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.

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”

Thankfulness: A Different Perspective

This year, my family and I have enjoyed watching a flock of turkeys, made up of a tom, a hen, and eight chicks, travel through our yard on a regular basis. They have made their rounds through our neighborhood, feasting on a smorgasbord of… Continue Reading “Thankfulness: A Different Perspective”

God is Present in the Storm

The clouds to our East looked dark and ominous as we drove. We knew the forecast was calling for severe thunderstorms with possible tornados, and those clouds looked every bit capable of producing such weather. Our grandma had passed away, and we were determined… Continue Reading “God is Present in the Storm”

Complaining…What’s the Cure?!?

Have you noticed an uptick in dissatisfied people? If it’s not related to Covid or the election, it’s their health, spouse, kids, job…you name it! They may say it’s nothing…maybe a hole in their sock that’s making them cranky, but they sure are making… Continue Reading “Complaining…What’s the Cure?!?”