Deeper Desires of Summer

Ah, summer. It’s finally here! What are your hopes for the summer? Road trip to the coast? A staycation? Or maybe you’re counting down the days to Camp Elim. Summer holds such possibility for us – the chance to rest in the sunshine and explore new rhythms of play and delight. I personally love spending […]

C.S. Lewis: Radical Impact For Christ

Last year our Faith small group attended a showing of The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis. Talk about radical! This movie documents the radical conversion of C.S. Lewis from a self-proclaimed atheist to one of the most recognized Christian authors of all time. His reluctant conversion to a personal saving faith in […]

Mapping Your Story

I remember the first time I realized I had a story. Prior to that moment, I thought I was a normal person going through normal problems with normal amounts of pain and difficulty. Then I met a woman who challenged me to press into the storyline of my life. With her and God’s help, I […]

Our Spiritual Opponent: The Adversary

1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” A career as a basketball coach has yielded insight about the scouting process that takes place prior to facing an opponent. One aspect of scouting includes identifying the opponent’s weaknesses and developing a carefully calculated […]

Community for Healing

As we go through the ups and downs of life, there are times when we want to grapple with hardship, hurts, or emotions by ourselves, but sometimes it is more helpful to do that with others. We can find strength in community with others who have experienced the same kind of hurt; we can find […]

Christmas Activities with Small Groups and Neighbors

There are a million things we try to do over the Christmas season. The pressure to connect, be “on,” and make meaningful moments for our families, friends, and neighbors is palpable. I don’t think that social media helps us with this feeling of overwhelming pressure. We start comparing and then judging our abilities to host, […]

Festive Foods for Family and Friends

For unto us a child is born—Emmanuel, God with us! It’s time to celebrate! It’s time to gather with family and friends and share the joy of this amazing gift! How do you celebrate? How do you share God’s love with others? Do you get the family together to decorate the Christmas tree? Have a […]

Advent Activities for the Family

The season of Advent has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Growing up, I didn’t experience many traditions related to the season other than candle lighting. As a mother, I’m excited to enrich my experience of the season of preparation for our family through the use of creative activities. I’ve put together […]

Experiencing Advent

Advent is a season when Christians celebrate the incarnation. The incarnation refers to God’s taking on a human body to save our broken bodies. God became a man to rescue mankind. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14).  The incarnation is the highest compliment ever paid to the human body. No aspect of our […]

Fall Ministry Fun at Faith

It’s hard to believe the Advent season is just around the corner, with our fall seeming to be perpetual this year. The autumn colors and glorious weather were such a wonderful gift to enjoy! Fall held a lot more than just leaf peeping this year, however; ministries at Faith have been having lots of fun […]