Rising Up in Our Time
May10

Rising Up in Our Time

By Meighan Stone In a time of great need and challenge in our world, what is our responsibility as women of faith? Whether in a refugee camp or walking up the steps of Congress or down the street in your own city seeing need and injustice, this question must always be on our minds and hearts. Worshiping God and praying for those in our church small groups is not enough. God did not call us to live insular lives, of only Him and...

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Leveraging Your Work for World Change
May03

Leveraging Your Work for World Change

By Autum Swain “The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”  -Genesis 2:15 Our world today looks a lot different than it did when Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden; however, there are many parallels to how we should view our work today.  In the beginning, God called man and women to work. Jobs have since taken on a negative light for many of us.  But work was always intended to be...

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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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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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