Parenting for Success: Paving the Way for Our Children

By , Contributing Writer| September 28th, 2018|

Parenting. It strikes fear in the hearts of some, joy in others. Everyone has heard the old saying, “There are two things you don’t talk about at parties, politics and religion.” Parenting could easily be added to that list. Parenting styles change from generation to generation. They can be drastically different, even between siblings as they [...]

Four Everyday Life Hacks to Make Life Simple

By , Contributing Writer| September 27th, 2018|

Life is complicated. We have so many commitments and not enough time. We spend a lot of our time trying keep up with the hustle and bustle of our everyday routines. Being on-the-go can cause us to face unexpected situations that might call for everyday life hacks. Here are four everyday life hacks that will [...]

Meet Central Worship Pastor Chris Opie from Across the Ocean

By , Contributing Writer| September 21st, 2018|

Central Worship Pastor Chris Opie and his family are a long way from their home in New Zealand. They left the beautiful mountains and sea-coasts to experience the hot, dry plains of Texas. The Opie family might have left a beautiful home behind, but they left to create something beautiful in Texas—a beautiful form of [...]

Three Myths About Sex in Marriage

By , Pastor of Pastoral Care| September 19th, 2018|

Disclaimer: The following blog is written using generalities. It may not apply to every man, woman, or couple. Further, it is written with a typical, emotionally, and physically safe marriage in mind. If you are in a sexually or physically abusive relationship, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or National [...]

Three Ways to Build a Firm Foundation for Your Kids

By , Women's Groups Pastor| September 14th, 2018|

My husband, Tom, and I have had the privilege of raising three amazing daughters. We started “parenthood” in our early 20s and made plenty of mistakes along the way. To say we didn’t have a clue of what we were doing is a fair statement, and we remain in awe of the amazing women Brittney [...]

Pick Your Partner to Make a Difference

By , Contributing Writer| September 13th, 2018|

We all want to make an impact in our community and world. We want to help impoverished families, hungry and sick children, and struggling single parents. But oftentimes, life gets busy, and we struggle to find the time to serve others. Although it can be difficult, making the time to serve others can benefit our [...]