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5 12, 2016

Why Kids Church?

By |December 5th, 2016|Church, Elementary, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler|

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Why does your child benefit by being in “their” church each week?

I recently spent a couple weeks in awe watching and tearing up at my daughter’s participation in a Christian Youth Theater program. She truly was amazing. I was reminded by Pastor Stan that back […]

30 11, 2016

Who Do You Say I Am?

By |November 30th, 2016|College, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Leadership, Middle School, Parents, Youth|

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Have you guys ever heard the phrase, “Born in the church?” That describes me. I was blessed to have parents who put me in church and surrounded me with people who gave their lives to Christ and were living for Him. Growing up, my faith […]

30 11, 2016

Words Revived

By |November 30th, 2016|Church, Culture, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler|

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My oldest who is typically full of joy and loves school had a complete look of sadness and defeat when I picked her up from school the other day. When I asked her what happened she was hesitant to tell me. Then, after a little […]

28 11, 2016

When Things Get Really Painful

By |November 28th, 2016|Culture, Family, Horizon Families, Leadership, Parents, Youth|

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The other day I decided to do something I’ve never done before: Read the entire book of Job, front to finish, in one sitting. 

If you’re new to the Bible, the book of Job (pronounced “Jōb”) isn’t only a really long book in the Bible, but […]

21 11, 2016

Starting Small

By |November 21st, 2016|Church, College, Elementary, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Youth|

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Have you ever been camping or been on the beach late one night? One of the best parts about both is fire! The smell of the smoke as it rises and encompasses your clothes. The feel of a roaring fire’s warmth as you stand next […]

7 11, 2016

Honor Isn’t Outdated

By |November 7th, 2016|Culture, Elementary, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Youth|

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In a day and age where our culture is quite progressive across the board, specifically in the public sector, is it just me who finds it ironic that teachers are still to be addressed in what a seemingly “old school” title would be? Mr. Macgillicuddy […]

7 11, 2016

Take Their Temperature

By |November 7th, 2016|Elementary, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler, Youth|

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It’s 2am.  Your son or daughter comes into your room complaining of stomach pains.  You check their temperature: 101 degrees Fahrenheit.  Not more than five minutes later, they are throwing up.  You are now in for a long night.

Kids get sick.  Every parent will walk […]

3 10, 2016

This Ain’t Your Momma’s Music

By |October 3rd, 2016|Church, Culture, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Middle School, Parents, Youth|

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I love music! I love playing any instrument that I can get my hands on, listening to all genres, writing and creating music.  Most of us have our favorite type/ genre of music. We have our favorite artist, favorite albums and favorite songs. Some people […]

28 09, 2016

Loving Kids When It’s Hard

By |September 28th, 2016|Church, Culture, Elementary, Family, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Serve, Serving, Toddler|

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It is easy to love those who are sweet and kind all the time, even the world does that.  But we are called to love those who are harder to love as well.  I work with kids every Sunday and I know that they all […]

28 09, 2016

Four Things to Incorporate into Family Prayers

By |September 28th, 2016|Church, Elementary, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler, Youth|

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Prayer is a beautiful mysterious way we can experience communication with God. There are so many places in our family schedules we might see fitting to bring the family together in God’s presence: Before a formal family meal, before drop-off at school, maybe a little […]