Posts about Family

The Power of We The Power of We

Posted by Joy Roberts on September 22, 2017 in Faith, Family, Friendship, Joy Roberts

I recently experienced the overwhelming joy and heartache of dropping my first-born son off at college. Google tells me the University of Denver is 1,263 miles away.  Just thinking about this spirals me into an emotional flip-flop. On one hand, I’m super proud of my son Sterling. I want him to go off to college. […]

I Get to Be Me; You Get to Be You I Get to Be Me and You Get to Be You

Posted by Connie Armerding on June 22, 2017 in Faith, Family, Friendship

Relationships are tricky. Just when I think I have the rules of engagement figured out, I realize that they aren’t easily applied in any situation, because we are all different. It was in my formative years that I learned that relationships don’t always fall nicely into place. I have a sister that is 21 months […]

Everyone is part of God's family Are You Willing to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone?

Posted by Julie Widman on May 7, 2017 in Faith, Family, Julie Widman

What’s your Comfort zone? You know, that place where you feel just right? A couple of year ago I took a nine day vacation with my family—my whole family. This was the first time that the in-laws and “out-laws” all traveled together. That’s right…my parents, my hubby’s parents, and the four of us under one […]

We are family We Are Family

Posted by Joy Roberts on May 4, 2017 in Community, Faith, Family

What does “family” mean to you?   I have my immediate family – the three loves of my life. Then of course my extended family which reaches from here all the way to Missouri. And I have my community family – my Joy of It team, my friends are my sisters, my fellow speakers, my running […]

A Different Kind of Christmas A Different Kind of Christmas

Posted by Guest Blogger on December 23, 2016 in Faith, Family, Prayer

Written by Guest Blogger, Kari Patterson What one word would describe your usual Christmas season? Busy? Hectic? Fun? Stressful? Sad? Debt-accruing? I love Christmas.   And, to be fair, we don’t usually have an overly full schedule, so I don’t feel super busy or hectic. I don’t stress a lot about things being perfect, and […]