Fight Hunger with Rice Bowls

Fight Hunger with Rice Bowls

We've all heard of world hunger.  It's one of those problems that seem to plague us... niggling in the back of our mind every time we throw out a half eaten apple.   Fighting hunger is something we all want to do, especially when it comes to kids.  It's not the motivation we lack, it's the clear direction on what to do.    That's what I'm so pleased to be partnering with Rice Bowls, a company dedicated to fighting world hunger, one bowl at a time. Rice Bowls is a non-profit organization … [Read more...]

I Don’t Like this Book (But Maybe I Should)

I Don’t Like this Book (But Maybe I Should)

I recently started reading through Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You written by Stasi Eldridge. You may be familiar with Stasi's earlier book Captivating which touched the hearts of many woman.  I, myself, heard good things about her work and was excited to give Becoming Myself a look. Stasi's style of writing is quietly poetic and cultivates a soft stirring within the heart of the reader.  She speaks to those often covered up and hidden places in our lives with an … [Read more...]

KidCheck: Taking Security to a Whole New Level!

KidCheck: Taking Security to a Whole New Level!

You've got to be ready for growth before it comes. In his book, Stretch: Structuring Your Ministry For Growth, Jim Wideman advises readers to prepare for growth before it gets to you.  If you want to double the size of your ministry, do you have what it takes to accommodate the new size? Do you have enough chairs? Do you have enough teachers? Do you have the classroom space? Do you have the security system you need? As we worked through our "Getting Ready for Growth" checklist, … [Read more...]

Gap Year Graduation Gift

Gap Year Graduation Gift

We were headed to the graduation party of one of the girls from church this past Saturday.  We love this family and I really wanted to give something more than the traditional cash stuffed into a generic card.   Naturally, I took a stroll around Pinterest and found this amazing idea from Proverbs 31 Mom:  I was all set to head up to the Dollar Tree and fill up a basket when I realized this particular grad was taking a gap year and probably wouldn't appreciate laundry soap and highlighters … [Read more...]

Faith Begins At Home: An Interview with Mark Holmen

I hope you've been enjoying the posts from The Gathering in Costa Mesa so far.  We've heard from some amazing ministry friends and have gotten some terrific and challenging advice during the breakout sessions.  Check out some of the previous posts: God Restores by Craig Jutila God Gives us Sight Introduction God Gives us Sight by Michelle Anthony Breakout Session with Megan Fate Marshman (coming soon!) Breakout Session with Doug Fields (coming soon!) Q&A Session with Michelle … [Read more...]

Who’s Excited for The Gathering 2014?

I know I am! Join us for TG14 from David C Cook on Vimeo. … [Read more...]