• Christmas
  • peace on earth

    Each year when Thanksgiving hits, I make big plans for Christmas. I will bake treats for all the neighbors, mail out Christmas cards, make holiday crafts with the kids, and do random acts of kindness that go along with our Advent calendar. Every year I have aspirations, and every year I fail. My advent calendar has […]

  • who we are
  • open house recap

    We want to say thank you so much to those of you who were able to be with us at our Open Houses back in November. We had a fun and valuable time of information, fellowship, encouraging words, and delicious food, of course! We hope to do this again in the near future, so if […]

  • Gratitude
  • the power of a grateful heart

    woman praying

    I have a friend who posted this on Facebook yesterday – “My daughter asked me yesterday, ‘Why is it called Black Friday if people celebrate it on Thursday?’” This was just a 5 year old asking a question that made us all giggle, but the more I’ve thought about it, the more it’s had me […]

  • True Joy
  • getting your joy back

    family walking in the sunset

    I loved everything about Fall when I was little. I loved the cool, crisp days, the smell of leaves burning, carving pumpkins, going to the Fair, the church chicken stew, my perfect mom-made Halloween costumes, the annual haunted trail, and fake fortune-telling to all the trick-or-treaters who came to our front porch. I loved that Fall meant […]

  • Letting Go
  • letting dead things go

    I love Fall for so many reasons. But one of the best things about this season is watching the leaves change colors and fall off the trees. This quote is so powerful. Although letting the dead things go may often be painful, it is often God-ordained and leads to such beauty. For everything there is a season, […]

  • Priorities
  • the one thing, the good portion

    I have always been struck by the story of Jesus visiting the home of Mary and Martha (if you don’t know it, take a look at Luke 10:38-42). Although Mary is the “right” one in the account, I have always had a special place in my heart for Martha. She’s Type A, a planner, a […]