• Life,  Motherhood

    We Have To or We Get To?

    Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24 HCSB My life as a wife, mom, worker, daughter, neighbor, church member, and friend brings me much delight. However, my life also brings me lots of to-dos. Purchases to make. Closests to organize. Paperwork to complete. Phone calls to return. Research to be done. Pots and pans to scrub. Kids to shuttle. Parents to check on. And on and on it goes. Sometimes when I get my list all scrawled out on paper, my…

  • Life

    Fun activities you’ll want to try with your kids this summer!

    The summer is a great time to let our kids explore, use their imagination, and have some extra fun we might not have time for during the school year. We’ve rounded up a few fun activities to try out with your kiddos this summer! Let us know when you try them out! Edible Finger Paint 4Tbs cornstarch cold water 1 cup boiling water food coloring [source] 100 Books of Summer page with 100 boxes or circles stickers When your child reads a book they can put a sticker on the chart! Finish the chart and they get a prize! Download our free printable here! Sidewalk Puffy Paint 1 1/2 cup…

  • Jesus Experience

    Jesus Experience: Connie

    I grew up in a family that went to church. My parents were involved in serving and teaching. I knew all of the Bible stories. I even attended Child Evangelism class at school. We prayed at meal times, but Christ was not the center of our home. Somewhere around 5th or 6th grade we stopped going to church completely. I don’t ever remember hearing about salvation at our church. I did know the difference between right and wrong, but I didn’t understand that I was a sinner. During high school I got involved a little with Youth for Christ – enough that I could go to Florida on Spring Break.…

  • Jesus Experience

    Jesus Experience: Beth

    I grew up going to church but not a gospel preaching church.   In the summer of 1980 while on vacation, I was hanging out with my sister and some people stopped and asked if they could share some information with us.  They went through the Bridge track and I accepted Christ that day.  I was 16 when I accepted Christ as my personal Savior and spent the remainder of the week with Campus Crusades for Christ ministry learning and studying God’s word.  When I returned home, things went back to “normal”. We did not attend a gospel-preaching church so I floundered for about 3 years before going to a…