Create Something Beautiful with Fotor

Create Something Beautiful with Fotor

It's that time of year again!  You're likely up to your eyeballs in to-do lists  -- between shopping for the family, getting ready for church events, and planning for the upcoming year -- you hardly have time to breathe.  It happens to me every year.   Just about the time the first Christmas card shows up in our mailbox, I realize I have not even thought about a plan for our own family Christmas cards.   So, of course, I was thrilled when I heard about Fotor -- an online photo editing service … [Read more...]

Getaway with God (Book Review and Giveaway)

Getaway with God (Book Review and Giveaway)

Do you need a day away from busyness and stress to transform your life? Schedule a day and learn how to make the most of your time of refreshment with Letitia Suk's new book, Getaway with God. You’ll find detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and how to choose the best one for you, and you’ll learn ways to bring the renewal you experience home with you. Practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide exercises and prayers to … [Read more...]

Top 10 Posts of 2016 on Growing Kids Ministry

Top 10 Posts of 2016 on Growing Kids Ministry

It's been a whirlwind of a year for our family!  Between making some big decisions about schooling and battling through a cancer diagnosis, we've been learning a whole new way of living life.  Through it all though, I have been constantly amazed by God's provision and the way that He has shown us kindness through the actions of others.   I haven't had a lot of time to dedicate to the blog (I have another project in the works though -- stay tuned!), but I'm hoping to get back into the swing of … [Read more...]

Pray A to Z:  Prize Pack Giveaway!!

Pray A to Z: Prize Pack Giveaway!!

Are you ready to change your community, one prayer at a time? Learn how to organize your prayer requests topically and lay the burdens of your community at the feet of our Heavenly Father with the help of Amelia Rhodes' new book, Pray A to Z. Whether you are praying for a friend’s adoption journey, a neighbor’s bankruptcy, or a family member’s cancer, this book will give you Bible verses, prayer prompts, and prayer starts to guide you through praying for even the most difficult issues that … [Read more...]

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

It's not always easy to find high quality material for older kids when it comes to teaching the basics of Christianity.  It's hard to find that perfect balance between diving deep and still being understandable.  As kids grow and mature, we want to be able to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible without losing them along the way. When I heard about The Radical Book for Kids, I was certainly curious, but a little skeptical too.  I have read through many resources designed for preteens and … [Read more...]

Our Journey Into Cancer

Our Journey Into Cancer

It was August -- the day I planned to fly to Tennessee for the second retreat of the Infuse program.  Instead of packing my bags for the airport though, I was packing them for the hospital. Thousands of thoughts swirled around my head, but one kept pounding it's way to the surface: I have cancer. That dreaded disease.  That nightmare of a diagnoses.  The thing you hope you never have to deal with had invaded our lives. And we were given no medical assurance that everything was going to be … [Read more...]