November 2020

Don’t Give Up
by Pastor Kent LANDHUIS

I used to think that naptime was only for young kids. Now, I love a good nap even though I’ve found lately that even when I get enough sleep I still feel tired. Did you know that your mind is capable of producing 50% more stress than your body can handle? When we experience trauma, stress hormones dull our pain and boost our energy so we respond quickly…  READ MORE

BREAD
By GARY SAGER

Bread is one of the essential foods of most cultures around the world. It is a staple in many diets, and for centuries, it has been one of the most accessible foods for people of all wealth and social status. Bread is pretty amazing in the Bible too. It is mentioned at least 492 times in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. We still celebrate it today in both Jewish and Christian faiths… READ MORE

DARE2Share Update
By Steve Poole

Dare2Share LIVE is an international youth event focused on training teenagers in evangelism and discipleship. The core of their strategy first is to make sure that teens know and understand the essentials of the gospel so that they can share it clearly.  Please, ask one of our teens who attended what G.O.S.P.E.L. stands for…  READ MORE

NOAH’S ARK PRESCHOOL UPDATE
by Kris Crowther

November is a time to be thankful and a time for giving! Noah’s Ark is busy this month collecting food for our Food Pantry.  Noah’s Ark families have always surprised us in the abundance of food they give to the food pantry… READ MORE

MENTAL HEALTH + GOD’S LOVE
BY Lindsey Ungs

It’s officially been a year since my mental health started to deteriorate. In the fall, this looked like a tiny lessening of good habits. A lessening of grace-giving, causing situations to turn into frustration here and there. A surprise at how my mind was processing the brokenness that life throws at us. By February, I had quit journaling all together… READ MORE

HOLEY SOCKS
BY Leah Carolan

We have a rule at our house: if your socks have holes, we throw them away. Simple. To the point. Life goes on. It’s actually really hard to throw socks away for my kids. Often their socks are covered in pictures of their favorite characters—Batman, Spider-man, Woody from Toy Story, Forky.  Which also means the socks they love the most get worn the most and get holes the quickest… . READ MORE

LEADERSHIP NOTES
CEDAR HILLS LEADERSHIP

When life is crazy, we need hope. Whether it is events around the globe or just down the block, life can surprise and overwhelm us. Life’s trouble can crush our dreams, steal our peace, and destroy our hope. What do we do? Do we throw up our hands and retreat? Do we get angry and fight?  Peter knew what it was like to go through tough times… READ MORE

Noah’s Ark Blood Drive

Give the gift of life and help the preschool receive a grant for supplies at the same time! Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the Gathering Space.

GROW THE GOOD UPDATE