May 31, 2016

God loves you. Jane Rubietta was surprised at how personally God met her need to hear him tell her just that. Read on, and maybe you'll hear him tell you as well?

 

Elisa

 

 

Love Song

By Jane Rubietta

 

The days closed around me like a collapsing snow fort. I needed to either...

May 24, 2016

Shame-Less

By Elisa Morgan

 

Many of us - most of us? - are well-acquainted with shame.

 

We wear shame as our second skin. It's the go-to-garment in our closets, hanging happily alongside both our fat sweatpants and our skinny jeans, perma-pressed and ready to wear. In chu...

May 17, 2016

When we know someone in crisis, we often hold back, uncertain just what help to offer. Will we do the "wrong" thing if we act? Marie Guthrie pushes us forward to act as the "first responders" that we really are.

 

Elisa

 

Thanking my first responders

By Marie Guthrie

 

T...

May 10, 2016

How is God connecting the dots in your life into what may seem an unexpected story? Read on as Rebecca Stuhlmiller offers a helpful perspective.

 

Elisa

 

 

Connecting the Dots

By Rebecca Stuhlmiller

 

When I was a teenager, my best friend and I drew pictures of our dream live...

May 8, 2016

 

Twenty years ago, in 1996, I wrote an essay in a little book entitled Mom to Mom: Confessions of a Mother Inferior. Today it is as true as it ever was and remains my classic “mothering mantra.”

 

Embroidered on a pillow that once lay in my daughter’s crib are words from...

Alexandra Kuykendall is my mentor in the things that are right before me - embracing them as the gifts they are. Read on and learn to relish your actual life.

 

Elisa

 

The Choice to Love My Actual Life

By Alexandra Kuykendall

 

The brunch was served to me in bed on a tray, b...

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