From Fear to Joy

It’s the time of year for Christmas movies and my absolute favorite is A Charlie Brown Christmas. I still get chills during the speech that Linus gives when Charlie Brown asks if anyone knows what the true meaning of Christmas is. Linus responds by quoting from Luke 2 and telling Charlie Brown, “That’s what Christmas […]

Psalm 103

Psalm 103

Today in church we sang Matt Redman’s 10,000 Reasons and I stood in the back of the sanctuary, as usual, with my toddler on my back in the carrier, correcting the other children in the pews around me, making eye contact and smiling at those who I missed greeting during the handshaking time; and all […]

Choosing Joy

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” (James 1:2 NIV)   I fell asleep to the gentle sound of raindrops tapping out a tune on the tent roof. I woke up at two o’clock in the morning with an inch of water pooling on the floor. The […]

Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom

We began looking for a community outreach for our church to participate in. One that would check off a lot of boxes. We were looking for something that would reach out to parents of the community children that attended our AWANA program during the school year. Something that would attract and interest the parents of […]

Focusing on Joy

Focusing on Joy

“For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.” (Psalm 92:4 NIV)   During our Vacation Bible School training, we talked about the importance of being attentive. The trainer asked us to watch a video of two jugglers and count the number of times they […]