Our community group recently finished sharing life stories. The process is challenging as we seek to be transparent—to focus less on what has happened to us and more on where God has been moving and drawing us to Himself....

Trust me, you do not want to be around my family on game night. Only the strong survive, my friends. This competitiveness is simultaneously one of the most endearing and exasperating characteristics of my family. Whether its poker, charades, Monopoly, Risk, Balderdash, or Settlers of...

How can one meaningfully come alongside those who don’t have access to healthy food and are undernourished? Would you be surprised to learn that in 2013 an answer could be gleaning?...

The ability to bring forth and nurture life is one of the great blessings of women. Yet, this encompasses much more than physical life giving....

If your church no longer existed, would it be missed? Phrased another way,“Is your church essential in the community?” Is the body of believers that make up the local church so involved, so essential in the community that for them to leave would be a...

Carrie was a hot-headed mom who yelled at her kids when they didn’t behave just as she wanted them to; then she became angry at herself for being angry with them....

Picture nurturing as two friends walking side-by-side. Walking together, we have the opportunity to get to know another. Sometimes we have to slow down to stay together; sometimes we have to pick up the pace to keep up with another....

Laura’s children are home for the holidays! It feels nice to have everyone under one roof. She hopes for lots of family time, especially now that the Christmas frenzy is over....

Going “home” for the holidays has been a different experience for her ever since God made her face the past. In college God drew her to Himself which began a sweet mountaintop experience. However, this quickly passed as God opened her heart to the pain...

She wants to find the perfect gifts for her children for Christmas. She asks them to make lists; she tries to tune in to each child and learn what will make them happy....

Have you ever had a friend who is clearly taking the wrong path in life? She is a believer in Jesus but she seems to have lost her way. You see a train wreck ahead but you hesitate to say anything. ...

It started when she began to complain that her husband disappeared without telling her. That was when we began to “know” Alzheimer’s—the enemy of a complete life. The anger is amazing, the guilt is deep, and the sadness is deeper. These feelings haunt our minds...

Lacey has a friend who has recently faced troubling times. She cares deeply for this friend and has tried to be supportive and available. In fact, it makes her feel important when a friend calls her for help, and she frequently drops everything...