Tripped Up by Negative Patterns

Guest post: Joanna Weaver Of all the weapons the Enemy likes to use against us, I’m convinced that nothing is as deadly as the unconscious patterns we tend to develop in our lives. Though we’ve been born-again in our spirits, our soulish natures—consisting of our minds, wills, and emotions—tend to run in ruts created by repetition. Self-defeating grooves […]

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The Women of Duck Commander: From Heart to Home

I bought the book sitting on our nightstand for my husband at Christmas, the one about this family of bearded, Jesus-loving entrepreneurs who have apparently made a {very good} living out of making duck calls and have their own {hugely popular} reality TV show, Duck Dynasty. I’ll admit it, how lately I’ve spent a couple nights beside […]

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Learning from Heroines of the Faith: When You are Called Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Guest post by Michelle DeRusha It was Day One. I sat at my desk, a typed list of 50 women at my side, my laptop open in front of me. I was ready, poised to embark on an eight-month research and writing project for a book about women in Christian history. I glanced at the first […]

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Walking with the Hurting Woman

The wind whispers light across the windshield; my thoughts wander to the expansive fields outside my window. Beautiful country estates line the quiet highway, handsome horses grazing content on fine blades of Kentucky bluegrass. The scene arrests my heart, settles my mind into this quietly comfortable place. She drives me to a lake in eastern […]

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When Your Small Group Isn’t Going Well

Our time together started out strong: these beautiful women who came enthusiastic for hope and eager for practical resources. We were a healthy mixture of mamas and nanas and career folks, all excited about gathering in community with women who “get us,” connecting as only women can. A few were making fairly quick changes in their […]

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