Category: Life

Posts in the Life Category focus on what may be going on in our lives and how we can or are growing in the midst of it.

What Distractions Weigh You Down?

“Aaaaahhh! There’s a stick!…Oooo! Catch that leaf! The wind is blowing it a cross the yard!!…Who is that at the neighbor’s?!?…Squirrrrrelll!!!” If you’ve read the last post, you know that we’re working on training our puppy. Just this morning, we were outside, working on… Continue Reading “What Distractions Weigh You Down?”

Forgive? Why Should I?!?

You’ve been hurt…again. Your emotions have taken a beating, and you’re feeling a bit like a punching bag. The last thing you want to think about or do is forgive! Anger? Check! Indignation? Check! Bitterness? Getting there. And then, you read these verses… “For… Continue Reading “Forgive? Why Should I?!?”

Stress–What Do I Do, Now?

Stress pours into our lives, like water into a glass jar. There’s nowhere for the water to go, so it keeps filling the jar, closer and closer to the top. If nothing’s done with the water, it’ll overflow. Stress is similar, as it pours… Continue Reading “Stress–What Do I Do, Now?”

Hold the Line

There were so many things to remember. It was the first time I’d gone downhill skiing. I was a kid and thought it was a good idea to start on the hill with the tow rope! Like anything new, it was a bit overwhelming… Continue Reading “Hold the Line”

How Do We Respond to Good News?

I couldn’t hold it in. I was overflowing inside from celebration, pride, excitement, praise…every positive emotion you can imagine! I felt like my heart was going to explode; so, I shared our good news with a group of believers: our daughter had accepted Jesus… Continue Reading “How Do We Respond to Good News?”

Dealing with Uncertainty

Written by Guest Writer, Ben SytsmaAssistant Principal/5th Grade FacultyCalvary Schools of Holland Each summer, I attempt to read through at least a few classic books. Many of these wonderful books, I did not have the opportunity to read while in school, so I am… Continue Reading “Dealing with Uncertainty”

Mesmerizing Light

We put up our Christmas tree this weekend, as many of you probably did. My husband is not a huge fan of Christmas trees, as he believes it’s a tradition that takes away from the real meaning of what we are to celebrate. I… Continue Reading “Mesmerizing Light”