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The Heart Behind Our Collection: A Shared Table is a Shared Life

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The Heart Behind Our Collection: A Shared Table is a Shared Life The table is a gathering place for us to be in community with one another. Jesus broke bread and shared love and truth repeatedly in scripture and is a beautiful example to us of how we can share both the gospel + life in this setting. This collection was developed from this foundational scripture: We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News  but our own lives, too. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 | New Living Translation Hospitality is foundational for breaking down walls and...

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Six Steps to Reconnect with God

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Six Steps to Reconnect with God. L  1. Learn It I   2. Integrate It S  3. Share It T  4. Talk with God E  5. Experience It N  6. Note It. I have a habit of letting my life run on auto-pilot. Sure, I’m making decisions, fulfilling my responsibilities, practicing my faith, engaging with my family, choosing where to spend my time, energy and treasure. I know my to-do lists are getting done, the small crises are getting resolved, our schedules are met. But the truth is, I know that I am letting my life run me. And by lower...

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outside of my comfort zone

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I live in a bubble. No joke…our little suburban town is filled with families in cushy houses and chasing youth sports.  The biggest stressor is busyness. Last week I had the opportunity to get outside of that comfort zone.  I stepped into a different world, a different way of life, and interacted with people who were different from me. Our church has a program — called Truth Seekers — that’s geared for 3rd through 5th graders.  Over the course of these three years, they are taught truth from Genesis to Revelation, they serve in our community, and love on people...

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From a Daughter’s Perspective

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Okay… so let’s get real. My mom is the best. When I was younger I remember limping into her room all quiet like in attempts to get a glimpse of her preparing herself for the day. She always applied this one brown lipstick all in one swipe. I imagine she was stressed out (rightfully so) having 4 kids at home. She probably put it on because it made her feel beautiful. And oh my, did she look beautiful. My mom loves God. She sits in her bed every morning and hangs out with the Lord like it’s her best friend...

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When the Waves Are Crashing In

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When the EtchLife girls asked me to write a blog about how God has used motherhood in my life, I laughed so hard that coffee shot out of my mouth! I actually started to cry as I mentally ran through my “inadequacy” check list. “Why in God’s green earth are they inviting me to do…

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