Day 7: Be present with your kids

  When I was a youth director at the church my husband were married in, I would visit different members of the youth group when they were hurt or had surgery. Pretty typical church-leadership-pastoral type of ministry. At the time, I was a newly married, 20-something...

Having a Mary mindset in a Martha World

My daughter left yesterday.  You’d think I’d get used to it. I don’t. When my daughter visits from across the ocean, we stop the busy-to-do-lifestyle life. We go to indie coffee shops and on long walks in the neighborhood and make sure we meet with friends. We bake...

No one cares, Mom – Oh, but they do!

There was no question regarding getting the Christmas tree this year. We got up early, two days after Thanksgiving, gathering our bags of cold weather gear, and drove to meet the Seigneur side of the family along with our older son and his wife at the Estacada ranger...
Find Reasons to Celebrate

Find Reasons to Celebrate

My son Augustin who is in middle school had his last cross country race yesterday and I wanted to have my older two kids, the twins, there to cheer him on. So I mentioned to them and they at first seemed lukewarm about the idea. Until my husband announced we’d be...

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