Blogs from Stuart Heights

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I Sing Because

by Zac Johns

For as long as I can remember, I have always been around music.  I can recall as a child waking up on Saturday mornings to the sound of my dad playing the electric piano.  Even though he had his headphones in, the keys made a rhythmic clinking sound.  I would watch him play, and often […]

The Big Question

by Gary Jared

If you had one month to lose 10 pounds, what foods would you give up?  If you had one month to save for a vacation, how would your spending habits change?  If you had one month to take a written test for your job, how would you use your time more wisely? What if you […]

My New Little Friend

by Brian Smith

I was sitting at my office annex (commonly referred to as Starbucks), diligently working on my schedule and planning.  With iPad glowing and ear-buds proclaiming that I was fully engrained in “do not disturb” mode, I hardly noticed that they were there.  I hardly noticed until their presence was unavoidable. They were two young ladies, […]

Church Is For The Birds

by Gary Jared

For the past 20 years, my family has had a pet cockatiel. I’ll never forget the day we got him. A lady in our church raised cockatiels in her home. One day, she invited us over so the kids could see her newly-hatched baby cockatiels – then she told them we could take one home! […]

A Love for Obedience

by Brian Smith

Yesterday was one of those days as a parent. Things didn’t go as they say they should in all the parenting books. Actually they were very much the opposite. I gave instruction of a couple age appropriate chores for the kids to do. I insured that clear and God-honoring communication had taken place and that […]

Tip vs. Gratuity

by Gary Jared

My wife says I’m cheap.  I don’t like the sound of that word.  I like frugal, conservative, cautious, economical…all fancy words to say cheap.  Several years ago I took the family on a trip to Mackinac Island.  It was a one-price-pays-it-all trip.  That means you pay one price and it includes everything: parking, boat ride […]