Christmas Eve at Holy Cross

Christmas Eve at Holy Cross

Christmas is coming. . .  Does that fact bring you joy or anxiety, or a little bit of both?  Does months of Covid talk, and political rhetoric have you a little numb this year? Christmas is really about Jesus coming, about God becoming human to save us. Because when...
Forgiveness and Dogs

Forgiveness and Dogs

Forgiveness is pretty easy for a dog. We forgive humans all the time. The true meaning of forgiveness is the intentional and deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person who has harmed you, regardless of whether they deserve it or...
Secrets of a Comfort Dog Revealed

Secrets of a Comfort Dog Revealed

I am going to let you in on a secret: TEAM NAOMI is recruiting! We need handlers and helpers. There are openings now. Qualifications are simple: must love dogs and love Jesus. Must like to talk about Jesus. Handlers will be required to receive special training and...
Smiles are Miracles

Smiles are Miracles

Life from Naomi’s Perspective at Holy Cross Lutheran Church Jesus invented suspense. He had to do it. For without suspense, you do not have miracles. I am not talking about the big Miracles that Jesus did, but the everyday ones that my handlers and I see. We do...
Life From Naomi’s Perspective

Life From Naomi’s Perspective

Comfort dog work is letting the handlers laugh and cry with people while I do my magic. The whole business is about joy. The first thing handlers and people learn in this business is there is no life that is free of pain. For instance, one of my favorite places, a...
Holy Cross Remodels Preschool

Holy Cross Remodels Preschool

Exciting news from Holy Cross! Our preschool is growing, and we are remodeling! Thanks to a private donation, we are currently amidst a renovation to accommodate our increasing enrollment. An additional classroom has been added to the existing Multipurpose Room and...
The Small Group Initiative

The Small Group Initiative

We are Relaunching Small Groups at Holy Cross in September. We have been studying the Book of Acts and learning that we are a part of The Movement. We are “God’s Plan to save the world,” and people will experience God’s grace and forgiveness...
Life From Naomi’s Perspective

Life From Naomi’s Perspective

Somebody once said that the big answers are written on stone. I think the big answers are the smiles on peoples’ faces, the contentment of happy eyes and words of joy. June was all about joy. That’s what being a comfort dog is about—making people happy. Kimberly...
Register now for VBS!

Register now for VBS!

Holy Cross is excited to host VBS in person this summer! Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! NEW this year: Evening VBS!  Mark your calendars for June 7-10, 6-8 p.m. Register here! Children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to participate on this...