Sunday, May 21, 2017

weekend report

The 2017 Crossroads Women's Retreat "Words" -

So good to see Angie back again!
A weekend to remember for sure!

Take a look!

Everything was ready as we waited for the Crossroads girls to arrive!

Jeanette teaching us so well!

worship was so good!

behind the tech- no matter where!

Jocelyn's teaching was amazing!

I swear Mary Knowlton could be a stand up comedian!

Vicky Berger our beautiful makeover girl!

Beautiful finished makeover haircut!


Games with my sisters well into the late night hours!

Worship with my sisters!

Our styleshow by Poppy and PurseSnickety - thanks Becky!

Go Linda!  Beautiful outfit!

Much appreciation to Becky Sipe and her team for the styleshow!

Thanks for modeling Deb Humbert!

Our beautiful Crossroads models

We think it's been close to 10 years since Crossroads has had a women's retreat, so we decided it was time!

We can plan, and pray and hope and create, but when all the ladies began to sign up it became real and we were so thankful!  92 girls attended the Crossroads retreat at Sawmillcreek Resorts Friday and Saturday!

These are my Crossroads girls!  Sisters for eternity!

I don't get a lot of time to invest in ladies outside my immediate ministry circle, so I was unaware of how hungry for time with these girls I was!  We have amazing ladies at Crossroads and it was so good to be with them!

For all of you who were unable to be with us, the next ladies event will be Friday, July 21 we're taking a bus trip to Grove City Outlets in PA!  Watch your programs in the coming weeks for more sign up information.

So we came home, and then we had an amazing weekend hearing about the progress in our 2020 campaign!  And seeing the building the Lord has provided, so good!  Watch this!

2020 video

It's going to be amazing to see what God is about to do!

Here are the pics I took downtown as we shot video this week.

Downtown shooting our 2020 update with the Eric's and Pastor Dave!

Our City Center!

The crew

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

what I learned today

Right now I'm 'soul feeding' - in my favorite place on my deck it literally feels like my soul is drinking in the stillness of only hearing birds and natural things.  Nothing humanly added in these few moments before my day is filled with beautiful noisy grandkids!

I'm reading several leadership books right now, but I'm resonating most with the book "Strengthening the Soul of Leadership".  I can hardly read a page without highlighting everything it's describing.

The author asks this, "What would it look like for me to lead more consistently with my soul - the place of my own encounter with God - rather than leading primarily from my head, my unbridled activism, or my performance-oriented drivenness?"

Now that's a question to wrestle with!

We ALL have influence!
So many times people think you have to be in some kind of top position to be considered a leader, but that is such a lie!   Mom's and dad's have the greatest opportunity to shape and influence precious human being's spiritual understanding and confidence more than any CEO or top leader will ever have!  People working in any kind of service oriented job dealing with the public have a much higher opportunity to encourage people and make a huge difference in their day, they have way more encounters with the people than I'll ever have!

It's time for all of us to really focus on leading well wherever we find ourselves at this point in our lives.  A time for all of us to take responsibility for leading the people that God brings across our daily paths instead of waiting for the 'big opportunities' that may never come because God knows where He needs His children to work and serve the most!

As I lay my soul bare before the Lord asking Him to make me the kind of leader He needs me to be, I ask you to consider taking advantage of one leadership opportunity we're bringing again to Crossroads in August.  The Global Leadership Summit Simulcast.

Three years ago we decided that if we could bring this event to Mansfield it would allow our staff to all attend a conference together, local businesses to bring entire teams together and for tired mom's and dad's to come for a time of spiritual encouragement as well as professional challenges.

We all have influence!

It's so affordable compared to going away for a conference that it removes any excuse for not attending.  Please consider taking a step toward engaging your own soul, learning new leadership ideas and joining us for a time of worship at the Global Leadership Summit - August 10 & 11 at Crossroads!

Let's change our community by changing ourselves first!

Just click here to get your tickets now GLS tickets. and enter the Crossroads code PHS17TEAM to get our amazing price of just $89 for two days!  Will you join us?!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

weekend report

We had a really great weekend at Crossroads!

Pastor Dave continued the Doubting Doubt series which has just been excellent!  We worshipped and then celebrated Mother's Day by taking lots of pictures in our lobby!

Here's just a few pictures of all that went on!

Everyone had a lot of fun taking family pics - thanks Children's ministry
for the great idea!

It was a great weekend shared with family!

Our setlist:
Mother's Day video
Blessed Be the Lord
This I Believe
It Is Well
O Come To The Altar
Bumper Video
Message:  Doubting Doubts Pt. 4 - How Could God allow Suffering
Exit song:  O Come To The Altar

To watch our services go to

To see what other ministries used in their services go to the Worship Community