A Place to Belong


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...

I woke up Monday morning with Psalm 118:24 rolling through my mind. “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” The verse reminded me of a song from my choir days several decades ago; fun times singing with a great group of people. I’m always thankful for the scripture I’ve learned through songs as well as the wonderful folks I’ve had the privilege of singing those songs with.

Music was a mainstay of our home. Mom and Dad sang in

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God is bigger than fear


For as long as I can remember, I have avoided the news like the plague. At 4:00 on days where I’m free, I love watching Ellen Degeneres. She brings so much joy and laughter. But as soon as the hour ends and the 5:00 news starts – click, off goes the TV or the channel changes. I understand that some awareness of what is happening around me is good, but constantly bombarding myself with all the bad in the world only brings me sadness and fear.

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 Confessions of a Peace Lover…

I was talking with one of my girls recently. As we processed through what was troubling her she came to a point where she said “I guess I’ll just have to get over it”.

I disagreed.

I think far too often we try to get over our troubles when what we really need to do is to get through them. In fact I think when we pass things off as something we just need to get over we often short-change a beautiful lesson God wants us to learn THROUGH the process. Too

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