Facing the After Christmas Let-Down

By Katie Heid The Christmas tree is finally down in my home.  We’ve gorged ourselves on the remaining sweets.  Tinsel and ornaments are tucked away, and the outside lights no longer illuminate the neighborhood. Those wonderful sights of Christmas anticipation…

The Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mrs. Heid

By Katie Heid Christmas vacation has ended and change is upon me.  It’s the moment when I morph from “Vacation Me” into “Regular Me” and take on all the uptight, flustered crazy that comes with it. Allow me to introduce…

Leave it All Behind

“Leave it all behind. Leave it all behind.” I’m listening to these words from the Casting Crowns song, The Well.  Singing in my best Mark Hall imitation voice, I revel in Jesus’ willingness to take all my burdens on Himself while…

Happy New Year ~ Welcome 2019!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.…

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Rejoice always ~ pray without ceasing~ in everything give thanks~ for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  Do not quench the Spirit ~ do not despise prophetic utterances. Examine everything carefully ~ hold fast to that which is good ~…

A Relational Faith

During a recent conversation with one of our elders about the differences between the way my generation worships and the way the younger folk worship, he made a comment that younger people are more experiential and relational in their faith. …