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Ministry Halftime

Jay Hostetler, February 3 As another football season ends, I have been reflecting on the many amazing games I witnessed. The most interesting occurrence for me is the way that teams make a second half comeback. These comebacks are often…

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January Thaw

Jay Hostetler, January 23 This winter in West Michigan has been a little on the unique side as far as weather goes. We have been warmer than normal, leading to unusual conditions. More rain and fog, and less snow has…

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It’s a New Year and Time to Exfoliate

Donna Hostetler It’s winter in the Midwest and many people are prone to dry skin. A couple of years ago, I heard that the best approach to dry skin is to exfoliate. Initially it didn't make sense to me. The…

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The Gold Medal Coach

Donna Hostetler, August 8, 2016 Last night Jay and I watched the Olympics 4x100 men’s freestyle relay swimming event with the team of Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held and Caleb Dressel. It was an exciting event watching them swim,…

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Passion

Donna Hostetler, June 21, 2016 Jay and I are getting ready to celebrate our wedding anniversary tomorrow. Woohoo! Passion is what brought us together (and keeps our marriage strong). Please read on! The dictionary describes “passion” as: any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything: a passion for music.…

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Ministry Fixer Upper

Jay Hostetler, June 4, 2016 Growing up I wasn’t gifted in the area of fixing things. My mechanical skills are still limited! Fortunately, my wife Donna has awesome mechanical skills for necessary home projects. Her interest in projects has led…

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Warm welcome?

Donna Hostetler, May 10, 2016 Mother's Day was a beautiful day though Jay was out of state. I arrived at a local church we’re working with to provide temporary oversight of their children’s ministry while they are in a leadership…

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The Sweet Smell of Spring

Donna Hostetler, April 4, 2016 “Spring cleaning” is on! It’s also a great time to take a look (and smell) at your children’s ministry or student ministry areas. As consultants we arrive at a variety of facilities and see what guests…

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Ministry–Major League Team Ready?

Donna Hostetler, March 29, 2016 Major League Baseball’s spring training is in full swing and the season is just around the corner! I love baseball! I grew up on baseball. I was born in St. Louis and went with my…

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He is Risen Indeed

Donna Hostetler, March 26, 2016 It's Passion week. It's a reminder of what we're about every week. We invest our lives because Jesus died and rose again to give us eternal life. This Spring with the recent loss of my…

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