Everyday rhythms that reflect the goodness of God: Breakfast and beauty at our tables

Biscuits with bacon or sausage every weekday morning.  I can still remember my dad asking how many biscuits I wanted for the day as I pulled my drowsy self to our round, wooden table and joined the rest of the family. I then watched him scoop out peanut butter and pour honey over the pile …

When God fights the battle but still calls us to be on the battlefield

Would you describe any circumstances in your life recently as feeling like a battle? Even if you, like me, don't leave your home much and are simply encountering daily life with your own family, there can be days where it feels like we are fighting for something. I recently found encouragement and exhortation from a …

The art of remembrance in our family traditions of Easter

“Jesus stole my marshmallow!” The indignant eyes of my almost three-year-old glared at me in disbelief as we examined his first resurrection bun—the classic crescent-wrapped marshmallow that disappears after baking and symbolizes an “empty tomb.”  Previous visions of theological discussions to help my child understand substitutionary atonement were instead dashed and replaced with the ideology …