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50 Year Discoveries: Friendship & Community

Part 6: Friendship and Community School was awkward for me as I have mentioned, although I loved the academics. Friendships I made were few, but loyal. I thought about a situation in 4th grade where someone had been cheating off my page, the teacher watched it happen, asked me about it, the young lady’s brother and his harem threatened me at lunch and my best friend Marianne ran to get our teacher. I headed back […]

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Stop the Comparisons: Embracing Who We are in Christ as WOMEN

I value the authenticity and power of God’s Word, applied by the Spirit, to change people. I love to see how the Word of God can encourage and guide women in our world today. It still speaks to our every need because women have not fundamentally changed – only the culture around them and ability to impact it have. Our greatest need continues to be a healed relationship with God in Christ that affects all […]

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Focus on Changing Your Focus in Change

Growing through change requires the ability to trust the Lord even when it feels like He has given you a pair of shoes you would never pick to wear. Toes pinch, balls of your feet ache, and you can’t count how many times you have almost twisted your ankle just getting from here to there. And yet life is not a destination that is familiar, but a process where each step is somewhere we have […]

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Propelled Forward

The walls coming down was the first step. I shared it with many. I shared forgiveness with the one who had hurt me. I had years of hurt to uncover, allow God into, and have His healing restore to wholeness. God used faithful women, the Word of God, and sharing my story, to do His work. Now He could actually work because I was in a place to let Him. I shared this with women […]

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From Fear to Forgiveness

When I was a teenager I was was sexually abused. I was forever changed. Trust was lost. My faith in Christ wavered for the next 25 years. I believed in a God who loved me and was able to protect in any and every situation. Who else could I go to who had more power to protect than God Himself? I was stuck with this Savior. It was a love-hate relationship. I began doing what […]

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