Tag: faith

Do Something to make the Sun Shine

What would you do if you were given a day where you could do anything? No boundaries, money is no object, the sky is the limit. The editors at The Original Bunker Punks pose this question in the first “Blog Battle Zone” competition. At first, I considered writing about...

After… Then What?

After worship last week, I planned to make cookies for Vacation Bible School. Instead, I took Madilynn to the Emergency Room due to an allergic reaction. After the Emergency Room, I messaged the few people in the short window of time in which I had no control over Madilynn’s...

The Quest for Truth

I consider myself a knowledge seeker. When something interests me, I want to know more about it. I research it and learn what I can. I strive to instill this value in my children as well. Many topics have multiple points of view, and quickly conflicting information can be...

Three Years

Three years ago… We left friends, family, and the familiarity of life in the U.S. We arrived in Germany, in the rain. We were expecting a baby, a baby we would never hold. Two years ago… We welcomed Madilynn into our home and our hearts. Peter took leave from his...

Teach your children, Bravely

I am a preacher’s kid, a p.k. I don’t know about other P.K.’s, but my dad is my favorite preacher. Over the years, I’ve heard some sermons more than once. One of those sermons is my favorite. As children, my siblings and I referred to it as “the parrot sermon” (because of a variation of this illustration). The sermon’s...

My Grief

My grief is my own, no one else’s. It is not right or wrong, nor should anyone judge me for the way I am doing it. My loss, even if we have similar experiences, is not your loss. If you don’t have a similar experience you cannot definitively say...