We spent our Spring Break in Saint George, Utah, with family and revisiting favorite places from when we lived there a few years ago. While we drove there we had fun listing the places we wanted to return to: our favorite Chinese restaurant, Fizz (a soda shop – a popular thing in Utah!), a park near our old house, and a hike in Snow Canyon.
We can’t see other driver’s dashboards
We barely embarked on our Spring Break journey from Nebraska to southern Utah when a red warning light came on our car. I discovered that if I slowed down and kept the RPMs under 4000, the light turned off again. So, I cautiously continued driving while doing what I needed to keep that light off.
Simple Bible Study with Kids
The pace of life is a bit different this fall, but we can still help our children grow their faith! Even though some of our options for church youth groups and Sunday School aren’t the same as usual, this is something we can do. It’s also perfect for inviting some other kids or a family to do it with yours. I’ll share everything you need to do this in this post!Continue reading “Simple Bible Study with Kids”
Ideas for Group Hospitality
With the holidays coming, will you be having any groups of people over? Maybe family? Or people from church or work?
We enjoy opening our home for groups of people to come together and connect. But it does take a little more thought and work to have a group of people over!
As I plan food and prepare our home to welcome them, I imagine our guests. My goal is to create an environment where people can come together in meaningful ways that build relationships. (My CliftonStrengths themes of Connectedness, Positivity, and Discipline are coming through here!)
Here’s a few things I think about to help me prepare for group hospitality:
Step out into community!
For any moms of young children, I encourage you to get involved in a moms’ group this fall! It was one of the best things I did when my girls were little. This post is for you. Even if we don’t have young children, we still need community! We all have times when it takes courage to step out.
I was nervous the first time I visited the mom’s group at our church with my baby girl. I was tired and anxious, still new to the rhythms of motherhood. It was hard getting out the door and to something on time!
It took effort and courage, but Ellie and I made it there. Afterwards, I was so glad I went! We kept going back, and this group became community for both me and my girls in the next few years.
It’s so easy for us women to hold back and not join community. This is true not only when our children are small, but all through life! Continue reading “Step out into community!”