Thursday, April 28, 2016
The death of Rev. Daniel Humbert's dad taught him the meaning of leaving boldly:
My dad died 24 years ago at the age of 59. We were both far too young for him to die. For him it was a chronological thing, for me it was a maturity thing. He died of colon cancer. It was six months from diagnosis to death. His death, however, is the reason I have already had 3 colonoscopy procedures and another on the horizon!
My dad never knew either of my children and...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Rev. Doug Meyer gets personal as he shares his own blind spots that stunt his knowledge growth. He is learning humbly:
I spent the first half of my life gathering information. I learned all sorts of things, from the basics of life to career fundamentals
to the challenges of relationships to what foods I should not eat late in the
evening. Then one day I hit a tipping point (or a wall). I realized I
did not know as much as I thought I knew.
There is much more that I do not
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Randee Paraskevopoulos's 6th grade Confirmation group reminded her how to learn humbly:
Working with kids and youth is not
where I like to serve. That’s just a nice way to say I really don’t like it. I
stood up in worship a while back when we studied spiritual gifts and admitted
kids are not my comfort zone and definitely not my passion.
The only exception I’ve made is to
work with each of my daughters as they went through Confirmation – a year-long
study that ends with the 6th...
at Thursday, April 21, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
I’m 27 years old and I don’t know how to love completely. This is a public confession from me to you. Please read it as a confession and not as a political stance, official position of Trietsch or a marketing ploy.
This is me, Alyssa Robinson.
When I was a teenager, I knew everything. Just ask my parents (shout out to the real MVPs – Denise & Chris Robinson). I knew what I believed. I knew where I was going in life. I knew I didn’t need advice...
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Karen Chraska strives to love completely like her pets do with such ease. Join us this Sunday at 8, 9:30 or 11 am as we learn to love together:
I am a total
animal lover. For the past 6 months the
screen saver on my cell phone has been a photo of my “babies,” not the kind
with 2 legs but 4. Currently we have 2 enormous dogs, 2 sweet cats, 10 pet
chickens and 7 baby chicks.
give me great pleasure and serve as a great stress reliever, but most of all in
simple ways they convey...
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Monday, April 11, 2016
Clay Horton shares what living passionately is really about:
Why walk down a hall if you can run? Why talk when you can shout? Why limit the size of your bite with a fork
when you can get so much more food in your mouth by using your whole hand?
I envy the passion that my 3 and 4 year old children have
for all aspects of life. While it makes
life busy, loud, and messy most of the time, I hope my children can always live
Pre-schoolers are “all...
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Trisha McWilliams prays for a word from God each year to focus on. Read what she's learned about herself:
A few years ago, I was so blessed to hear Jon Gordon speak
at an Early Childhood Education Conference. He had such passion in his motivational talk that it
intrigued me to learn more about his speaking. As I searched his website, I came across the One Word book he had written.
After reading the book just before Christmas, the Lord
placed it on my heart to begin praying about...
at Wednesday, April 6, 2016