Main topics in this post: Walkie-talkies as a way to enhance family walks, give freedom to explore, keep connection and have fun! Balancing Freedom & Safety the Value of Communication Getting out into nature is a natural way for children (and adults) to exercise, learn and have fun. It is also a great chance forContinue reading “Freedom, Communication & Walkie Talkies”
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How do you celebrate the 4th of July?
How do you celebrate the 4th of July with intentionality?
The Father Fortress
“How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” – Matthew 23:37b When my three year old comes running over to drag me to make a “Baba Fort”, it is music to my ears. He still loves to be close andContinue reading “The Father Fortress”
October Free Family Events (Cleveland, OH)
Well, the fall is revving up, and so are the fall activities. As the world changes color, one of the greatest events is simply to get outside and enjoy God’s artwork. The Cleveland Metroparks offer a greatly appreciated, and yet greatly underused, journey into the colorful world (with or without paved trails :o). They alsoContinue reading “October Free Family Events (Cleveland, OH)”
Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (12)
Parental blessing (b) Let the Little Children Come! (Matthew 19:14) Okay, back to the times of house repair. I am grateful God has allowed me to see more of His preparations from years ago for the heart work for His eternal glory. The trip to China confirmed His unchanging love and perfect timing in everything andContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (12)”
Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (11)
Parental blessing (a) For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5 Thank you, Father! In October, 2015, I started this blessing counting journal around the one year house-owning anniversary. The Lord put ten specific areas of blessings on my heart to record. By theContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (11)”
First Birthday Party, First Blog Post!
Happy Birthday, Isaiah Tiancheng Goll! 高天成，生日快乐！ Mama and Baba (Daddy in Chinese) have been working hard to get this blog running so we can start writing and leave a “simple abundant legacy“. What a joy that our first post after we are done with the blog construction pages is to celebrate our 2nd son’s firstContinue reading “First Birthday Party, First Blog Post!”