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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‘Do Not be Afraid’
Apr13

‘Do Not be Afraid’

Just put your game face on and do whatever it is you thought you couldn’t do. #therisingdc Did you know: There are only FIVE MORE DAYS until the PRICE GOES UP for The Rising Conference! It’s going to be a life changing weekend with hundreds of girls at DAR CONSTITUTION HALL, plus guest speakers Christine Caine, Lisa Harper and Robert Madu. Who are YOU bringing? Don’t wait to register! Overheard at conference:“The conference is...

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‘Step Out of the Way’
Apr07

‘Step Out of the Way’

By: Gabby Pisani Figuring out what I wanted to do with my life was quite difficult. At Hillsong College (where I spent three years), I was surrounded by 19-30 year-olds who just knew they wanted to be Senior pastors, or worship pastors, or business people. I felt like I was just pumped to do what I was doing. Being a Pastor’s kid has always been the biggest privilege, but when I was away from all of that, I got to find who I...

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