Posts about Family

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

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 […]

Our stories are His stories Why It’s Important to Tell Your Story

Posted by Joy Roberts on October 6, 2016 in Faith, Family

A good friend of mine asked me the other day how my phone screen got cracked.  I paused, then asked her “do you really want the truth?” It’s a fair question – because the story is a little messy. Sometimes I don’t think people really want the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And […]