Just One Friend

God always exceeds our expectations in ways that we can’t possibly imagine. He proved this to me when our family moved from Chicago to a small town in Ohio as a result of my husband’s new job. There was so much to do that I got lost in the shuffle.

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Meeting God in the Wilderness

God’s word is living and active. Don’t believe us? Read the verse above. Nearly two years ago, the founders of Sisterhood Ministries chose this verse—originally written hundreds of years ago—as we mapped out our plans for this ministry we’d dreamed about starting. Of course, we thought “wilderness” would look different

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Retreat…Seeking What is Certain in an Uncertain World

Did you know there are writing tools to help you find just the right title for an article? I wanted to name this one: Going inside-out to find right-side-up in an upside-down world. My online tool said it stunk, so I dropped it. But dang, it captures what I prayed

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Her Story: The Power of Prayer

God spoke to me one day while praying in a mighty way. As all mothers do, I carry the burdens of my children. My son and his family are not saved or attend church. Therefore I have a grandson that has not been to church other than a visit here

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Her Story: A Thread Of Grace

Have you ever tried to sew fabric to elastic? If the circumference of the elastic is smaller than the circumference of the material, you need to sew a “gathering stitch” on the fabric. It’s a loose stitch. It’s not fancy, but without it, you could never pull the fabric together.

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Her Story: Giving God the Broken Pieces

Sometimes the journey we walk to answered prayer is much longer and harder than seems possible. Sometimes the journey includes consequences of our past choices and healing and growth need to come before our prayers are answered. But God is with us every step. I have not always been the

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Her Story: Known

Growing up, I spent a great deal of time with my grandparents. Being lucky enough to have both sets of them living at the beach led to summers that, I can see now, were very spoiled. I was equally close to both sets. Though I didn’t have much of a

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Her Story: Choosing Joy

(Cue Prince of Bel-Air Music) . . . In little Washington born and raised, in the churchyard is where I spent most of my days, singing and eating like a good Baptist should, doing missions whenever I could. Ok . . . wait. I’m not sure I can do this.

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Her Story: The Freedom of True Friendship

Senior year of high school I walked around the corner to see my very best friend surrounded by a bunch of laughing girls. At lunch, they’d been talking about a party one of the girls was having—a party to which everyone except me was invited. Hurt and angry, I wrote

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Her Story: I Believe! Why am I Still so Afraid?

Almost two years have passed since a judge signed the papers . . . and every promise was broken. Nearly 20 years of marriage, just over. And now, I’m divorced. Just saying that still makes me want to weep. There have been few things in my life as unwanted as

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What is sisterhood? It’s not a club or sorority, but a special kind of soul connection—I can call you sister because you call Him Father.

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