5 Interesting Facts About Juneteenth

By , Communications Resident| June 18th, 2020|

Juneteenth, representing June 19th, marks the day that troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce and enforce emancipation for enslaved people. While this historic event is widely known, most people can't tell you about the importance of this day! Well, Juneteenth is here, and it’s important to know what it stands for and how it [...]

How to Handle Stress When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By , ReNew Director| May 6th, 2020|

The Gunter house has been a little crazy in the last few weeks. When homeschooling started for my oldest child, my youngest had one molar that was just breaking through with the other molar just about there. It has been a battle of wills between the boys and me on what needs to be done [...]

Chalk Attacks: Using Chalk to Fight Fear With Faith

By , | May 3rd, 2020|

Our family is always trying to find ways to thank the teachers and staff at our kids’ school. One of the most meaningful ways is when we “chalk attack” the sidewalks with positive messages and pretty pictures. We’ve been doing these chalk attacks for years, but it seems now that COVID-19 has affected the world, [...]

Finding Strength in God Through the Gospel

By , College Ministry Resident| April 29th, 2020|

It's been a couple of weeks since COVID-19 wildly disrupted our lives. For some of us, the virus means we can no longer compete in x or fulfill y. Others have been forced to relocate, and probably, most of us have struggled to find a daily rhythm of work/school/devotion (as I have). Additionally, many of [...]

5 Daily Full-Time Working Mom Routines for This Season

By , Communications Project Director| April 21st, 2020|

How can we balance being a full-time mom, full-time manager, and full-time wife? You just don’t. On the first day of my self-quarantine, I pretty much gave up on having some sort of normalcy or schedule for my family and me. I also found myself asking for forgiveness from my co-workers and my toddler for [...]

4 Ways to Spend More Time With God

By , | April 14th, 2020|

Do you ever play out a crazy disaster scenario in your head and think through how you would handle it? For instance, if a zombie apocalypse is happening, I would suddenly become brave, athletic, gritty, and know karate. I would rise up as the hero in this made-up world, and I save everyone. Then, something [...]

How to Tackle BOREDom

By , Groups Resident| March 25th, 2020|

COVID-19 has me stuck and I’m bored. Now what? AM: Early Morning Breathe As we continue to tune in on any news source (e.g., social media, TV, and radio), we can get overly anxious, panicked, and depressed. Sometimes we need to remember that, in the world, the good news is boring, and scary news makes [...]

Five Fears That Keep Us From Our Potential

By , Communications Resident| January 12th, 2020|

“New Year, New Me!” This is how we enter every year, hoping that something will happen so that we can finally start being the person we want to be. But what happens? Months go by and nothing changes. Finally, by June, we’re already looking to the next year to be the year for change! Why [...]

Four Ways to Be Content in the New Year

By , Communications Resident| December 29th, 2019|

We’ve all been there, daydreaming about what life would be like if ______, whether that’s getting a job promotion, a future spouse, having children, or moving to a different city. We all have a “what if” in our heads that keep us from being content and fully present in where we’re at right now. How [...]

How to Prepare for a Season of Waiting

By , Communications Resident| December 12th, 2019|

Waiting is easily my least favorite thing to do. I want everything when I want it, and I want to know about things immediately. This has everything to do with the fact that I grew up in an instant-gratification society. Rarely do we have to wait for much anymore. You can have everything shipped to [...]