All posts by Rachel Brunsting

Be Still

We’re in that time of year where we are constantly on the go. To some, it’s a burden. Others thrive on it. But it’s a continuous cycle. Stay as busy as possible during the summer doing a multitude of things just so we can do that same thing during the school year. Now don’t get me wrong, it is okay to be busy with day to day life activities, but are you taking the time to be still and savor the time of life that you are in now?

Spoken Truth

I had a good talk a few weeks ago with a dear lady that I truly admire, and the first thing she said to me was that she could sense some life changes were going to be coming. Boy, does that hit you! I hadn’t even mentioned anything and she knew. Her advice—Enjoy the now, but also look forward to what is and will be coming. To be honest, I didn’t know what to think at first. I am very much a type A personality. That being said, I love organization, structure, and plans. It’s one of my best and worst personality traits. What this woman basically told me to do is to let go of some of the reigns and savor the moments life throws at me now. Easier said than done… However, her advice has stuck with me and it has given me time to slow down, think, enjoy life, and be still.

The Point

Now, here’s my point—we’re all busy. Our schedules can bring us multiple places in a week, but when are you taking time to be still? Is it driving in the car, watching kids play, or reading a good book at a coffee shop? We all need to take the time to slow down and catch our breath. I want to challenge you to take time within this next month, hopefully before school starts, to be still. It looks different for everyone – from a one-on-one with your child, catching up with an old friend, or sitting outside in nature. Find your way to be still and hit refresh.

THANKFULNESS

Thankfulness.

Something we hear a lot this time of year, but do we let the word set in? There are many things we need to be thankful for, but if you’re like me, a simple blessing can turn into something we aren’t thankful for. Take for example laundry or dishes. A task that gets done daily or weekly. A blessing that often goes unnoticed or unappreciated. A simple sign and reminder that we have clothing and food- something that we get to do that not everyone is able to do, yet, we are blessed to have both.

Now take that example I just shared and relate it to kids. I can’t help but think about the verse in Genesis talking about how God created us in his own image.

Let this sink in for a moment. You… Me… We…

Created after His own image.

We are created after God’s own image. There isn’t a single one out there that God made a mistake on. We live in a society where we are so quick to judge based off of what we see or hear. Here at We Rock, we are told what a blessing it is to have the gym here, when in reality, it’s the people who walk through our door that bless us. Whether the child is non-verbal, low-functioning, high-functioning, or a “typical” child, YOU bless us.

Journey of Life

A local college class and myself had a great opportunity yesterday to hear how a family walking along through their journey of life with their child taught them that nothing is going to stop them. Through their journey, they found what they needed for their child. Trials and hard times provide the perfect opportunity for being thankful. We are being tested and tried. It comes down to putting our faith in our Heavenly Father because He knows all.

The same faith is given to us by children. They trust us to protect them and keep them safe. That’s where this gym has and will continue to bless our area. The kids that come to our gym know that it is safe place. They can trust us. Every child we encounter is perfect and beautiful in their own way. No child has flaws. Just like the song “Flawless” says…

No matter the bumps

No matter the bruises

No matter the scars

The cross has made you flawless

No matter the hurt

Or how deep the wound is

No matter the pain

Still the truth is

The cross has made you flawless

 

Are you Thankful?

So, what are you thankful for? What bumps, bruises, or scars do you have? No matter the size or how deep the wound, you are flawless. You are created after our Heavenly Father. There is absolutely nothing imperfect about you or the child that walks through our door at We Rock. It’s our job to love and let the children know that they are beautiful and loved. Take time our of your business to be thankful, even through the deserts of life.

Thank you to each and every one of you that has walked through our door. You truly are a blessing.

A Gym for ALL Kids

So We Rock the Spectrum is in our Area…

It never fails that whenever I wear my ‘We Rock the Spectrum’ shirt, I get stopped by someone who is wanting to know more about the gym. These questions can range from ‘Is the gym just for kids with autism?’ to ‘Why do we need a gym like this in our area?’ Not only do I enjoy these questions, but I become aware of how little some in our area know about our gym.  At We Rock, we are committed to providing a safe and fun environment to promote learning, exploration, and sensory experiences. We Rock, provides opportunities for kids to build strength, movement, communication, social interactions, sensory processing, positive behavior modification, and self-care skills by providing the kids with a fun and motivational environment. All of our equipment that is in our gym will assist ALL kids with neurological development and growth.

A Gym for ALL Kids

The one thing we want people to know is that We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is designed for ALL kids. We feel that no matter the need, big or small, God has created each and every child perfect in His own image, and it is our job at We Rock to love on all kids. At We Rock, we know that each child that walks through our door comes with different needs and backgrounds, and by providing fun and inviting environment, kids are able to fill those needs that can’t be met other ways throughout their daily schedule.
Our equipment is designed for kids up to age 13, but when we see kids walk in who will benefit from our gym, we aren’t going to turn them away.

Kid’s Gym
I want to challenge you to think about We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym exactly as what it’s called. It’s a Kid’s Gym. Many people have mentioned how much of a need We Rock is filling because now they know they have a place to bring their kids when the weather is too cold to play outside and still get their physical exercise in for the day.  All while having fun with the new people they will meet here. Not only is it a place for parents to bring their kids in the winter, but it is also providing a huge resource to those parents of kids on the spectrum. Knowing that the We Rock the Spectrum franchise is designated to provide equipment that will benefit their kids.  We Rock the Spectrum is one of the only kids gyms in the area. So let’s think about this, we opened to provide families with a safe and inviting environment that allows kids, no matter the need, to feel welcome and loved.  Each and every one of the employees loves kids and loves working at We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym for one simple reason: We Rock! We love what we do and love who we get to encounter each and every day.

No Dumb Question

I want to urge you to call or email us if you have any questions. No question is a dumb question. I know, I know, you’ve heard this a thousand times I’m sure. But seriously, we will do our absolute best to help with whatever it is you are looking for or wanting to know. We are here to help you learn more about us and the resources available out there. And! There are times where you teach us, which allows everyone here at We Rock to become a better employee and learn how to fill the needs of anyone and everyone walking through our door.

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