Church is weird. Church can be awkward. Church can be awful. People in the church can make it feel like you should be there. People can make it feel like you shouldn't be there. Church might appear like a bunch of saints... Way back when. I have no idea when if I did I would … Continue reading Church
Today on my Facebook memories this popped up: 10 years ago my last name was not Koplin, I hadn't met that hunky guy next to me in the profile picture. I was excited to spend the weekend in southern MN with friends. Little did I know that this day would change my life. In a … Continue reading Oktoberfest
I have a fairly decent sized stack of books that I want to write about. The problem comes when I try to narrow down what to say about these books I have, learned from, understood more broadly because of, and gleaned knowledge from. Know when you are reading this post there is so much more … Continue reading Becoming Dust
This fall I get to walk through a study with an awesome group of women that will take us though the whole bible. (Seamless by Angie Smith-see the link at the bottom of the page). Since we are doing this I decided to attempt to read (most of) the bible in 12 weeks. By some … Continue reading Reading and Wrestling the Bible
I am going into week 5 of this reading plan and I am in shock I am on track. I'm not what you would call an organized or structured person so staying on task or keeping a schedule are not usually my gifting. Hopefully I am better at impromptu coffee dates with friends and noticing … Continue reading Reading (most of) The Bible in 12 weeks
This morning I had the opportunity to ask forgiveness from every one of my family members even the dog. Obviously our morning was not a banner one. I didn't set my alarm today. The plan was to get up with my hubby instead of having reading and getting ready in a quiet house time. Around … Continue reading Friend, Your sins are forgiven.
I have heard the phrase many times: "Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary use words." -St. Francis of Assisi It is from a long time ago. St. Francis of Assisi is attributed with saying it. It's great for our day in age when we can only tweet so many characters. It would fit … Continue reading Living life as an Example
"When I'm a mom my kids will wake up in the morning. I will ask what they want to do and then we will do that thing." ---This is what my six year old informed me that her future would look like. It's pretty simple. A request is made or an idea is presented and … Continue reading Do that thing
If Nike was in need of some serious publicity they have gotten it in recent days. Our social media feeds are FULL of articles about the recent ad featuring a certain football player. I do have to say that some of the spoof meme's that have been produced because of this up roar have been … Continue reading Just Do…EVERYTHING?
Pounding his finger into his chest our oldest declared with conviction "I can kick the kickball the farthest in this family." Shortly after he added a stipulation. "Well at least of the kids in our family I can kick it the hardest and farthest." "ME, ME, I can kick it the best-est" proclaimed number three … Continue reading Jesus and Kickball