for the love and hugs—that's easy. What I don't want to do - is the...
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Mar 7, 2014

Community Post: Don't Wait to Play

The Jemez Mountains of New Mexico are scented of old pinion, young fir and the sweet, refreshing wetness of the Rio Las Vacas. My young family traveled there a few years ago to join my recently retired parents for a camping trip. We set up camp and rigged our fishing...Read more +