Sophie’s Story: Feeling the Heat

Sophie’s Story: Feeling the Heat

Earlier this month I took my littlest love out for a mommy date at the local pottery shop. Hannah loves to paint, anything, any day of the week, so this a perfect outing for her. This time she settled on a playful looking puppy for her painting project. We headed to...
How Gratitude is the Lens No One Can Really Afford to Lose

How Gratitude is the Lens No One Can Really Afford to Lose

To tell you the truth, right in the middle of this annual little dare to write down dozens of gifts and graces every day that I was thankful for, my spectacles snapped right in half one morning mid-November, and I became about as blind as a bat. What’s on the screen?...
When God Doesn’t Make Sense

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

Are you kidding me? Why should I be kind when the world is so cruel? Who will watch out for me if I’m always putting others first? What will I give my own family if I give everything away to others? It doesn’t make sense. She knows how you feel. We don’t even know her...
Memories of Daddy: Life’s Inconveniences

Memories of Daddy: Life’s Inconveniences

Life can come with a lot of little inconveniences. Especially for a person such as myself who loves routine, order, and expected outcomes. Inconveniences are not welcome here. It’s painful to admit. One of these inconveniences that seems to bother some folks (although...
Anticipating a Savior

Anticipating a Savior

Advent Season is a very special time of year that sometimes gets lost in the bright lights of Christmas. The first day of Advent is the first day of a new Liturgical (or church) calendar and begins a four week period of time before the nativity. The definition of the...
Seen

Seen

Last week we joined the droves of people heading out for our annual candy collection on Halloween. The kids counted down for days until Trick or Treat finally arrived. This year we had a pilgrim, a hunter, and a ballerina.We actually had good weather this year, which...
worship: it’s a WHOLE thing

worship: it’s a WHOLE thing

The last few weeks our church, Life Church Vineyard, has been hearing a new sermon series called “One Thing”. It is about worship. Worship as a whole thing. The writers, our pastor and the pastor from our sister church, Lancaster Vineyard Church, even...
Thanksgiving in Turbulent Times

Thanksgiving in Turbulent Times

HOW TO BE THANKFUL AMIDST THE CHAOS OF 2020 THIS THANKSGIVING In October 1621, 53 Pilgrims gathered in Plymouth, MA to celebrate the successful Fall harvest along with 90 Native Americans who had helped them survive a very difficult year. They viewed the harvest as a...