- Chantal Wiebe, M.Ed
Truth be told, sometimes I don’t like repeating the same board game three times in a row. Or playing tag in the house. Or building a fort with all the couch cushions and every blanket we own. Sometimes, playing is just not what I’m into at the moment.
Over the past year I’ve been working on building my ‘quick cooking’ repertoire. I love cooking and enjoying intricate meals… meals that take lots of time and love to create. As our schedule has picked up it’s been too easy to think ‘no time for cooking tonight’ and order Thai more often than anyone should (what’s too much, 1? 2? 3 times a week?). I’ve realized the need for quick and simple recipes, ones that are healthy and fresh, and do not come out of a to-go box.
- Jen Wise
Is it August already?
1. Come to terms with the fact that July happened.
2. Travel to my favorite place on earth - stay as long as possible.
3. Swim, boat, swim, sand, water, beach, frisbee, swim, float, paddle, soak it in.
- Adam Lorenz
Life is busy one way or another. Sometimes it’s simply just been a long week and we’re ready for the weekend - that feeling of pages between your fingers or a slight refreshing breeze on your face… and that is the only soundtrack we need. Still, there are other times we need music alongside us, songs that are familiar and actually allow us to engage the present in a manner that simply feeds the soul in those dry times.
- Carissa Woodwyk
Have you ever wondered what it felt like for Adam and Eve to wander and play and cultivate and chat and rest in the Garden of Eden? Naked? I have. And when I imagine what that would be like, it feels so vulnerable, so awkward, so naughty. Seriously...to run around, bend over, stretch, eat, each day, unclothed, feeling comfortable and stellar? Really?
"Jesus' hope is for the entire cosmos. This is why we believe that this world, here and now, matters."
A couple months ago my pastor and good friend Jared Ayers preached this sermon, Song of Hope. I loved it then - and it's still on my mind now. Grab your lunch, or an early morning cup of coffee, and take a listen - I'm positive that you'll find it equally as inspiring!
- Adam Lorenz
I remember the moment vividly.
It was in the middle of celebrating the marriage of two dear friends. Though we had been sternly warned by the bride that we were not allowed to have a certain song played, the DJ had been successfully bribed and as the opening chords of the song began to play - alone on the dance floor could be found a group of friends (including the groom), singing and dancing their hearts out to this 18-minute ballad.