A Historic Day.

What if we viewed every Sunday as a HISTORIC day? Yeah, you read that correctly, every Sunday. Wouldn't that be something!?! I think some Christians do in other parts of the world. Maybe the parts where gathering together as followers of Jesus is frowned upon. Or, maybe in parts of the world where people are…

5 Reasons I’m beyond EXCITED about Thrive’s Dad Fest Sunday!

This Sunday is one of Thrive Church's most exciting Sunday's... DAD FEST! We host Dad Fest every year to honor dads, to hopefully attract men and dad's to Church and to remind people how amazing our heavenly Father is and how much he loves us! Some of my favorite Sunday's in Thrive's almost 4 year…

Sunday Night Thoughts on Life, Family and Thrive Church

We're home! It's Sunday night! I should be sleeping. I can't! I am so charged up and so EXCITED about a GREAT morning at Thrive and a GREAT weekend with my family! Some Thoughts... on Life...I continually find myself in situations that there is NO reason I should be in that situation! Honestly, it's head…

Monday morning thoughts on Life, Family and Thrive Church

Whew, it's Monday Morning! My goal is to write some thoughts on Sunday night about the previous week, but I'm absolutely failing at that lately. So, Monday's will have to suffice!! Thoughts on Life... Here it is in a nut shell...I'm so thankful to be loved by God and to be loved by my amazing…

Want a GREAT way to start 2016? Learn how to Find your way back to God at Thrive Church

It's 2016!! It's a new year! It's full of potential! We all have resolutions. We all have goals. We all have dreams. We want this year to be better than the last. We all want a better version of ourselves, right?!? Ok, I have an idea for you. It might sound a little crazy at first.…

My 2 word goal for 2016

Follow Jesus Yup, that's it. I want to passionately and whole-heartedly follow Jesus.  Jesus said, “Whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after…

The Best moments of 2015 for Thrive Church

Thrive Church moved from being an infant to a toddler in 2015. We're 116 weeks old! We continued to grow, we continued to love people, we continued to learn. We continued to help people find and follow Jesus. We had ups and downs. We had moments where it felt like we were being stretched. We…

The Best moments of 2015 for the Raitz Family

The Raitz family had an amazing year in 2015!  There's just no way around it. Yes, we had some bumps and experienced a descent amount of pain, but the joy we experienced...far outweighed the pain! Here's what I loved about 2015... We traveled together. We went to Camp Timber Lee twice for speaking engagements. Bobby and…

If you’re making any end of the year financial gifts…here are some great options

Ok, today's the day. If you're making any end of the year financial gifts, you have to get them done today. I was asked a few times who I recommend, so I thought I would write about a few, here goes. 1. Give to your Local Church. If you're a member or a Partner (like…

I love the wisdom of my 15 year old daughter

It's no secret that I'm the President and Co-Founder of the Rebekah Raitz fan club.  From the moment she was placed in my arms, she's had my heart. There's nothing I wouldn't do for her and there's nothing I wouldn't sacrifice for her to live out her dreams. We have traveled together. We have flown…