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9 08, 2016

Wired for Relationships

By |August 9th, 2016|High School, Horizon Families, Middle School, Youth|

While on vacation this summer, I was sitting on the deck of my rental home and was overwhelmed by the beauty of God’s creation.  Imagine, spending time each day with God while being surrounded by rocky peaks and two sparkling blue lakes all in perfect […]

8 08, 2016

5 Creative Ways to Memorize Scripture

By |August 8th, 2016|Elementary, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler|

Well, it’s about that time. We made it guys, we are now over half way through summer. For some of you parents, summer is a special time for awesome vacations, super cool traditions and brand new recipes only fit for the good weather! But for […]

8 08, 2016

Mountaintops & Monuments

By |August 8th, 2016|Esperanza, High School, Horizon Families, Lake Oswego, Middle School, Serve, Serving, Sherwood, Tualatin, Youth|

Coming back from Summer Camp can be quite challenging.

We go into camp excited about the wonder of what God is going to do in our lives & we leave fearing what will happen when I get home.

Camp allows for us to get away from distractions […]

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 […]