Traveling with kids is never easy or cheap. We invested seven weeks that we will never get back–but I wouldn’t want them back.
It was not exactly our smartest parenting moment. We had thought it a brilliant idea, only moments later to realize we had set a trap for ourselves…
Here’s the story in interview form behind the 936 Pennies book. The very real struggles, my dry season of doubt, and the very specific ways God brought this all to be.
He brought up his idea four more times within the hour, and the final time I lost my patience. “Zeke, I said we would do it. You can stop talking about it now.” And that was that. For a week.
I think that we are writing these dreams off far too early. We are saying No, not now, too quickly. The Author of Time, He makes time for our dreams.
Perhaps these invites are a precious gift from our child, an opportunity to keep getting to know them—to mark up the passing of time with timeless memories.
I know that motherhood is the hardest thing I have ever done. And one of the most rewarding, always. I know that I never knew that I could fear so deeply, or love so fiercely.
It had been one of those days when life shifts on an axis, from great news to bad news all within hours. Circumstances roar like ocean torrent…
I blinked. They told me not to, but I did. Who can stop it, anyhow? None of us, that’s who. I blinked and your pudgy bare toes gripped tight to blades of green grass as you stood to your feet for the first time. I stared at you in disbelief from my knees, pausing from […]
My teeth clench and my foot braces hard against the floor of this shaking machine. All at once the conversations surrounding us are hushed by the droning of the wind against metal. My heart beats harder.
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!