Ahab, the wickedest king of Israel, went out of his way to kill all the prophets of the Lord. In modern terms we'd say, he cancelled anyone who didn't agree with him. Elijah was the only prophet left and God called him to stand up to Ahab. The story of Elijah on Mount Carmel is … Continue reading The Journey Is Too Much For You
1,000000,0000000000,0000000000000,000000000000000, 000000000000000000000000,0000000000000000000000000,000000000000000000000000000000,000000000000000000000000,000000000000000000000000,000000000000000000000000000000000000,000000000000000000000000000000,000000000000000000000000,000000000000000000000000000000000000000,00000000000000000000000000000,00000000000000000000000000000000000000000,000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000,00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000......00000 This is the answer my 8 year old typed in while I was thinking about how to start this blog post. I think she hit the nail on the head far better than I could have. When we decided to pull our kids out of school, I could not believe the amount of … Continue reading How Much Courage Does It Take?
California is in the middle of a crisis, and it is an ugly one. Gavin Newsom is facing a recall and many are trying to make it about a single issue - the mask mandate. The fact, however, is that the crisis happening in California has very little to do with masks and a whole … Continue reading It’s not about masks
It is pretty obvious from my other blog posts how much I love to travel. It fills me with excitement to plan a trip just as much as it does to be on the trip. Each part of the process (planning, travelling, returning) is ripe with opportunities for learning and growing. Now my family going … Continue reading The Beginning of a Different Type of Journey
An important part of any trip is a tolerance for imperfection. No matter how well-organized, how planned, how flexible, or how prepared you are, things will go sideways. How do I know? Because we are adventuring in real life (and in 2020)! A willingness to go with the flow and look at everything with a … Continue reading Adventures and Misadventures
Lord, you are in charge of all things. You have a plan, even if I can't see what it is. You are able to work all things for good, even the most horrific. I am finding myself in a time and place where I don't know what to do or who to follow. I am … Continue reading A Prayer from my Heart
It is 2020 and we are effectively watching life as we know it change before our very eyes. In March they said, "15 days to slow the spread." Then in June they said, "people need to be wearing masks all the time." Now here we are in November and they are saying, "we have to … Continue reading Let’s Microscope Education!
One of the things I have struggled with as a an adult is the desires of other people to fit me into a box. Not literally, of course. It started most noticeably with my in-laws; they couldn't seem to quite wrap their minds around a girl who said she loves Jesus but would wear a … Continue reading So Much More Than …
The Helpful Mouse One cool autumn day Mouse decided to go for a bike ride. After he had crossed a bridge, he heard someone crying. He followed the cries to see who it was. When he finally found out who it was, it was Toad! And he had fallen off his bike. He had scraped … Continue reading Natalie’s Fable
I've had a lot of people ask where we went and what we did on our most recent road trip. I find that in conversation it's surprisingly difficult to give the whole itinerary without seeing people's eyes gloss over and jaws go slack. It must be because I'm a better writer than speaker (or they … Continue reading Western States Road Trip Itinerary