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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Every Gift

My dad's special talent for wrapping presents

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

My dad’s special talent for wrapping presents

I’ve always loved this verse and during the holidays it seems to be everywhere.Yet somehow I’m always a bit puzzled by the ending. “…coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows?” I’ve often found myself wondering what this means, and how does it relate to God

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Truth. It’s a word we talk about frequently at our house. Let’s face it, in a family full of school-aged kids there are lots of stories that travel home from school. One of the things we try to stress is that just because somebody says something doesn’t make it true. In fact, just because you believe what someone said doesn’t make it true.

Truth is only as reliable as the source it comes from.

Our best source for Truth is the Word of God.

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Mom.Dad

Somehow November has melted into December…it seems to be how this year has gone, we celebrate the arrival of one month and blink…and it is time to turn the calendar page again.

It’s been a good year, not a perfect year (is there any such thing?) but a good year even amidst some tears. I confess it seems strange that Mom is gone this Christmas, and yet in so many ways Alzheimer Disease took her from us many years ago.

Last weekend a cousin passed along some old pictures. This one made

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