When All You’ve Got Are a Bunch of Lemons…
Apr28

When All You’ve Got Are a Bunch of Lemons…

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” –Hebrews 4:16 By: Katie Brown, pbandjparenting.com Hello.  My name is Katie, and it has been 921 days since my last paycheck. The feelings of shame and hopelessness associated with involuntary unemployment are real and complex.  I quit my job at the direction of my doctor during my debilitating...

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No More Sitting On the Sidelines
Apr27

No More Sitting On the Sidelines

Here are three reasons The Rising conference is an experience you don’t want to miss… 1. It’s girl time, personified. The creative moments, heartfelt worship, and down-to-earth teachings from the incredible people who grace the stage will forge long lasting memories and impart Godly wisdom helping you and your friends to do life well together! So, if you haven’t already done so, go ahead and register yourself...

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The No Cats Policy
Apr26

The No Cats Policy

By: Kati Siconolfi “You should get a cat,” a family friend innocently suggested. There I was, at a friend’s wedding, surrounded by couples, and my date was…well… Jesus. Sometimes, I can’t help but laugh at well-meaning suggestions regarding my relationship status, like singleness is a disease. Get a hobby. Be more open. Smile more. Or my personal favorite, get a cat. The Parable of the Talents tells me a different story about this...

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Hide-and-Seek
Apr21

Hide-and-Seek

By: Ayren Jackson-Cannady My four-year-old’s favorite game is Hide-and-Seek; except he isn’t very good at it. While curled up in the corner of a closet he busts out in loud giggle fits or he slips out from his hiding place in a playground tunnel slide, yelling “HERE I AM”…before the seeker is finished counting. And if I’m hiding from him in my favorite spot (the mini storage closet under our stairs where I keep a novel and...

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God Digs Chicks With Scars
Apr19

God Digs Chicks With Scars

By: Lisa Harper That is why I wanted to see you and talk with you. I am bound with this chain because I believe in the hope of Israel. Acts 28:20 (NCV) It would be the most extreme of exaggerations to boast like Paul that I’ve “born a chain” for the cause of Christ because I haven’t endured any major persecutions for my faith yet. I mean, one time a university sociology professor singled me out in front of the whole class and accused...

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Shop ‘Til You…Change the World
Apr14

Shop ‘Til You…Change the World

By: Maegan Hawley Ethic has a simple, yet daring belief: fashion can empower women to overcome poverty. Yes, fashion!  Ethic is a jewelry and accessories brand dedicated to creating jobs for women at risk. It all started on Valentine’s Day, 2011 when I visited the jewelry shop of an anti-trafficking organization in Thailand and shopped ‘till I dropped. You should have seen my suitcase! Later that evening, I went to the bars and...

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