What should our children know about friendship? Does our concern begin and end with peer pressure and influence? Or are we concerned about the deeply rooted hunger for companionship that […]

Darkness can't live in the light,

She heard me say that I lose my patience and my temper much too often — and that my daughter knows the words to more pop songs than I’d like, […]


While we don’t have plans to do a formal (in)RL gathering this year, God has put it on our hearts to continue to encourage and equip women to gather in […]

Love the Home You Have book by Melissa Michaels

Wasn’t Melissa’s post on Monday wonderful? We’re loving how her practical tips are making us feel brave about hosting our Girlfriend Gatherings! Melissa is sharing another wonderful post with us […]

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“Amazon reminded me that your birthday is coming up.” I had to laugh at the text from my twin sister. What would we do without Facebook and Amazon reminding us […]


Have you ever heard a statistic that just seemed to leave an imprint on your heart? Recently, I heard someone say that 80% of babies in orphanages die because of […]

Charles Spurgeon //

I’d like to think I’m a pretty good friend. After all, when I was ten years old and transferring to a new school I made sure to buy matching necklaces […]


Eight years ago my husband and I waved good-bye to our families, our friends, and the church community we’d been surrounded by since childhood. With stars in our eyes we […]