Fun Printable Crafts for the Family

Fun Printable Crafts for the Family

It’s family night, and everyone is tired of the same old routine: playing board games or watching movies. What else can you all do without leaving the house or spending money? How about making a craft? Many parents don’t feel they’re creative enough to do crafts with their kids. While that may be the case for you, you don’t have to deprive your children of the fun they’ll have making something with the family. Don’t have a bunch of craft supplies? That’s okay—because you don’t … [Read more...]

A Week of Celebration

A Week of Celebration

Last week was a big week in our household!  For those of you who have been following along in our cancer journey, I wanted to give you a little update.   After 5 long weeks of driving back and forth to Cleveland each day (2 hours one way!), I am officially done with radiation.  This week has been seriously uncomfortable as my body heals from that, and while I don't miss the treatment -- I do miss the great radiation team.  They were very sweet and very thorough and I am very grateful for the … [Read more...]

How Having Pets at Home Help Promote Values

How Having Pets at Home Help Promote Values

Today's guest post comes from Hillary Smith.   Hillary Smith loves technology and hasn’t met a gadget that didn’t catch her attention. After graduating from the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism, Hillary began a career as a freelance writer focusing on the telecommunications industry. She works out every day and spoils her English bulldog, Chauncey. Maybe it will happen over Christmas time. Maybe it will happen on your child’s birthday. Maybe it will happen on some idle Sunday … [Read more...]

Marathons: a vision for Christ’s church

Marathons: a vision for Christ’s church

While I finish up radiation treatments, this have been a little quiet here on Growing Kids Ministry.  I thought it might be a perfect time to share a few guest posts.  The following is an excerpt from Talking with God (released March 21st).  Read more about the book and the author, Adam Weber at adamweber.com.  I am not a runner. I like to walk. Walking is good. But running is a different story. You’ll never see me running without a legitimate reason. Like for a Chipotle burrito. I might … [Read more...]

God is Good

God is Good

In our Wednesday night kids club program, we're using the Roller Coaster curriculum from High Voltage right now.  In our introduction lesson, we talked about how life can be like a roller coaster -- high points and low points.  Sometimes, we can feel on top of the world only to be crashed to the bottom of the roller coaster the very next day. Let me tell you, I can relate. We've certainly had some highs and lows in the past year, and I bet you have too. Yet, through it all, I know that … [Read more...]

God is Able

I just wanted to give a brief update on our cancer journey.  You may have read that I found another lump during our recent trip to Florida.  The new lump was indeed cancer and there is more.  It has seemingly spread while on chemo, which is very concerning. Thankfully, it is all still contained in the chest area -- on the right side -- without going into the blood stream or into my lungs, so we are praising God for that. But, my friends, I am feeling discouraged. I begin radiation next … [Read more...]