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“Outsight” Required

Jay Hostetler, July 16 As church leaders we are constantly processing ideas to help us move things forward. This process takes many forms. We talk to our ministry teams. We talk to colleagues; maybe we hire an external voice like…

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The Children’s Ministry “Flossie”

Donna Hostetler, July 14, 2015  It was July, 2013 and it was a week of amazing temperatures, glorious afternoons in the sunshine by the beach, and beautiful sunsets over the waters of Maui. The golf courses were inhabited with happy…

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Ministry Weary?

Donna Hostetler, June 29, 2015 I recently attended an anniversary party. Not your typical anniversary as this couple was celebrating 70 years of marriage. The 94 year old husband shared many of their 70 years’ journey highlights and a few…

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Where Are You on the Tarmac?

Donna Hostetler, June 16, 2015   On a recent flight and a lengthy layover I decided to shuttle from one smaller terminal at LAX to the larger one while waiting for my next flight. As the bus navigated its way…

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Your Front Door?

Jay Hostetler, June 2, 2015 My wife and I recently spent a day visiting some care facilities for my mother-in-law who recently fell and broke her hip. What an experience! Site 1—READY, SET, GO!  Impressive facility with hosts who had…

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A Simple Prayer

  Donna Hostetler, May 19, 2015 “Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.”  Proverbs 25:11 After a long unexpected day at the hospital with my mom, I returned to her apartment home…

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Big City Beckons!

Donna Hostetler, May 13, 2015 The big city calls to me. I love the theater, the window shopping and Garrett’s Popcorn in downtown Chicago. I love the richness of the architecture, old and new, the variance of the buildings and…

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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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