Thursday, July 23, 2015

Welcome to A Fierce Flourishing!

Welcome Back! Can't believe it's almost time to start back up again! I (Elyse) am so excited to be doing Publicity this year! I have so many ideas, I just hope I have time to implement them all! First thing's first; we need an updated Blog! I am working on it, and hope to update it on a bi-weekly basis. I am also working on changing the look to better go with this year's theme, A Fierce Flourishing.

Curious what the theme is all about? Here is a great summary taken from

Theme Verse: 

For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12

Sometimes we need new eyes. A perspective shift that recalibrates our hearts to the rhythm of God’s goodness surrounding us. To tune our hearts to better hear the music of the divine echoing throughout this world. That we might let that goodness seep into our bones and into our hearts so we can remember what it feels like to flourish.
We think flourishing looks a lot like:
Celebrating Lavishly: Celebrating breathes life into our days. Could it be that commemorating moments might help us to become more alive, to remember what is good and become masterful at recognizing it? How would life change to regularly invite friends into our stolen moments with uninhibited dancing and the best food, while gathered around the biggest table with the deepest conversations? Lavish celebrations can be sacred markers that help remind us who we are.
Embracing Rest: Perhaps it is time to let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as a measure of worth. What if one of the most life-giving activities that would contribute to our flourishing is welcoming rhythms of rest and play into our lives? Creating healthy rhythms in our life is one way we nourish the weary spots in our soul.
Noticing Goodness: Could it be possible that we don’t need new things but rather new eyes to see what we already have? What if we regained our sense of vision, an acute resolve to find hope in the cracks and mire of the mundane? Noticing what is good gives us the gift of perspective and reminds us the sacred is closer than we think.
We become more ourselves when we celebrate, rest and notice, and that looks a lot like flourishing. But this flourishing isn’t the precious or exhausting kind. This is a fierce flourishing. It is a deep-in-your-guts experience of gratitude and hope compelling you to raise your hands and dance freer than you ever have before. It is a fierce protection of your most important moments, an invitation to rest and an opportunity to enjoy the people who are right in front of you.
This year at MOPS, may we become a home for found wanderers, redeemed prisoners, explorers at the edge of their comfort – all of us who were one-time captives now celebrating our unearned freedom, because we have regained the eyes to see. May this year unfold into radical expressions of your own unique Fierce Flourishing.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Big Success!

Thank you to all who came and supported Tri-Lakes MOPS through our annual Munchkin Market last weekend.  This sale greatly helps our ministry.  We were also able to help our local ARC.

See you next September for another great sale!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Munchkin Market this Friday and Saturday!

It's here - the biggest sale of the season!

Thousands of gently-used kids items, including:

- clothes, sizes newborn - 16 (most clothes $1 each!)
- coats, shoes
- costumes, dancewear
- toys, books, bikes
- baby gear

and much, much more!

Credit cards accepted!

This Friday and Saturday, September 26 - 27
8 am - 12 noon

The Ascent Church
1750 Deer Creek Road

(just off Woodmoor Dr., north of 105)

Friday, May 16, 2014

The New 2014-2015 Theme - Be You, Bravely!

While I'm not quick to let last year go (getting to know lots of new mommas while embracing our messy stories was awesome), I am looking forward to next year already.  MOPS International has developed the new theme, Be You, Bravely, and it looks to be another great year.  Ya know, if you want to learn how to take healthy risks, face your fears and be "inspired to choose the extraordinary."  

The excerpt below is from their website that explains more of this theme.  Read it, and I'll bet you'll want to come start the journey with us.

(Check back soon for dates for the Open House and the first meeting.  Request to join us on Facebook to stay connected over the summer!)

From MOPS International:

At any given moment in our lives each of us has...
  • Conversations we've been putting off.
  • Reasonable risks we've been avoiding.
  • Goals we want to achieve.
Yet often times the more significant an action feels the easier it is to put it off.  We get distracted from the big decisions by the immediate needs of the day. What all of us seem to have in common is that we need a nudge, a nudge to help us get out of our ruts and routines so that we can begin risking bravely.

At MOPS we believe that you were meant to live deeply and so we have created this year’s theme to inspire you to choose the extraordinary.

Be you, Bravely is designed to help us focus on making the choices that could create the most good in our lives, help us to step into healthy risk and to do it in the context of community where we can cheer one another on.

Sometimes, good people wait patiently for God to intervene when what he is wanting is for us to act bravely and do something. Being a follower of Jesus calls for courage. The journey feels unexpected and unconventional. It requires bravely playing hide and seek in the dark, confronting the fears that scare us and holding the hand of a redeemer-guide who calls us to courageous acts of risk and trust. It means coloring outside of the lines. Dreaming bigger than we ever have before and getting swept up into the plans of a God who leaves us breathless with wonder.

It takes courage to ask brave questions and even more courage to search for the answers. We are so excited to journey alongside you this year as we ask one another what it means to  “Be you, Bravely”.

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19   (NIV)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First Meeting of the Fall

It's here!!!! Finally!

We have enjoyed the last few weeks of summer and the rush of school starting, now it's time for a breath of fresh air- MOPS FIRST MEETING THIS THURSDAY!

As we kick off this year- come with open minds and open hearts. We are thrilled to head down this journey of motherhood with you. Let's walk the road together and enjoy the scenery :)

Here is the important info:

When:Thursday, August 29
Time: MOPPETS opens at 9:00, our meeting starts at 9:15 AM
Where: Ascent Church (formerly Tri-Lakes Chapel)
             1750 Deer Creek Rd. Monument

Monday, May 13, 2013

Save the Dates!

Open House for the 2013-2014 year is Thursday, August 22!


Munchkin Market Sale is Sept. 27-28.

Mark your calendars and join us!
visit us on Facebook to join in on the fun during the summer :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Spring Semester is Here!

Happy New Year! 2013 is off to a wonderful start, and we are so excited to begin our spring semester at MOPS!

Join us this Thursday, January 10th at 9am to hear from Master Lee from U.S. Taekwondo! We'll be learning some basic self-defense "moves" as well as some tips to combat bullying in schools.

As we look ahead, be sure to put our spring semester dates on your calendar!

  • January 24
  • February 14
  • February 28
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • April 25
  • May 9
See you at MOPS!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas from Tri-Lakes MOPS!

It's so hard to believe that our MOPS season is almost half-way done! Join us tomorrow, December 13th, at 9:00 am for our last meeting of the fall semester.

We at Tri-Lakes MOPS wish you and yours the merriest of Christmases, and a blessed New Year. See you at our first meeting of the spring semester on January 10th at 9:00 am!

Upcoming Events:

December 18th: Magic Show Play Date! FREE! 10:00 am, Tri-Lakes Chapel. Breakfast is provided! Sponsored by Liz Everett & Shelly Hood of W.J. Bradley Mortgage, and Claire Boynton & Shelley Pelle of The Platinum Group Realtors.