Archive of ‘Family’ category

Mom of the year!

by Candice Camardo

So there I was, walking out from church with my 18 month old excited to go home. It was daylight savings day and I had been at church since 7:15am serving in productions. My husband had just left that morning to head to Japan for a work trip and I was gearing myself up to […]


by Abby Merz

Three months ago my life changed forever, for the better. I had my second baby, his name is Zeke and he is perfect; he has captured my heart in the most incredible way. I consider being a mom one of the greatest honors. After all, God, who knew Zeke long before I did and who […]

Embracing the Mess

by Candice Camardo

I have a confession to make…. I don’t like messes. But I have a toddler, so messes are inevitable. For every one mess I clean up somehow my son has created three more messes. I know its a never ending battle but it can be very frustrating at times. After working a long day it […]


by Jen DeWeerdt

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless his name.” – Psalm 100:4 Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! As we enter this Thanksgiving weekend, I first want to say how thankful we are for YOU here at Original and Rockford First. If nobody says they are […]