You know those moments when, at the end of the day, you’re crouched under the dinner table wiping up the mess that your kids (or your spouse) has left on the floor? Spaghetti noodles dried rigid and stuck to the tile, mashed up avocado tracked in adorable little footprints across the dining room, spilled milk from an overturned sippy cup. As young parents with three kids under the age of five, we find ourselves in that situation a lot. It gives you time to think, to ruminate on the day and its happenings and all the meaning to be unwound out of conversations, books read, kisses given, or tantrums thrown.

Those are the spilled milk meditations. They are about the most important things in your life: your practice and discovery of spirituality, the family you’re trying to grow, the cultures and worlds that you grapple with. We just want you to know that we’re there with you, bent under that table in the midst of the messy life we live.

Here you won’t find definite answers, an advice column from a flawless marriage or perfect parenting or the end all solution to your life’s problems, but what we are learning, we’ll share with you. Some of it works and works well. Much of it we’ve learned from other parents and mentors, from plenty of rough days, from the cultures and people that we’ve lived among.

Like we said, we’re here with you in the midst of this. That means you have wisdom, tips, and experiences that we, and plenty of other friends, need to hear too. Chime in, disagree, share posts you like within your circle of friends and add your take on it. Life is better together and we’re glad we get to share it with you.

So, here’s to you, wanderer, life-wonderer, spilled milk meditator, husband, wife, parent-to-be or parent-in-progress. We raise a glass of our finest full-cream in your honor and look forward to our chats together under the dining table.

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  1. sherry quinley says:

    my darlings! excited about this new chapter in your journey together! Excited for all those you will bring hope to!!! :O) excited that we will be a part of this journey with you….excited…to watch it unfold….excited to watch you grow….excited to see all those lives you touch….excited!!!! LOVE YOU BOTH…PROUD OF YOU!

    • ajquinley says:

      Thank you mom :0) Jacki and I have decided that when you get back, we need to have mom dates, where only you come over and hang out :o)

  2. Adrienne says:

    Hey Andrew and Jacki!!
    I really want to invite you guys over for dinner next week with Ryan and Meghan Scherer, but I realized I don’t have your current contact information. Hope we can catch up soon. I can’t wait to hear abour your ministry!!

    ~Adrienne Morehead

  3. Christopher Boucher and Lilbeth Sarga says:

    Hello Andrew and Jacki
    Hope this reaces you both in GODs GRACE. This weekend I will be presenting your work in Thia and Cambodia as well as Loas as our new mission project. As LMR, I kind of get to choice with the Blessing of the church who we support and I truly believe it is your work. We talked a bit and you gave my wife your email and she gave you hers. Now I will give you mind by this posting. Look forward to much contact through email and even phone calls as well as letters. GOD BLESS Chris and Lily Peru Church of GOD

  4. Nancy Waldowski says:

    Just read your most recent email you sent. I love what you are doing and I’m so blessed to be a part of it. Thank you for your love for them and for following your hearts…
    Love you…

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