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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God is bigger than fear

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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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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

I am a lover of words. I enjoy reading, with a highlighter in hand of course. I keep index cards beside my morning chair as well as in my purse. When a verse or quote jumps out at me I highlight it and I often write it down and carry it with me throughout the day.

What can I say, some people love animals, or cars, or purses or shoes. I love words.

As I sit at my computer I see a sign that says “Let your faith be bigger than your

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