“Social Distancing” and the Hunger for Connection

“Social Distancing” and the Hunger for Connection

Ritch Hochstetler  July 2, 2020   Beyond the massive economic disruption and health crisis, Covid19 has shined a spotlight on a core need essential to our humanity – connection. The 70’s band Three Dog Night’s hit song “One is the Loneliest Number” sums up the agony...
Gratitude: A Healing Ointment for the Soul

Gratitude: A Healing Ointment for the Soul

Ritch Hochstetler  May 15, 2020      Today I opened a card that expressed thanks for a job I had agreed to do, and that I got paid for. How could such a simple expression, two words – “thank you!”, reverberate through my mind and touch my emotions? When...
What’s Poppin?

What’s Poppin?

Kailey Paszko  May 8, 2020   Hey there, what’s popping?! Okay, I’ll spare you from the puns, they’re probably butter left unsaid anyways 🙂 I came across this quote that was essentially comparing the process of how popcorn is made to our lives as humans. Just like...
Heavenly Connections

Heavenly Connections

Ben Rheinheimer | April 30, 2020 “The connections we make in the course of a life–maybe that’s what heaven is.” – Mr. Rogers I have been a stay at home dad for a baby. I have a 20+ year resume of youth work. I have taken kids out of the country on...