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 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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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Last week John 8:32 captured my attention. “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” I was reminded of the verse as I reflected on a conversation with a friend. My friend had told me of a discussion where they had avoided answering a question because they didn’t want to hurt the feelings of the person asking the question.

Instead of speaking truth they chose to ask a question back.

It’s a great diversion tactic and I think it’s one that professional counselors use to get clients to

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Be prepared in season and out of season

volleyball courts at loggers park

Volleyball is my sport. I have played since middle school and still continue to play on several rec leagues and man, I miss the every day practices that made me good at my craft of being a setter. Now that I only play once or twice a week, the ball doesn’t always go exactly where I planned… Sometimes it’s too far off the net, too tight, or I didn’t get to the pass quick enough and the attempted set goes right in the net. I work

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