Entries by

The Process of Waiting – Where’s Norm?

During Christmas 1991, the magic was gone. I had older siblings who crushed my belief in St. Nick a few years before, but I held on to the myth (for more presents) a little longer. Unfortunately, the older bunch convinced us to methodically open the presents under the tree the week before, and take a […]

God in the Waiting – Where’s Norm?

In our series, Where’s Norm?, we have discussed how to move forward in a world of “I don’t know.” In week 1 of the series, we first learned that we need to clarify our GUIDE because it determines where we go. Last week, we talked about the need to acknowledge an ending by naming it, […]

Healthy Endings — Where’s Norm?

There are some things in life that we look forward to ending. Personally, I like it when these things come to an end—a bad movie, a visit to the dentist, a stressful workday, a long phone conversation … a pandemic. I could go on and on, and I’m sure you could name a pretty long […]

Catastrophizing – Where’s Norm?

During the weekend message, Lead Pastor Ben Snyder continued our series Where’s Norm? and discussed catastrophizing. This is one of the three indicators that you’re either having trouble finalizing a change in your life or you haven’t even acknowledged the end yet. The reality TV series Survivor has shown us what happens to groups of […]

The Blame Game — Where’s Norm?

I was married at 30 after 10 gleeful years as an operations director for an international oil trading company. People did what I told them to and consulted with me before changing anything regarding oil shipments. A perfect job for a “control expert”! At 31, we had our first child. Stevie weighed 9.4 lbs and […]

The Comparison Game — Where’s Norm?

Comparison is a recipe for unhappiness. Comparing THAT to THIS will lead you down a dark hole every time. Back in my day, it was coined “keeping up with the Joneses.” With today’s diverse social media platforms, you don’t have to look at your actual neighbors to see what your life is missing, you simply […]

Mourning Norm? — Where’s Norm?

Do you ever just think back to January? Or is that just something I do? Some days, I really wish I could go back to January. I miss coffee shops and easily hanging out with friends. I miss my desk at work. (You can actually see it in some of the “Where’s Norm?” promo videos—it’s […]

A Foolproof Design – Where’s Norm?

Lead Pastor Ben Snyder closed out the weekend message by sharing the theme verses for the series, John 10:27-29. John 10:27-29       27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, 29 […]