By Cindy Koch - It’s not Christmas. The neighbors haven’t plastered their home with Easter lights, nor has the Easter tree been trimmed with ribbons and bows. The little children don’t bubble with excitement in quite the same way. The grownups don’t stay up late shopping and preparing for the long-anticipated Easter Eve. It’s not … Continue reading Ancient Easter Joy is for the Kids
By Cindy Koch - I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children.Genesis 3:16 The pain is not simply pregnancy, although it permanently marks our body and changes our life. The pain is not simply childbirth, although it is excruciating and traumatic to the point that most mothers will … Continue reading Children are a pain in the…
By Cindy Koch - We live in a place and time where an ancient story of truth is hushed and ridiculed. The characters have been hidden; the vocabulary has been censored. The world attacks this story by shaming and confusing us with shadows of freedom. Our society mangles this simple story that breathes in the … Continue reading Women’s Freedom or Submission?
By Cindy Koch - As a Christian, it should be a natural thing to know how to pray. The Word of God is powerful. In the middle of a confused and darkened world, we take comfort in the light. The Word of God distinguishes between the right and the wrong, the good and the bad, … Continue reading Confident Prayers
By Cindy Koch - It’s become our ritual every Sunday morning. Twenty little feet scurry into a tiny little classroom and shuffle back and forth between the tiny blue chairs. Twenty little hands fidget and pull at their own buttoned up collars and their sparkly dress skirts. Twenty little eyes bounce around from a colorful … Continue reading Ash-proof Kids
By Cindy Koch - Today in our world there is a battle between men and women. As a mother of four daughters, sometimes that scares me more than a little. As my little girls grow up in this deep, dark society, I fear for their safety and future. Will they find a man who cherishes … Continue reading Theology of Woman
By Cindy Koch - Each teenager told their own story by their posture in the little church library chair that Sunday morning. Proud, comfortable, shy, sleepy drooling over a cup of coffee, all were present and in their own way eager to have the conversation. In our Youth Sunday School, some were just learning the … Continue reading Inspiring the Conversation with our Kids