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14 07, 2016

Big Questions

By |July 14th, 2016|Elementary, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler|

While in the car the other day, my oldest daughter shared a tough thought with me. “Mom, I know you and Dad love me so, so much that sometimes it’s hard to believe that God loves me more than that.” Or, how about this one […]

14 07, 2016

5 Reasons to Send Your Student to Camp

By |July 14th, 2016|Esperanza, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Lake Oswego, Parents, Sherwood, Tualatin, Youth|

I love summer camp. I believe in summer camp.

I’ve been going to camps for 30 years. I’ve been a camper, a counselor, an activities director, and a camp director. I’ve been to winter camps and summer camps, great facilities and not so great facilities. I’ve […]

12 07, 2016

Embrace the Mystery

By |July 12th, 2016|College, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Middle School, Parents, Youth|

God Invites Us to Embrace His Mystery!

One thing I love about God is his mystery. You know, the elements of his nature we can’t seem to define or explain using our current scientific measurements?

For instance, have you wondered where God came from? Or maybe how […]

12 07, 2016

The Understatement of Parenting

By |July 12th, 2016|Elementary, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler|

Just the other day I sat down (for the first time in a while) for some peace and quiet Bible Study. My son (11 months old was finally asleep) and my girls (5 and 6 years old) were happily playing together in their room. I […]

12 07, 2016

Sedentary & Safe?

By |July 12th, 2016|College, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Middle School, Parents, Youth|

Feeling a little sedentary & safe?

One thing I love about the Bible: How surprisingly daring it is. 

One might imagine a faith of sedentary safety having only one glance at the “religious” section of Target’s greeting card isle.

I wrestled with that a bit as a kid. […]

7 07, 2016

Crocodiles, Donuts & the Glorious Destiny

By |July 7th, 2016|Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Youth|

Psalm 73 is a beautifully honest passage of scripture that I believe every young person can identify with.

If we’re honest, purity at 17 feels like wrestling a crocodile on a slip-n-slide in the dark with donuts falling from the sky. It makes no sense! At […]

7 07, 2016

Why Missions?

By |July 7th, 2016|Cambodia, Church, Family, High School, Horizon Christian Schools, Horizon Families, Missions, Parents, Serve, Serving, Youth|

My husband Elliot and I just returned from a two week Youth and Young Adult mission trip to Cambodia. We worked full days teaching English in rural secondary schools.

Our students absolutely flourished as they were challenged beyond their comfort zones to lead classrooms and create […]

6 07, 2016

A Faith Their Own – Part 2

By |July 6th, 2016|Church, Elementary, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Toddler, Youth|

In my last post, I talked about how if you want your kids to have a faith of their own, you have to Imagine the End.  As parents, it is important to have a plan for where we want our kids to end up when […]

16 06, 2016

Pinterest Perfection Vs. Intentional Direction

By |June 16th, 2016|Elementary, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler|

Gone are the days where summer is associated with a slowdown. Often our schedules get so full before summer even arrives that we are left standing with our jaw on the floor the first day of school wondering where all that time went.

We start out […]

14 06, 2016

A Faith Their Own – Part 1

By |June 14th, 2016|Elementary, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler|

Over the summer I want to give a few tips on how to instill a lasting faith in kids. As parents we all want to be the best parent we can be for our kids, but sometimes we don’t fully understand what our kids really […]