It’s Father’s Day weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to come out and join your Powerhouse family at one of our Sunday morning services?! The worship team is excited for another week – check out this week’s setlist here! Continue reading
I’d like to draw your attention to a passage of Scripture that I can’t say I’ve ever really noticed before. Perhaps because it’s tucked away deep inside the Old Testament. It speaks for itself as an example of passionate worship and unashamed emotion over the things that break God’s heart. Two things I believe that can further develop us into fully devoted followers of Christ…. Continue reading
You may not realize that “God Bless America” was first published in 1938. Given this is an unofficial national anthem of sorts, that’s a relatively young age for something so iconic and categorized in most people’s minds as a classic. It’s Memorial Day weekend and we must remember to lift our country and those who defend it up in prayer the way this song has for the past 75 years. Continue reading
When my children were little our special time together was bedtime. When it was time for one of them to go to bed, they would say “Mom, I’m ready for bed” and off we would go up the stairs into their room. We would always begin by saying our prayers and then I would climb into bed with one of them and cuddle. We called it spooning, laying side by side my arms wrapped around them. We would talk about their day, I always knew this would be the time each one of them would share the most. Nestled safely in my arms. Continue reading
Last week my husband Tom and I took a ferry to Hart Island, NYC’s burial grounds for the poor and homeless. On the ride over we met a nurse who had cared for many of the newborns who were laid to rest in the island’s soil. She was going to visit their graves, even though she had only known them in the few short minutes of their lives and in their deaths. Her words left a lasting impression on me…… Continue reading
It’s Mother’s Day weekend and you will not want to miss our worship services tomorrow as we will be hearing from Noel Owuor as he opens up God’s word for a special Mother’s Day message. We will also be honoring the moms in our life, so you will not want to miss this special weekend. I am also excited for our time of worship tomorrow, because…. Continue reading
The longest jump I ever cared to make was 6 feet into a lake, which is why Felix Baumgartner’s skydive from 24 miles up boggles my mind. Just looking at the photos from his helium balloon makes my stomach cringe. Where did Baumgartner get the courage to step out of the capsule and jump? Was the jump a crazy leap of faith? Or was it a step of reason?
Teaching kids the difference between wants and needs can be daunting. We automatically want our kids to have everything their friends want. We would be kidding ourselves if we say no to that statement. As human beings we want to be included and accepted, we don’t want our kids to stand out and not have it all. But we know that would be an unhealthy way to live morally and financially. Continue reading
My firstborn was a smiling, laughing, happy little guy and a delight to everyone who looked in his eyes and smiled with him. But as soon as we turned our backs to him or, perish the thought, walked out of the room, he would complain and soon break into tears. He needed to see a face to feel safe and content. As his memory matured he was able to anticipate our return and wait for our faces to come back. He was able to hope.
When you can’t see God’s face, are you able to hope?
As the director of Kids Connection here at Powerhouse Church, I pray to the Lord to show me signs that we are doing His will. I ask God to use our teaching staff and me and let God speak to the children through us. Continue reading