The Christmas season is upon us and we are excited to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus, though He was rich, became poor on our behalf, lived a sinless life, died on the cross offering up His life for ours, and rose again to give us the gift of a… Continue reading Be A Cheerful Giver This Christmas
We live in a world filled with negativity. I personally believe that we have created a culture where being overly negative and pessimistic is the norm and expected. Frankly, I think we as people like being the Debbie Downer. We "lose faith in humanity" on a daily basis, love to over-criticize everything, attack each other because… Continue reading I Changed My Perspective and I Changed My Life
I have had a message on my heart for weeks. Actually, I think it has been there for months. I've wanted to share it with you, with others, but I've struggled to adequately put it into words. With each passing day the message seems to gather strength as I personally experience it in my own life. I… Continue reading Grab a Shovel. Life is Messy
It is hard to believe that it is that time of year again. Registration is complete. Supplies and lunch boxes have been purchased. Some children are excited, others are scared. Moms and Dads are happy to get the kids out of the house and into a routine. Friday nights at the lake will turn into Friday… Continue reading Hey You! Are You Ready To Go Back To School?
Happy Thanksgiving! Tomorrow we will gather with family to enjoy a delicious meal while we pause to reflect on life’s blessings and all of things for which we are thankful. It is a day that we look forward to each year. Thanksgiving also kicks off the Christmas season. The decorations go up, the music begins, and… Continue reading Bring Joy with The 25 Days of Giving
Day after day I am reminded just how much hate exists in this world. We hate each other because of our political views and our religious beliefs. We hate each other because of our sexual orientation and parenting tactics. We hate each other based on what we wear, what we say, and what we eat.… Continue reading Love People, Hate Hunger
Inconvenience leads to opportunity. We just need to open our eyes to see it. I experienced it first hand once again tonight. I stopped to get gas this evening at a local gas station. As usual I was in a hurry so I paid at the pump. Unfortunately, the pump failed to give me… Continue reading Inconvenience Leads To Opportunity
It has been weeks since I have sat down to share my thoughts. That is by design. We completed our fourth year of volunteer service in May and, at that time, we made the decision to enter a quiet time. A time filled with reflection and prayer as we seek the next, correct step in this incredible… Continue reading Live, Laugh and Love
If you are like me you want to be a good person. You strive to do the right things. You work to be a good citizen and a good friend. You want to be the best version of you that you can be. We want to be a light for others. We desire to offer support,… Continue reading Are You Willing To Be Inconvenienced and Uncomfortable?
Eye-opening. That is one of the phrases we use to explain our work in the community. If you follow this blog, heard us speak, or know us at all, you have heard use say these words over and over again. Our eyes have been opened to our own stereotypes, insecurities and shortcomings, the desperate needs of… Continue reading Beautiful Hanging Rock