Missing Out

—Brian— Lately I’ve been thinking about stuff I have missed out on at times in my life.   Stuff from childhood, high school, college... Stuff from being married, from being a parent... Stuff from being a son, a brother, a friend... This isn’t the first time I’ve reflected back at parts of my life and... Continue Reading →

Sifting

—Anna-Marie— On our way back from a family vacation in Gulf Shores, we decided to take a little side adventure to a small town in Northern Georgia. Dahlonega, Georgia (pronounced by locals as “Duh-LON-iga”—I kept saying “DAHL-uh-nayga Nights” in my head…) is the site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush. It’s a beautiful town.... Continue Reading →

Some Thoughts on “Vacation”

—Brian— Definition #1 Vacation (noun) - an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling For me, vacation has always been just as much stressful as it has been relaxing. How do I best fit the stuff in the car to maximize the room? Where do I stop to get... Continue Reading →

“And That’s Okay.”

—Anna-Marie— One morning, after dropping Tobin off at school, another mom and I pulled our cars together so we could talk and catch up. I remember the conversation so clearly. At the time, Tobin had been attending his school for almost a year, and this particular morning, this sweet mom and I were talking through our... Continue Reading →

Our New Harmony

—Anna-Marie— We’re on a little extended weekend getaway in New Harmony, Indiana. It’s a tiny town in southwest Indiana that made two attempts at Utopia. One of those lasted ten years (1814-1825) and became a very thriving, prosperous town. In fact, they received “unheard of economic success” and the town was known as the “wonder... Continue Reading →

T-Rex and Hindsight

—Brian— Last year at this time, I had the honor of getting to speak at the graduation ceremony for the school where I work.   I was so busy at the time. Actually, it was the most stressful time of my life up to that point. As a result, I didn't get to start writing... Continue Reading →

Evolution of “Date Night”

—Brian and Anna-Marie— We decided to write this week’s post together. We’ve used font colors for clarity. (A-M is green. B is orange). —Brian— When Anna-Marie and I got married, we waited a long time before we had kids. We knew we wanted to adopt to start our family and we weren’t ready to do that... Continue Reading →

On Breathing

(and yoga) —Anna-Marie— I've heard talks and read different things about Yahweh (the name God gave himself to Moses) being breath... that when you say "Yahweh" as it is written in Hebrew, it actually comes out as breath. Many take this deeper, believing that when we breathe in and out it is a sacred act, that the... Continue Reading →

Tobin and I

Our eight-year-old, Knox, is an "old soul." There is just a knowing that he has... like he can feel people and situations. He's still an eight-year-old, full of laughter and fun and light, and he still makes mistakes... he's not perfect but he is so Good. He's been through heavy himself, and heavy with us,... Continue Reading →

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