16.2 Miles to raise $10,000 for Summer Camp! ONLY GOD! Apply for a Partial Scholarship Today

16.2 Miles! Before I talk about all that, here is the Scholarship Application from my 'Walk for Camp'... CLICK HERE This application is for any teenager to fill out. Yes, mom and dads, let your kids fill it out. Whether they attend Thrive or not. The scholarship just has to be used to attend a…

Tired, Overwhelmed, Exhusted, Amazed

So, no sugar coating here.  We're Tired.  Kai is a super happy kid and then he isn't.  Last night was rough. Not much sleep. I ended up walking him from 430-630am all over our hotel. Which worked out, because I was up anyways.  Overwhelmed.  This afternoon when he woke up, wow. He was not happy.…

Parents…4 Ways to have an incredible school year with your family

Another school year is starting! It's just crazy how fast the summer flies by! But, here we are and instead of just letting the school year start, I thought about putting together a plan for my family. You see, I want this to be our best school year yet for our 11th, 9th, 7th and…

Today is the Day to come back to Church! (insert happy emoji)

Ok, maybe it's been awhile since you've been to Church. Maybe you were attending a Church. Or at least going to one. Maybe you even started to get involved, which is so much better than just going to Church. And then life happened.  You suffered a loss. You went through grief. You lost a job.…

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…