30 People, Day 31: My Support System

Shout-Out to my online girls, my support community, my sisterhood. In all the one in four or one in ten statistics, we are the “ones.” As we walk the road of miscarriage, a hormonal disorder, and fertility struggles, I’m so grateful to have friends to walk beside who truly understand. Y’all have been a lifesaver on this journey,…

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30 People, Day 23: Bible Study Girls

Shout-Out to Sherri and the rest of the Bible study girls! { y’all know who you are } Wow — you ladies, our friendships, and our season of studying the Word together were so impactful. I marveled, looking back, because just a couple months before our group came into being, I had written a prayer…

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30 People, Day 19: “Mama Kim”

Shout-Out to ‘Mama Kim’ for your example of hospitality. Each Monday night, a loud group of young adults piled into your living room, energetic and hungry, and you never failed to feed us well. As your husband led our Bible study, your role was in the kitchen, preparing loads of delicious food for us. It’s…

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30 People, Day 18: A Man Who Prayed

Shout-Out to Alan, who sat in front of my family at church, helped lead the college & career small group I attended, and who really, truly cared. What I appreciated the most was that when you asked how someone was doing, you actually wanted to know, really took time to stop and listen. And when…

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Mandisa Says I’m an Overcomer

I have a playlist on my phone that’s uncreatively titled: “Workout / Cleaning / Motivation.” It’s forty-six of my most upbeat, motivational songs to keep me pumped while I’m cleaning the house or exercising — anything from Lifehouse to Carrie Underwood to Katy Perry. This morning, I decided I needed to step up my workout. See,…

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What to Ask a Missionary

Working in full time camp ministry, of course our biggest “mission fields” are the 700+ campers who attend each summer, the adults and families who come for retreats, and our college-age summer staff. But in addition to these, we also have opportunity for ministry to those who come to serve with us — short term…

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Before You’re Face to Face Again

Today, meet my sweet friend Reagan, who lives on the opposite side of the world from me in Thailand! Reagan is currently in a long-distance relationship, and has some wise words to share about preparing to meet your distanced love face-to-face again.  This is the third post in the Long Distance Love series.    When…

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Openness Across Miles

Today I’m excited to introduce you to Chelsea, my sister-in-law and one of my best friends. Chelsea’s story is unique in that she and her husband Derek had both a long-distance dating relationship and now a partially-long-distance marriage as well. I hope you enjoy her story and the advice she has to share!  This is the…

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Continuous Revival {Giveaway}

Hello friends! I wanted to tell y’all about a fantastic little book I read this past week. Yes, you heard me right – I read a whole book in less than a week. Me, myself, who takes literally months to read a book. Let me show you how small it is: See? Easy read. Now…

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How to Help a Friend Going Through Miscarriage

A few months after we lost our first baby, a friend sent me a private message on Facebook, asking my advice about how to encourage another friend of hers who had just suffered a miscarriage. “I’m sorry if this isn’t an appropriate question,” she wrote, “[but] I’m curious as to what were the most encouraging things other people…

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