14 07, 2017

Continual Improvement is Better Than Excellence

By | 2017-07-18T11:15:21-07:00 July 14th, 2017|Church, Leadership, Leadership, Pastor Stan|

Okay, I got some of you fired up with that statement, didn’t I? Let me tell you why I think this is true. Excellence means something different to everyone. Whether large church or large company, finances, staff, facility and reputation are easier, and thus excellence, [...]

10 05, 2017

Women Rise Up and Take your Place in Ministry!

By | 2017-05-10T11:07:11-07:00 May 10th, 2017|Church, Leadership, Pastor Stan|

If you think women are weak, read Judges, chapters 4 and 5. Deborah is the nation of Israel’s wise and godly leader. All the men are following her leadership. Jael, also a woman, is the one who shows the warrior heart and defeats the evil [...]

18 04, 2017

More than External Behavior

By | 2017-04-26T16:14:38-07:00 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 | 2017-05-03T08:55:50-07:00 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 [...]

15 03, 2017

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

By | 2017-04-26T16:16:43-07:00 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 [...]

15 03, 2017

Finding the Right Question

By | 2017-05-03T08:55:50-07:00 March 15th, 2017|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 [...]

24 01, 2017

The 3 P’s

By | 2017-04-26T16:18:57-07:00 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 [...]