A Place to Belong

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A moving message of hope and belonging from Circle of Friends president, Lisa Troyer.

Looking for a place to belong? Find it in a community of women fostering relationships through authenticity, affirmation, and accountability —find it in the Circle of Friends. Your outlook will never be the same as you explore the ministry potential of a dynamic group of “women helping women,” and catch their vision to be women committed to Jesus Christ, obediently seeking God’s will, and fulfilling their life mission as Christ-followers.

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Confessions of a Peace Lover...

God has blessed me with many unlikely friendships. I call them “God-ordained” friendships, they are part of His gracious gifts of relationship to me and they are the best!

My amish friend Clara is one of those God-gifts, she is such a blessing in so many ways. Today, while telling me about their wonderful message at church on Sunday, she reminded me that God’s word says “cast ALL your cares upon me”….not “some” of them or the hardest one but ALL.

1 Peter 5:7 is a great reminder for me today –

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

I love being surrounded by wise counsel. Lately my friends who have lived through the teenage boy phase of life have been a valuable resource for me.

They get it, even when I don’t.

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

I love the conversations I have with my kids. They make me think. They make me laugh. Sometimes they make me cry. But always they challenge me to make sure that my response isn’t just what I think, but that it is grounded in what God’s word says.

Recently our teenage son talked to me about something he’d heard that really bothered him. It bothered him enough that he concluded his story with “Mom, you need to go talk to those parents!” Oh my, I love that he comes to me

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