One Thing I Used to Say to My Kids All the Time
October 1st, 2020
(Okay…as I’m sure you can imagine, I used to say a lot of things… and I still do! As I look back, I realize that I think I often added onto the stress my kids felt rather than helping them navigate th...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
What I've Learned Over the Past Six Months
October 1st, 2020
For months I have been receiving phone calls, emails, and texts from parents and youth inquiring about what our youth ministry might look like in the upcoming fall season. All are asking important que...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
Halloween 2020 and COVID-19: What is changing this year?
September 29th, 2020
In a year that's been plenty scary, this much is clear: Pandemic Halloween will be different than regular Halloween. Many traditional ways of celebrating are now considerably more frightful than usual...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
Using Table Conversations to Disciple your Children
September 29th, 2020
Recently I came across an article about the value of having family table conversations. It reminded me about a talk given by Freda Ricord at one of my first MOPS meetings. She encouraged MOPS moms (an...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
Red Light, Green Light
September 3rd, 2020
Have you ever played red light, green light with a group of kids? I love playing this game! During COVID-19 however, I feel like somebody keeps shouting “red light”, “red light”, “red light!”I’m ready...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
Address Rebellion with Love
September 3rd, 2020
(From www.group.com; Parenting Christian Kids Newsletter) After a summer of “freedom” and relaxed rules, September’s return to school and schedules often poses a challenge for children. On top of that...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
VBS 2020 - VIRTUALLY!
September 2nd, 2020
We just finished our first virtual VBS! We used a super fun program called Faith Labs @ Home. It's an at home VBS with five sessions - once you signed up you had access to all sessions. This allowed p...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
Devotions: Week of August 31
August 31st, 2020
This week’s devotional readings close out our summer readings. We’ve journeyed with Eugene Peterson, Dallas Willard, NT Wright, the Desert Fathers, Brennan Manning, stories from the Bruderhof communit...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Just Mercy
August 28th, 2020
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan StevensonReview by Blythe MeigsBryan Stevenson has a strong faith and it comes through loud and clear in his writing.  At the end of the book he ...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotions: Week of August 24
August 24th, 2020
This week’s devotional readings pickup on wisdom from two of my favorite authors named Anne – Anne LaMott and Annie Dillard. As you work to set aside time for prayer and reflection, here are 2 comment...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Generous Justice
August 21st, 2020
Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us by Tim KellerReviewed by Blythe MeigsThis is a powerful book that speaks loud and clear how important justice is to God and how important it should be to His...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotions: Week of August 17
August 17th, 2020
This week’s devotional readings spend time with the various calls in the New Testament to live awake and alert.The source of the daily readings is N.T. (Tom) Wright’s book, Surprised by Hope: Rethinki...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
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