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unlockingthehearts

Unlocking the Hearts of Your Children to Worship

  I'll never forget the first time Richard and I went to church together when we were dating.  I was super nervous. It was silly really, but I was wondering how each of us would respond during the music.  Will he raise his hands?  Will I? What if I get super emotional because of something the pastor says?  (I'm known to do that a little bit.) Should I hold his hand?  Should I not? … Read More

Cannon on the Hill

Keeping a Christ Centered Perspective

The beginning of a new school year feels much like New Year's to me.  A build up of anticipation of the season ahead, excitement of a fresh start, the setting of new goals, and a bucket full of hope to do things better this year. If you are anything like me, you have spent a good bit of time over the summer planning. School supplies. Check. Back to school shopping.  Check. Dental and … Read More

jesusisalive

Alive forever more! (Sixth Easter devotional)

"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." Matthew 28:6 Woohoo!  We have made it to the very last and best part of the Easter story!  Up from the grave He arose... Why is it such a big deal that Jesus rose from the grave?  Other than the obvious, of course...the miracle of being dead and then alive...but what did this miracle accomplish?  I … Read More