Posts by Eric Gott

This Is The Day

Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. How are you using your time each day? The past several days have felt repetitive, but there have also been small moments of pure joy. Our kids are coming to understand that school is not going…

Hold On or Let Go

Several weeks ago Leah and I were enjoying a snack with our kiddos and we asked our little boy to pick up all the trash and throw it away once we finished eating. Our little boy stopped and picked up all the pieces of trash, approximately 8 to 10 pieces. However, because his hands are…

Helping Kids During a Crisis

Over the weekend as we watched the news unfold concerning the spread of the Coronavirus I began thinking of ways we could be helping our children navigate this time of major change. Below are a few trauma-informed thoughts: Remember stress weakens your immune system. Parents take care of yourself first so that you can take…

When Love Hurts

On Saturday I bought a suitcase. I bought a suitcase and I came home and held our foster baby and sobbed. Only a few days ago we learned that today our foster girl would likely be moving to live with a relative. This was news that had not been shared with us until after the…

Count Your Blessings

A few days ago I posted a photo on Facebook of a small jar full of paper that Leah and I used to write down moments of joy we experienced in 2019.       Because we enjoyed this project so much we decided to continue our tradition in 2020, and have now begun to focus on blessings…

Look for the Helpers

Have you ever had a day that did not go according to plan? Or maybe even an entire weekend? This past Sunday, I woke up feeling sick and running a high fever. On many days that would not be too terrible, but this past Sunday was a full day of church events. The children’s ministry…

Urgency

Who went and bought groceries last Monday night when the Weather Channel and local news stations forecasted a chance of snow? As soon as the weatherman mentioned a chance of snow many of us likely ran to purchase the essentials… milk and bread. Although I have deep respect for the         meteorologist and I love James…

Molder of Dreams

Each year Riverchase honors the school teachers that spend time teaching our children. We hold our annual Molder of Dreams Banquet for all children in kindergarten through sixth grade. This past Sunday morning invitations for the Molder of Dreams Banquet and an information letter were either placed in your family’s mailbox or given to your…

God, The Creator

Many of you know that one of my biggest passions is art and oil painting. For me there is something exciting to build a large canvas, prime it, and prepare to begin a new painting. Starting with nothing but wood, canvas, and paint, an artist can turn the canvas into anything imaginable. I love the…

Simple Truths

On January 1st I stumbled upon this poster by Little Truths Studio and thought the simple illustrations spoke to how I want to spend my new year. It is common for many of us to choose to set a new year’s resolution (lose weight, eat healthy, declutter, etc.), but what if in 2019 we chose…