ROARing Through Yoga

ROARing Through Yoga

I am a 21st-century, overstimulated, and exhausted mom. All I want is to take one measly hour to go outside in the quiet of nature and stretch with an adorable baby goat on my back. What could possibly be so wrong with that? Okay, goat yoga is hilarious. And...
A Crash Course in Yoga

A Crash Course in Yoga

I suspect at least a portion of you already have your minds made up about yoga, but you clicked on this link because you wanted to see what we had to say about it, to know if Mama Bear supports it or not. Am I right or am I right? This is one of those topics that can...
IF:GATHERING part 2: What to know before you go

IF:GATHERING part 2: What to know before you go

[This is part 2 of our coverage of the IF: Gathering. You can read the first blog here.]  Being in ministry is amazingly challenging in the social media age. People often have keyboard courage to say whatever is on their minds. They take statements out of context or...
The Enneagram Part 3: Let’s ROAR, Mama Bears!

The Enneagram Part 3: Let’s ROAR, Mama Bears!

(Welcome to Part 3 of our Enneagram series! If you haven’t done so, check out Part 1 where we give a “Crash Course in the Enneagram” and Part 2 where we ask “Is The Enneagram Even Accurate?”) Let’s face it. Personality tests are fun. Even the cheesy Buzzfeed quizzes...
Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

John and I were at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. (My husband loves all the fried food. Calories at the fair don’t count, right?) Among our scheduled stops, we wanted to see a band that advertised itself as a mix between Stomp and Accapella. Sounds cool right? We...
Why did God Create the Tree in the First Place?

Why did God Create the Tree in the First Place?

A few weeks ago, our church’s 3rd-5th graders were learning about the creation story from Genesis, and I was brought in to the planning process to help address common science misconceptions that the kids will encounter as they get older. (i.e. “Science can disprove...