Recipes for a Busy Month

This month, many of us find ourselves with too much to do, and too little time.  When my schedule gets packed, one thing that adds peace to my day is knowing dinner is already planned […]

“First we do what we have to do; then we can do what we want to do.”

“First we do what we have to do; then we can do what we want to do.”  My children can quote this phrase from our household.  I read it in an article about Denzel Washington […]

Until the Whistle Blows!

My oldest son Josh played offensive line on his football team when he was younger.  Solid and strong, Josh’s job on the line was to hold the defensive line back long enough for the quarterback […]

Healthy Things Grow……

Healthy Things Grow  Have you ever noticed that healthy things grow?  Plants, children, emotional lives, our relationship with God, and our relationship with other people are a few things that come to mind.  If these […]

Childhood Dreams vs. Reality

Take a step back in time and consider the dreams you had as a child.  Most children can quickly tell you what they want to be when they grow up.  Are those dreams simply childhood […]

Enjoy the Change….

 Enjoy the Change!  Have you ever heard that phrase?  Some people try to avoid change.  Now that I’m 48, I’m thinking we better get used to it.  The only constant in our world(besides Jesus) seems […]

Your Name on God’s Hands

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands …  Isaiah 49:16 (NIV) As a sign of her undying love and faithfulness, a certain celebrity permanently tattooed the name of her beloved on […]

More Than Meets the Eye!

 Has anybody tried to “transform” a Transformer toy? My son, Luke, loves Transformers even though he has never seen the movie.  He asked for Transformer toys for his 6th birthday and got quite a few […]

The Truth We Know

After listening to Gary Kinnaman’s message this past weekend (which I loved), I started thinking about the “B” in his ABC example.  I’m not sure if the sermon will be available on the VCNP website.  […]

“Don’t Worry, Be Healthy”

 I asked Christina Trifanoff, one of our leaders, to be a guest blogger today.  I think you’ll really enjoy what she has to say! Blessings, Thora Worry Remember that song from the 80’s, “Don’t Worry, […]