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Checking off the “To Do” List

  Jay Hostetler, May 5, 2015 I love to check things off the list. It feels so rewarding to get things done. In the speed driven world of high production and constant plugged-in behavior, we are all “gettin’ it done.”…

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Where Are You Going?

Jay Hostetler, April 20, 2015 On a recent trip it struck me that the crowded rental car shuttle bus had people going to the same place. In the moment we all had to get to the terminal. We were all…

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Changing Seasons

  Jay Hostetler, April 16, 2015 Spring has finally come to West Michigan. My first round of golf tomorrow, can’t wait! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, tulips are blooming, it’s awesome. Life here has a seasonal rhythm…

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The Better Burger Approach

  Jay Hostetler, April 10, 2015 On a recent business trip I was planning on watching the semi-final games of the NCAA basketball tournament. In between games I needed to grab a quick dinner. I noticed a menu in my…

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How Excited is that Doggy in the Window?

Donna Hostetler, April 2, 2015 I passed by the car parked next to mine and noticed the keenly focused look on the face of the dog staring out the window of that car. He never even noticed me passing in…

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Happy “April Pools Day”

  Donna Hostetler, April 1, 2015 Yes, pools, not fools! Many pools around Washington State host April Pools Day events. Pretty cool and so smart. These are two-hour events designed by local community pools to encourage water safety activities. Many…

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Church Plant Cords, Cables, & Competition?

Donna Hostetler, March 29, 2015 This morning it was our awesome privilege to be a part of a church plant pre-launch Sunday in Downers Grove, IL. Next Sunday, Easter morning will be the exciting official launch of City Wave church.…

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Winning Teams

  Jay Hostetler, March 25, 2015 Recently on sports radio a nationally known basketball coach was describing the top teams that remained in the NCAA tournament. In his description he gave some teams high grades on athleticism and raw basketball…

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Teamwork is Still #1

  Jay Hostetler, March 2, 2015 A few weeks ago I made a trip to Lexington, Kentucky for a conference. I determined that I would try to watch a UK basketball game as soon as possible. My chance came this…

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A Glimpse of God

Jay Hostetler, February 25, 2015 Throughout a lifetime of ministry it has been possible to see God in the lives of transformed individuals. It could be at a water baptism, an altar or in a classroom or in someone’s living…

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