Four Life Lessons I Learned from Dad

By , Contributing Writer| June 15th, 2019|

Dad, Stepdad, Grandpa, Daddy, Pops, Abba, the old man...whatever you call him, we all got one, even Jesus. We all strive and can benefit from a male role model. Dad does not have to be our biological father. He can be a coach, a male mentor, a teacher—whoever provides nurturing for you and teaches you [...]

How We Can Celebrate Dad

By , Copy Editor| June 11th, 2019|

This year, the average person will spend $115.57 on gifts to celebrate dad on Father's Day, bringing the national total to approximately $12.7 billion. Some presents will consist of an expensive tie or something fun for his car. While there are many reasons why we celebrate Father’s Day, we do not always have to break [...]

Seven Life Lessons We Learn From Mom

By , Copy Editor| May 10th, 2019|

In our lives, there are many lessons we learn from mom. Some of us learn about what to wear and what not to wear. And many of us learn how to believe in ourselves and how to treat others. When we think of what we learn from mom, we might think of our biological mothers, [...]

Four Festive Family Easter Crafts

By , Contributing Writer| April 4th, 2019|

Jesus…and bunnies and eggs? Oh my! This blog has Easter crafts for families on either side of the bunny debate. But first, He comes first. Let’s get our Jesus craft fix. 1. Jesus’ Tomb Treats My son made this craft at church when he was three years old. I picked him up from Kidzone, and [...]

Four Family Easter Activities That Can Become Traditions

By , Contributing Writer| March 21st, 2019|

Easter is a time to celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It is the event that seals our destiny in heaven and helps us experience unbelievable grace and love on earth. We celebrate this holiday in spring as a time of renewal in our lives as the time rolls forward giving us more daylight hours [...]

How Everyone Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By , Copy Editor| February 9th, 2019|

Valentine’s Day is sometimes referred to as “Single-Awareness Day.” But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are married, divorced, dating, or single, there are many ways you can still have fun while celebrating this day of love. Depending on your stage of life, we have found different ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day this [...]

Three Ways to Celebrate MLK Day

By , Copy Editor| January 16th, 2019|

As one of the most influential and inspiring leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr., was a minister and civil rights activist that greatly impacted race relations in our country. Drawing upon his faith, King organized peaceful protests and delivered inspirational speeches, bringing messages of love, hope, and equality to all. His “I [...]

What You Should Know About Christmas Lights and Advent

By , Copy Editor| December 7th, 2018|

According to the Today show, putting up Christmas decorations can make you happier. When we see Christmas trees and lights go up, there is a boost in our mood, making us more likely to experience joy and peace throughout the holiday season. A Brief History of Christmas Lights Christmas lights began as flickering candles on [...]

Discovering the True Spirit of Advent

By , Weekend Experience Pastor| November 30th, 2018|

I love Christmas! I love the decorations, parties, and presents. I love the songs, classic Christmas movies, and the family gatherings on Christmas Eve. Mostly, I love to cherish the miracle of God becoming human in the baby Jesus. Yet, I must confess, often the busyness of the Christmas season has made it hard for [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Advent Wreath

By , Contributing Writer| November 29th, 2018|

The turkey is cooked. The pie tins are empty. It’s official: Christmas season is upon us. Whatever you believe about the correct time to start listening to Christmas music, the fact is that for the next month, Grandma’s gettin’ run over by a reindeer on a loop, 24/7. Put out the lights, trim the tree, [...]