Belonging Day 13: Not Without My Backpack

This morning as I pulled up into my son’s school in parent drop-off lane, his laid-back demeanor shifted to panic. “I forgot my backpack! And my folder!” His crystal blue eyes quickly filled with tears and as they started spilling, I pulled forward out of the drop-off lane and parked. “Mom, please, we have to […]

Day 9: Not Your Parents’ Parenting

The parenting pendulum swings from generation to generation. When I consider all the ways I belong to this generation of parenting, I’m not sure exactly what I’m swinging from or to, but I do know we’re doing it a little differently. Partly because the world is changing and partly because, well, we want to do […]

Belonging Day 8: Celebrate The Ones Who Belong to You

Poor Lou. She’s got the roughest spot in the fam. Marin’s the firstborn child and family boss. Judah is the firstborn son and family peacemaker. Hudson is the baby with lots of charm and personality and he gets doted on. And Lucia, she’s #3 out of 4. A lot of time she feels like she […]

Belonging Day 7: Belong to the Present, He Goes Before

  Deuteronomy 31:8  (NLT) “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Do you know the Lord goes before you? How victoriously could we live if we really, really believed that. We could belong to the […]