4 Things To Remember Going Forward

Marvae EikanasLeadership

There’s no denying that the last year and a half have been challenging; life changing! Not only did 2020 rock our world personally, but it disrupted and challenged the church in significant ways. It forced us to do ministry in innovative ways that we might not have considered previously. It stretched us. Life is slowly returning to normal, or at … Read More

Circumstances Don’t Have To Diminish Your Hope!

Marvae EikanasEncouragement


There’s Hope! Sometimes, the most amazing things show up at the most unexpected times and in the most surprising ways! This year has been like no other. Full of difficulties, inconvenience, and pain. If ever there was a year to complain, this year would seem like a year you were justified in your gripping. Well, justified until you take a … Read More

Being An Intentionally Kind Leader

Marvae EikanasLeadership

While leading, how are you intentionally showing kindness to those in your care? It’s been several years since I had the joy of overseeing the children’s ministry in my church. While I miss the kids tremendously (they keep you young), and connecting with parents and others who are passionate about God and children, I’m thrilled with the new opportunities God … Read More

Fresh Starts – What A Blessing!

Marvae EikanasLeadership

Ever have one of those days were one thing after another goes wrong? I know I have! That’s one of the many reasons why I am so thankful for new days! A fresh start is a blessing! The start of a new year is also an opportunity for a fresh start, not only for your ministry, but also personally. Why … Read More

PLAY – Even Cows Do It!

Marvae EikanasPlay

Cows absolutely love to play! OK, so maybe not cows, but their calves surely do! In my previous home I was blessed to look out over a lush green pasture from my kitchen window. When we first moved in to that home, Farmer Bob (not his real name) had four cows that each had a calf. Being a city girl, … Read More

The Icing on the Cake!

Marvae EikanasVolunteers

Making Your Volunteer Meetings Memorable As someone who works with kids in some capacity, have you noticed that if you want kids to learn you must make the experience fun? Kids are not the only ones who learn best when the experience is enjoyable! Adults also benefit from a fun-filled learning experience! Of course fun just for the sake of … Read More

“Cleaning Up” Your Vision

Marvae EikanasLeadership

As I pack away the holidays, I like to take my time. I like to savor the process! Most engage in spring cleaning, but I like to do my deep cleaning as I strip my house of Christmas. To me, it’s the perfect time to imagine my home in fresh and beautiful ways. The interruption of the merry season enables … Read More

How to Rock the New School Year!

Marvae EikanasMinistry

Every year there’s a huge push as the new school year comes round. And each year that seems to happen quicker, and quicker – at least that’s how it seems! While parents are frantically freshening up their children’s wardrobes, scheduling eye exams, and purchasing the many items needed to set their child up for another great year of learning, it’s … Read More

A Valuable Lesson

Marvae EikanasTeaching

I learned a valuable lesson. In high school I attempted to learn French. I say attempted because languages don’t come easy to me and even with a couple of years of French under my belt it still never really sunk in. Years later I was surprised to discover that more of the French had taken hold than I had previously … Read More

Is it Time to Let Go?

Marvae EikanasLeadership

Let’s face it – life is full! It is rare when everything is under control and you have spare time on your hands. Just when you think you are on the brink of being on top of all of your responsibilities, something unexpected pops up. It might even be something amazingly good, but still something you didn’t anticipate. That’s why … Read More