How to Be Intentional in Building Close-Knit Families

By Susan Yates | April 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

I’m delighted today to introduce you to my friend Susan Yates. Susan is one of the most intentional people I know and her post today is full of ways to create a strong healthy family and ideas for creating fun relationships. Summer is coming soon and now is the time to start planning for family […]

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The Gift of a Hard Season

By Susan Yates | October 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Two weeks ago I shared a devotion from my dear friend Joanne. Today I want to share one from Susan. The three of us live in three different states and do a 3-way call once a month to catch up and then we do a lot of praying for each other in between. On […]

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The Value of Women

By Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

  In early May we think about our mothers. This year, with the load most mother’s carry being realized more clearly than ever as daycares, schools and even most grandparents are cancelled; perhaps we can see the value of women, of moms, of those women who have ‘mothered’ us as never before. I’m grateful for […]

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Your Longing Has a Name

By Janel Breitenstein | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christmas–like a lopsided stocking with all the goodies poking out the top—is stuffed full of longing. But maybe not in the way you’re thinking. I’m not talking or kids rubbing their hands together over the mysteries under the tree. I’m not even fully talking about that wish to be somewhere else for Christmas, though that’s […]

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Memos for a Hard Thanksgiving

By Janel Breitenstein | November 23, 2016 | 7 Comments

Have you ever felt forgotten by God? I remember one of those first hallmark moments in life when my faith collided with that dark, rumbling question at the core of so many of our disbeliefs: I know God is great. Is He really…good? This may sound as juvenile as it actually was at the time—but […]

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