Who Is This Jesus?

During the season between Christmas and Easter, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Jesus. It was helpful (and divinely providential, no doubt) that I happened to be going through the four gospel accounts in my Bible reading plan leading up to Christmas. Reading them in order of events was especially enlightening for someone…

Cloth Diapering Series: Flats & Handwashing Challenge

The Flats & Handwashing Challenge is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about the accessibility of cloth diapering. This year’s challenge is hosted by the Cloth Diaper Podcast. To learn more visit here. I wrote about cloth diapering once before on the blog, but it’s not something I post about regularly here since this…

Springtime and Sustaining Mercies

It all happened in the span of a few hours. I had been eating strawberries and rice for dinner for several days and was convinced I had a stomach bug. Devynn was convinced of a different theory that I was determined not to entertain . . . at least until I had put Iva to…

Family Update | 4/22/21

I have taken a break from blogging since the turn of the new year to focus on things in our life and home and hearts that need more attention, and to say things have been chaotic would be an understatement! Nonetheless, I can’t keep away from writing forever, so here I am with a brief…

Radio Silence | Thoughts On Writing

If you’re one of the handful of people who read this blog on a really regular basis, you may have noticed that we haven’t posted anything new in over a month (or maybe two . . . or maybe three). I’m realizing that at least once every year, I have a personal crisis in regard…

REVIEW | Motherhood Without All The Rules

Motherhood often “feels like both too little and too much,” according to Maggie Combs. Not only do I have to agree with this sentiment, but I think it summarizes the feeling I often struggle with most on a day-to-day basis. Many of us moms try our best to remain faithful to the belief that motherhood…

Your Man-Centered Theology Will Crumble Under Persecution

Regardless of what your political affiliations are and what your response to the events this past week (or month . . . or year . . .) has been, you can’t honestly deny that the relationship between America at large and the Christian presence within it is going to be changing. While we might not…

The Weary World Rejoices

As I write this, I sit by our living room window and look out on a small field covered with snow. Beyond that field, the sun is beginning to rise over the Denver metro area, causing the snow to look a deep blue color against the purple-orange sky. One of the things about Colorado that…

Brief Family Update | 12/10/20 | Another Season Of Change

What a year! At the Hageman home we have had our first baby, moved to two different states, changed jobs, joined a new church, and started school all in the span of the past ten months. What our life looked like in January seems like it happened in a dream. Another world. Not much of…

Be Not Afraid, Be Not Dismayed

Perhaps you feel it, too, lately: the tightness in your chest when you hear the most recent news, the weight of preemptive grief when you consider your child’s future, or the weariness that comes when trying to “choose joy” in your own strength day after duty-filled day. I have often heard people remark on how…

To Surrender Is To Obey

In the Christian life, you cannot separate being from doing. This is not what came to mind when I thought about “surrendering to God” in my earlier years of professing Christianity. Maybe you’ve heard that phrase a thousand times, too, and maybe it has helped you through many hard circumstances. I know it has for…