Optimism or Realism? Both?

By |2019-06-25T15:51:03-05:00June 25, 2019|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts, Uncategorized|


In recent weeks we have had a big dose of reality. And it has been hard. Very hard.

We had some very good things and some very good people and then - we didn't. Reality changed and deep loss was the new reality.

I'm learning that reality can be harder than ever when I live with the optimistic expectation that "Happily Ever After" will be the norm in this world. Reality is always harder if we are living [...]

In Loving Memory of Becki West

By |2019-06-10T16:55:24-05:00June 2, 2019|Uncategorized|

A Celebration of Life service has been scheduled for Saturday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Red Mountain Community Church, 6101 E Virginia St., Mesa, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be given in honor of Becki to:

It is with great sadness we share that KidZ at Heart Co-Founder and Senior Vice President Becki West went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 2. She was surrounded [...]

Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – KidZ in Uganda

By |2019-04-23T18:37:38-05:00April 23, 2019|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts, Uncategorized|

I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go … I myself will go down with you …     
and I will also bring you up again. Genesis 46:3,4  

Usually my work is done in front of my computer - writing, making cultural adjustments, rewriting, consulting, formatting, rewriting, rewriting. BUT – going to Africa meant that I could see all those typed words come to life.

As I [...]


By |2018-08-15T12:27:47-05:00August 15, 2018|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts, Uncategorized|

The joy of the Lord is your strength!

Neh. 8:10

Celebrate: living from a mentality of abundance rather than scarcity - Adelle Calhoun


Reasons to Celebrate:

FIRST ANNIVERSARY! One year ago this month I began asking God for a team of friends who would be a support system for working with KidZ at Heart. And He stretched my faith capacity [...]

We Invite You to Dream

By |2018-08-14T16:24:43-05:00August 14, 2018|Gordon D. West: Blog Posts, Gordon D. West: KidZ Newsletters, Staff Blogs, Uncategorized|

We’ve been talking quite a bit about spiritual formation of children and even a new project that KidZ at Heart is starting with Grafted Life Ministries. We invite you to dream with us.

Can you imagine...

  1. Casting a fresh vision for the church that thriving relationships with God and others are important at every age. There is no reason children can’t become aware of God’s presence in their everyday life. In fact, some would say they are as open to connecting with God, moment by [...]

June Newsletter: What Are We Teaching?

By |2018-07-12T16:46:28-05:00July 10, 2018|Aubrey Van Benthem: Blog Posts, Aubrey Van Benthem: Newsletters, Aubrey Van Benthem: Prayer Updates, Staff Blogs, Uncategorized|

I am reading a wonderful book right now called Surrender to Love by David G. Benner.  It is a short book, but very powerful.  In it, Benner talks about Christian obedience, our desire to do what is right and to follow God's commands.  It's what we define as a good or mature Christian, one who obeys God, right?  Furthermore, isn't that our deepest desire for our children, that they will know God's voice and obey it?

As I was grabbing a bite to eat at a [...]