Why My Teens Don’t Use Smart Phones

***Disclaimer: The content of this post is not meant to offend parents who choose to allow their children the use of smart phones. It is merely an attempt to explore the dangers of technology in the hands of teens. This is the route we’ve chosen to take for OUR family, and we want to offer…

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Resolving to Love

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger in your land and you invited me in. ~Matthew 25:35 One of my New Year’s resolutions was to get my kids more involved in serving our community. After seeing some…

Africa Part 1: Healing Faith Uganda

It all started when my friend Jess decided to fly to Uganda one summer to serve “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). That was five years, one adoption, and many touched lives ago. Jessica fell in love with Uganda and it’s people and decided then and there that she would be back every year to…

New Orleans to Entebbe

I have the distinct honor of doing life with a remarkable friend named Jessica.  Jess and her husband have been a huge influence in our decision to adopt, because we were able to be a part of the fundraising for the adoption of their son, Solomon, from Uganda. We were deeply moved by their experience…

Pallet Wood Desk or Table

While rearranging our home to prepare for 4 kids doing homework at the same time, we realized we needed another desk. My 13 year old happened to be punished from all electronics at the time so he took ownership of the idea and and design of the desk. We decided to use wood from some…

Where is the Water Coming From?

So Karen and I are doing a bible study called “Freedom” at our church this summer and I’ve had a breakthrough that I feel may help others who struggle like me. I am typing raw right now and this may not flow perfectly so I apologize, but you will see why.   I’ve realized that I’ve given…

Invincible

Have you ever heard a song that resonated so much with you that you almost feel like it was written FOR you? I put my earbuds in the other day to work on some photography and stumbled upon the song ‘Invincible’ by Kelly Clarkson. I’d heard it once before but something about the earbuds piping…