Posts about Family

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 […]

Put Down the Candlestick Holder Put Down the Candlestick Holder

Posted by Guest Blogger on December 27, 2018 in Faith, Family, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live

Now that I’ve finally realized I’ve been acting like a four-year-old, I’ve decided it is time to stop. I share this with you, in case you want to join me in stopping, too. To explain what I mean, let me fly you back in time to four-year-old me. My wardrobe is full of OshKosh B’gosh […]

Rejoicing in the Midst of Grief Rejoicing in the Midst of Grief

Posted by Guest Blogger on March 29, 2018 in Faith, Family, Hope

Grief has many faces. None of them are pretty. When you hear someone is “grieving,” you think of the loss of a loved one. For me, the most I’ve ever grieved was when I found out I couldn’t have children. I grieved the death of a dream. How do you reconcile a report like that […]

God's Love Compels Us to Love God’s Love Compels Us to Love

Posted by Connie Armerding on March 1, 2018 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Family, Love

The last of all the car doors shut. The kids all rushed inside and although I typically follow suit, I waited. Leaning my head into the steering wheel, I sat there in the quiet. My voice broke the silence. It started as a scream and turned into a wail. In the confines of my locked […]

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. […]