Family Life, Spiritual Formation

20 Things We’d Tell Our Newly-Married Selves

  It often happens this way. Peter and I are asked to speak on the subject of marriage, and our own relationship comes under particular attack. Sometimes it comes in the form of a full frontal assault, a crisis beyond our control. But more often the enemy sends in stealth bombers—our own poor choices, rogue… Read More 20 Things We’d Tell Our Newly-Married Selves

Family Life, Good Health, Writing & Communication

In Defense of Pork Chops & Prayer

I must admit. Last week was intense. It was simultaneously a little taste of heaven. Peter and I were still off of work. We gave our homeschooling kids one more week of Christmas break. (Why not?) And my writing deadline was fast approaching. Book manuscript due: January 15. So Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday—every day… Read More In Defense of Pork Chops & Prayer

Family Life

The Worralls Go West: The Final Chapter (Every Good Gift)

Our kids like to play a game they call “Birthday Party.” It involves wrapping up some of their old toys, using reams of wrapping paper and plenty of Scotch tape. After they spend considerable time with their preparations, they find me and pile the precious gifts at my feet. My role is always to distribute… Read More The Worralls Go West: The Final Chapter (Every Good Gift)

Family Life

The Worralls Go West: Day 6 (Slowing Down)

According to my original plan (my structured, yet spontaneous “plan”), yesterday was going to be another long driving day—a utilitarian day really—a day to simply get from one place to another, from Tatum’s Haven to Denver (an 8-hour drive, without stops). Sitting at my dining room table three weeks ago and looking at the Google… Read More The Worralls Go West: Day 6 (Slowing Down)