Monthly Archives: July 2018

Winning ‘Hacks’ For Your Next Camping Trip

| July 31, 2018

There’s nothing more relaxing than being out in nature, away from it all—unless you forgot to bring toilet paper, bug spray, or extra batteries for the flashlight. And there’s nothing more bonding than sitting around a campfire together—unless you can’t get the fire started in the first place. Camping really is great but it also […]

Backyard Summer Fun Ideas For The Kids

| July 30, 2018

The long, lazy days of summer are great. They’re the perfect time to stretch out with a good book, play a few games with your family, and enjoy some peace instead of constantly rushing from one place to the next. Unfortunately, it won’t be long before you’ll hear that familiar refrain from the kids: “I’m […]

Chip and Joanna Gaines: I Am Second

| July 29, 2018

Joanna always played it safe. She was the quiet one in school who was content to live in the background. She liked comfort and predictability. Then she met Chip. Chip was everything Joanna wasn’t: risky, dangerous, care-free, and an extreme dreamer. “If you give Chip a boundary, he’s going to break that boundary, if you […]

Today’s Recipe: Shrimp On The Barbie

| July 28, 2018

When Paul Hogan (aka Crocodile Dundee) says “I’ll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for ya!”, what does he mean?  “Barbie” is Down Under slang for ‘barbecue’ and the phrase “slip a shrimp on the barbie” often evokes images of a fun social gathering under the sun.  Folks from that neck of the woods, […]

Created To Know God and Make Him Known: Meet Erica Boven

| July 27, 2018

She’s a full-time mom, a pastor’s wife, a ministry leader, and in between all that, the Middle and High School Science Science teacher at TC Christian.  Say hello to Erica Boven. What do you love about TC Christian? I love the Christ-centered focus of every class. I love that we start our day with prayer. […]

Plan A Quick Getaway To South Manitou Island

| July 26, 2018

South Manitou Island is one of the most interesting destinations in the entire state of Michigan. Encompassed within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the island is only accessible by private boat or the Manitou Island Transit passenger ferry service that operates seasonally out of the Fishtown Dock in Leland.  Here are some tips for an enjoyable time: […]

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Sing

| July 25, 2018

LinkedIn, for those not familiar with it, is a social media platform that’s specifically geared toward professionals looking to make connections. You can create a profile, join groups, and add friends just like any other social media page, but on LinkedIn you can also list your job history and skills, and link to your online portfolio. […]

Let’s Grandparent on Purpose

| July 24, 2018

(Today’s blog features Lynda Freeman of the Legacy Coalition) I had a conversation with a friend of mine at church recently who is also a grandma (she has 11 grandchildren!). We were talking about how important it is for grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith and she shared with me an old Arabic […]

Rainy Day? Make Your Own Volcano!

| July 23, 2018

Anyone who’s been to Hawaii, or looked at the Pacific Ring of Fire, will discover one of Earth’s most interesting landforms – a volcano.  Despite what you may think, volcanoes are not a one-size-fits-all geophysical phenomenon.  Instead, volcanoes have their own ‘personalities’ and are formed in a variety of ways.  Now, imagine if you could […]

Brian “Head” Welch: From Korn To Jesus

| July 21, 2018

When you’ve reached the top and something’s still missing, where do you go? Brian “Head” Welch’s life was spinning out of control. As lead guitarist for the band Korn, people worshipped his music. He made all the money, had all the cars, houses and women he could handle, but still found himself with a crippling […]

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