18 04, 2017

More than External Behavior

By | 2017-04-26T16:14:38+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

24 01, 2017

The 3 P’s

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

14 12, 2016

Four Christmas Crafts

By | 2017-05-03T10:59:22+00:00 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 [...]

12 12, 2016

Portland’s Top 5 Family Christmas Attractions

By | 2017-04-26T16:20:02+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Christmas, Elementary, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Pre-School, Random, Toddler, Youth|

The holiday season is upon us! We just finished the first full week of December and so it is assumed that your entire home has been consumed with the smell of a Christmas tree, the colors red and green accent your walls and classic Christmas [...]