Category Archives: Encouragement

If You Know You Should, But Just Don’t Wanna || Jessica Bolyard

Sometimes there are things we know we should do, so we do them. Eating falls into this category (normally), as do any of the routine rituals of personal hygiene (hopefully). Neglecting those things have immediate and obvious consequences. (There’s a reason the word “hangry” no longer triggers the spell-check on my phone. It’s a thing. […]

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On Being Qualified and Showing Up || Jessica Bolyard

In the weeks leading up to college graduation, I was in the post office mailing bundles of envelopes nearly every day. One day it would be invitations to the graduation ceremony, another day, thank-you notes for gifts I had already received. Other days, I would carry bundles of resumes and carefully-written cover letters – printed […]

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The Life-Giving Power of Words || Jessica Bolyard

I was talking with a friend about goats one day after church. (If you know me, you know that’s not nearly as strange as it sounds. I have a little bit of a thing for goats. And if they’re tiny and in pajamas? Just STOP.) Anyway. I don’t remember what took the conversation in that […]

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Mercy & Grace In Parenting || Marissa Dodgen

I have written about this before, but becoming a parent has taught me a lot about God’s love for us. I used to think God would watch us go through hard times & sit up in heaven saying things like, “well, you should have listened” or, “You are getting what you deserve.” After having to hold […]

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Staying Connected in Marriage || Keisha Hill

In my last post I talked about standing side by side with your husband, and that’s all well and good. But you may be wondering where on earth to start? How do you take an idea and turn it into real life actions? Every couple is different, of course. Personalities and interests make every home […]

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