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Reframing Our Seasons Reframing Our “Seasons”

Posted by Kendra Vollstedt on August 1, 2019 in Contributing Author, Faith, Freedom, Hope

I am exceptional at getting in my own way 99% of the time. Add this blog to the long list of things I have been asked to do where I have overthought, over-complicated and overworked Jesus right out of ‘em. It is astounding to me how quickly I run to hiding behind practically anything to […]

Surrender and Contentment Strange Allies: Surrender and Contentment

Posted by Ashley Bell on July 18, 2019 in Contributing Author, Faith, Happiness, Unite, Build, Live

May and June are when we celebrate two of our most popular holidays. According to the National Retail Federation: just a little over $40 billion combined, was spent on gifts for Mother’s and Father’s Day. With all the hustle and bustle of families celebrating; husbands, wives, and kids searching for the perfect gift, or special […]

Unlearning is Learning, Too. Unlearning is Learning, Too.

Posted by Connie Armerding on May 30, 2019 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

The phrase “two steps forward, one step back” has been rattling around in my head the past few weeks. My husband recently described a childhood experience where his family climbed Mount Saint Helens in Washington State. He explained how the final 1,000 feet of elevation climb is made through gritty sand-like volcanic ash and pumice […]

Perseverance Perseverance: An Act of Faith

Posted by Ashley Bell on April 18, 2019 in Contributing Author, Faith, Unite, Build, Live

Most people who know me, know that I like the Golden Girls. There are few things that come between me and an evening spent giggling with Dorothy, Rose, Sophia, and Blanche. However, the other night I was feeling inspired to get out of my old routine and change it up with a good ole’ documentary. […]

Know Your Value Know Your Value

Posted by Connie Armerding on February 7, 2019 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Family, Forgiveness, Marriage, Unite, Build, Live

Inexplicably life has a way of revealing common threads from what seem to be completely unrelated events, seasons, and experiences. One such thread for me has just so happened to center around a household appliance. I know, odd. The story line spans over 15 years, but has come to represent a recurring testimony of the […]