My Grace-Full Life: Christianing

“Adulting” is a term that was coined about ten years ago.  It means to do the things that adults do, like pay bills, go to work, and be responsible.  I’ve been familiar with the term for a while, but recently, one of our ministers used it in a sermon and it triggered a thought for […]

Minute for Your Minister

Imagine being in church one Sunday when your pastor announces that he is preparing to take two months off from his job.  Not only will he be away for two months, but he will continue to be paid his normal salary while he is away. He calls it a “sabbatical.” It sounds a lot to you […]

Tami’s Devotion: Baby Pools

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9 (NIV) I was driving by a lovely home on the beach when something in the back yard caught my attention…a bright yellow, plastic baby pool.  […]

Children’s Church: I Can Do That!

“Each of you … must use the gift that God has given you to serve others.”  ~1 Peter 4:10 Everyone (yes, even you) starts out as a tiny baby. Name some things that a baby can do by itself. It’s not a very long list, is it? But, little by little, a baby begins to […]

Family Food Fun (For Kids and Kids-at-Heart)

From breakfast to snacks to dessert you’re covered, and can enjoy family food fun throughout the day. Use your artistic abilities in food preparation, think outside the box and enjoy some creative fun food treats. These edible creations are ideal to share with family and friends. ANIMAL TOAST Bring out your inner artist and put […]

Recognizing Poisonous Plants

Nature is sneaky! Even with slow-moving, tip-toeing efforts to walk carefully through trails, wooded locations, and within the perimeter of your yard, the leaves of poisonous plants can be hard to recognize.  Beyond knowing that poison ivy grows on vines and poison sumac is a shrub, the ability to recognize poisonous and toxic plants will […]

It’s A Grand Life Memories – Past, Present, and Future

Ahh, summer vacation! I loved it as a child, and I love it as an adult, but not for the same reason. Growing up, our summer break from school never came before June 15th. Once the school year was finally over, it meant lazy days doing anything to keep cool, but more importantly, it meant […]

The View from My Section – A Father’s Perspective

With true love, real beauty never fades, but one thing can change… June is the month where traditional wedding plans come to fruition. Parents marry off their daughters and sons in what must truly be a bittersweet moment for them. As I reflect on this month of bridal bliss, it makes me think of some […]

How Can Today Help My Future Path?

Children and teens will soon be jumping for joy, anxious for the completion of another school year, and the quick acceptance of rising to a new grade. The term “rising” synonymous to “upcoming” opens the door to new opportunities, interests, and skills.  Whether you are a rising middle school or high school student, summer can brighten […]

The Health Benefits of Laughter

When doctors were asked to contribute to a new wing at their hospital… Allergists voted to scratch it. Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no. Gastroenterologists had a gut feeling about it. Neurologists thought the administration “had a lot of nerve.” Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted. Pediatricians said, “Grow up!” Radiologists could see right […]