Season of Rest and Grace

By Jenn Weiser The barren trees, stunted brown grass, recurrence of gray skies, colder temperature, and extended darkness fill the winter days ahead of us. We long for the warmth of the sun, color returning to nature, and light to last longer than the dark. Why must there be a season that feels so miserable? … Continue reading Season of Rest and Grace

Missing Piece

By Jannette Weaver Each year one of my favorite things to do in the Christmas season is to place my nativity sets – as in plural.  I love my nativities.  Each one holds a special meaning in my heart.  I usually set the wise men of my nativities across the room from the baby Jesus. … Continue reading Missing Piece

It’s a Jesus Book

By JaDonna Brattin I have just had an experience of a lifetime!  Being the preschool storyteller for Vacation Bible School is always an adventure.  If you have spent any time at all with 3- and 4-year old’s, then you probably have at least one cute story to tell and maybe even a fresh perspective on… Continue reading It’s a Jesus Book


By Mendi Behnen I recently worked my obligatory “quarantine” jigsaw puzzle.  It was an amazing scene from the Grand Canyon and I was looking forward to watching it come together as I pulled out the pieces, searching for all of the ones that would form the border. However, they were the strangest pieces I had… Continue reading Plans


By Mendi Behnen Last week my grandson was at my house with a great need to be busy. So, I put him to work helping me fold laundry and put it away. He carried a maroon hand towel and washcloth to the hall bath and stopped short at the shelf where he knew they belonged.… Continue reading Perspective

Spaghetti Therapy

By Mendi Behnen One of my friends taught me about what she calls “Spaghetti Therapy.” She found herself following a pattern of negative self-talk, and recognized it was time to start taking those  thoughts captive and making them obedient to Jesus Christ …thus the start of her Spaghetti Therapy. As I explain this process you… Continue reading Spaghetti Therapy