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Courage and Columbus

I love celebrating holidays.  The traditions, the decorations, the food, the festivity!  But Columbus day is not usually one that I celebrate with the kids.  When the day had barely started and the kids were complaining of boredom, I decided that it was time to celebrate! We decided to make boats, so the kids played dress up. Then they picked […]


We have had an amazing weekend of ministry at Orchard Community Church.  Women’s fellowships, men’s breakfast, youth group, kid’s learning about God’s promises, sermon that left me in tears, potluck lunch/celebration of what God is doing- it has once again been a sweet time of confirmation for us- that we are exactly where God wants us to be. But I’m […]

From the Pastor’s Wife Perspective

I have been married to my husband for 13 years.  And for those 13 years, he has either been a youth pastor or an associate pastor.  Last month, he started as the senior pastor at Orchard Community Church. Last week, he started a blog. As his wife, these things excite me!  I have watched the process that God has taken […]

The Rest of the Story

“The Will of God will never lead you where the Grace of God cannot keep you” These words are resounding in my heart today.  As I write this, my parents are getting in their car and driving out of Pennsylvania in the direction of Kansas.  They are moving all of their belongings and for the first time ever, my Dad […]

Finding "it"

My big 3rd grader got off the bus yesterday and this was the moment that I captured.  It fills my heart with joy.  She loves her new class, her new school, her new teacher, her new friends. I can’t even begin to tell you how truly amazing this is for us.  Last year was tough.  And even as I write that, […]