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…

Did you know that one of the ministries of Circle of Friends is a weekday radio program? Monday through Friday at 10:30AM listeners find “A Place to Belong” on The Light, 95.9. It is another way of “mentoring and encouraging women in leadership, relationships, and developing their God-given potential”.

Of course men are invited to tune in too!

Last year a decision was made to focus the program on the values based curriculum offered by the La Red Business Network. The principles found there are all about ethical leadership that can impact

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Family Fighting

I had a great discussion with a couple of good friends last week. The topic we were discussing was a little daunting – conflict – but thanks to the curriculum offered at www.LaRed.org the Leadership Principle of Conflict was addressed in a positive, encouraging format.

As we were processing through the principle one of my roundtable friends mentioned some words of wisdom she’d heard regarding the need to go through “the tunnel of conflict”. What a vivid word picture! Journeying through conflict is often a difficult, dimly lit, seemingly endless process.

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

“Terrifying but therapeutic”, those are the words our eldest chose to describe her first attempt at writing a blog. Personally, I think they’re great words, and the fact that she was terrified yet didn’t allow it to paralyze her gives this mama much joy.

From my perspective Leah walked right through that Hebrews 12:11 verse. The discipline of writing was “terrifying”, it didn’t seem pleasant at first and yet the harvest of writing was “therapeutic” (beneficial, helpful, healing) and it brought peace.

She put herself out there. She admitted that life is

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