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Lost and Found

My parents love to tell stories about me and to me from when I was just a toddler. One of my favorite stories they tell was when I was no more than a year old. I had just started walking and learned to love my newfound abilities. One weekend my parents and I went camping […]


The Light Still Shines

The other day I walked into the Sanctuary to retrieve the SD card from the sound booth that contains the recordings of our worship services. It was a Monday afternoon and the entire building was pretty dark with the exception of the offices. It was darker than usual that day because it was gloomy and […]


Welcome to Advent

A season of waiting, a season of anticipation, a season of preparation – a season that is not usually synonymous with kids’ personalities. As a child, I can remember the agony of Advent, waiting for Christmas Day to arrive. My family was so busy getting ready for Christmas day that we often forgot to get […]


What in the World are the Kids Doing?

This year we have implemented a new philosophy for our Children’s Ministry at Shepherd of the Hills and I wanted to write a few paragraphs about what our vision is and how it is working so far. We first and foremost wanted to ensure that we were creating a space for all of our children […]


Caution: Adults Only

“Worship is boring! The books are really heavy. It’s so long! All we do is sit and listen. At least there are cookies after it’s finally over.” Believe it or not, I have heard these things many times from the children of our community and I cannot blame them. Worship is not inherently designed for children. […]