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18 04, 2017

More than External Behavior

By |April 18th, 2017|Elementary, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler|

Children learn from an early age that their behavior is important, that adults want them to obey. Children learn to listen to their parents and teachers and, quite often, when they disobey they are told they should “try harder—strive to get better.” External listening is […]

12 04, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Send Your Child to Camp

By |April 12th, 2017|Elementary, Esperanza, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Lake Oswego, Parents, Pre-School, Sherwood, Toddler, Tualatin|

Hello lovelies.

The time has come for us to spring forward and away from the winter months. (PRAISE the LORD!)

For many of you parents, the idea of spring is a refreshing and glorious thought. Ah, finally better weather as the dreaded winter months in which we have […]

15 03, 2017

Freedom of Vulnerability: Notes from Dr. Tim Kimmel’s Grace Based Parenting

By |March 15th, 2017|Culture, Elementary, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler|

God wants us to be vulnerable with Him, we want our children to be vulnerable with us, and they need to see us being vulnerable with Jesus.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV):

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek […]

15 03, 2017

Finding the Right Question

By |March 15th, 2017|Church, College, Culture, High School, Middle School, Random, Uncategorized, Youth|

We all face decision points in our lives that cause us to stop and contemplate. Sometimes it’s a decision that will cause you to consult a friend or google search answers from another person’s perspective.

In the prophet Jeremiah’s time, people would often come forward and […]

2 03, 2017

Are You Qualified?

By |March 2nd, 2017|Church, Culture, High School, Middle School, Random, Youth|

“What are your qualifications?”  It is a question I have been asked many times.  Most of the time it was in the context of applying for a job or was asked in a personal interview.  I remember when I was applying for a media sales […]

21 02, 2017

Better Than Food

By |February 21st, 2017|Church, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Youth|

Do you see the Bible as…

old? Outdated. Nothing to say about Snapchat, dating, Geometry, or
family drama.
difficult? It’s a HUGE book. And it was written before Shakespeare. Not exactly easy reading.
work? It’s like Math homework or sit-ups. You need to do work to be okay
with God.
rules? […]

9 02, 2017

#adulting101

By |February 9th, 2017|Church, Culture, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Middle School, Parents, Youth|

If you happen to be like me, you have probably found yourself in a whole mess of trouble, (Don’t worry, there is hope!) and you know that trouble looks different to everyone, but for me it usually meant I got suspended… again. (Remember, I said […]

24 01, 2017

The 3 P’s

By |January 24th, 2017|Culture, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Pre-School, Random, Toddler, Uncategorized, Youth|

Let’s decide to start the New Year off right. After spending many days straight with my girls during several snow and ice events, I realized we can all work on behaving more like we want others to behave (do unto others as you would want done to […]

9 01, 2017

Your Best Day

By |January 9th, 2017|Church, Elementary, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Pre-School, Random, Toddler, Youth|

Do you have a hero?

Now, when I say hero I am not talking about a superhero like Batman or Superman. I’m talking about a person that you look up to. Someone that if compared to, would be a huge honor for you.

For me, that person was […]

14 12, 2016

Four Christmas Crafts

By |December 14th, 2016|Christmas, Elementary, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Pre-School, Random, Singles, Toddler, Youth|

Decorating for Christmas is the creative outlet of the year for me. I love taking simple (free!) items and using them in such a way to bring joy and whimsy to the halls of my home for Christmas.

I figured it would be fun to share […]