November 15, 2023
We need to reframe the idea of “being grateful.” Gratitude does not replace grief or loss but comes alongside it.
October 23, 2023
A Heart Returned to the Lord “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But […]
September 5, 2023
We have hope because we serve a God of redemption. We have a God that works all things for good for those who love Him. (Romans 8:28) We serve a good God who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17). We have a God who we trust to make all things new. (Rev. 21:5).
July 13, 2023
Gardening was a hobby adopted later in my life. I enjoyed growing herbs, simple wildflowers, and some vegetables. Things like basil and zucchini are some of my favorite things to grow because they develop quickly, and the harvest is bountiful. Other plants take more care and attention, and it may be a much longer wait […]
June 20, 2023
I have been fortunate to work a wide range of jobs. I was a babysitter and waited tables at a local fried chicken restaurant for much of my young adulthood. In college, I spent my summers as a white water raft guide, and for a brief part of my story, I worked as a registered […]
February 20, 2023
February has become a difficult month in our home; it’s a reminder and exclamation point to our reality. In a matter of days, I will mark three years since my daughter’s death. It’s a paradox of emotions that will never make sense or get easier. A constantly shifting and always changing dichotomy centered around love […]
June 19, 2022
Father’s Day can be a challenging day for so many. There can often be sorrow, loneliness, and disappointment; it can be bitter because it has the potential to be very sweet. I pray that no matter how this day feels, it will point you to your heavenly Father.
June 3, 2022
James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above.” I believe that any good gift apart from salvation is seasonal, and if we try to hold onto it out of season, it will turn bitter.
March 3, 2022
We have made some big announcements in the last two years. Announcements that have been life-changing for our family and have marked our community. The death of a daughter and another daughter’s birth have taken their place as the most pivotal moments in our lives over the last two years. Many of you have walked […]
July 18, 2021
Dear Faithful Preschool Volunteer (or soon to be volunteer),You come every Sunday; sanitizing toys, updating phone numbers of parents, sing Jesus Loves Me, rock a crying baby, change diapers or help the potty training child. Your service can be thankless and far less glamorous than the Sunday School teacher who leads a class full of […]