We settled down around the kitchen table and pulled out the pastels. There is something so cathartic, so peaceful about the process of creating. After we read through the tutorial in our Simple Start to Chalk Pastel’s book, we set to work. Well, all of us except for one. This son of mine starts to […]
In this distracted day and age, it is easy to put parenting on auto-pilot. But we can't afford to do that. We need to be actively engaged in preparing this generation by protecting the innocence of childhood while also preparing them to one day head out on their own.
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Oh the tongue is such a tiny part of our body and yet it wields such great power. With it we can build each other up or tear one another down. “The tongue has the power of life and death.” Proverbs 18:21 Over in these parts, I’ve noticed that we’ve become a little lax with […]
I still remember those first moments holding my oldest son. Awe mingled with wonder and just a little bit of panic. I knew right then and there that I wanted to be intentional with how I raised him and any future children that came alone. But where do you even start? God was quick to […]
Birth stories are a big deal over here. As each of our children celebrate a birthday, there is always a sweet moment where they snuggle close and want to hear about the excitement and adventure surrounding their birth. They never tire of hearing about our anticipation of their arrival and the aspects that make their […]
There is something magnetic about boys and adventure. They simply go together. At the whisper of adventure I find my boys stand more erect, alert. It’s almost as if the adrenaline has started to pump before anything has actually started and they are hooked. Well, when it comes to talking to my boys about walking […]
(photo credit: my sister, Bethany) One of our favorite ‘art’ sections during our recent visit to the botanical gardens were these series of statues that represented the seasons. The one pictured above represented ‘winter’. All of us stood transfixed – adults down to even the active little boys… The next day, Keegan sat down with […]