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…

“Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11 Amplified)

When our kids were little my sister introduced our family to Steve Green’s “Hide ‘Em in Your Heart” CD’s. All of the songs were Bible verses set to music and one of the songs just happened to be from 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Encourage one another and build each other up…up up up up up up up up up!”

At that point in my life, thanks to my childhood upbringing,

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Confessions of a Peace Lover...

Twelve weeks of summer vacation have passed by in the blink of an eye. It’s been a good summer.

Clay survived the daytime electronics ban. He not only survived he ended up teaching himself to play piano in the process. I count that as a WIN!

Megan enjoyed the freedom that having a driver’s license gave her to get to open gyms and put in extra time working on her basketball and soccer skills.

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Returning to Neverland

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I work as a lifeguard at a local children’s water park in the summer. Usually about once a week I end up having to jump into the water to pull out a struggling child. It happens in just a second. A parent looks away and their toddler goes face down and is thrashing around trying to get up. I jump in and grab any piece of them I can in order to bring their face to the surface. I ask them if they are okay and they often can’t respond.

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