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…

Not long ago I posted Hebrews 12:11 on my Facebook wall following a prompt from “The Daily”, an on-line devotional our church offers each weekday. The verse reminds us why we stay the course when the pain of discipline makes us want to quit: “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

Those words “later on” are my reminder that today’s pain is tomorrow’s growth. It’s a verse that keeps my

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Confessions of a Peace Lover...

Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

The Lord gives

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

As I sit down to write I confess I have lots of words bubbling through my brain – some may even be worth sharing – but for some reason Isaiah 43:2-3 is what continues to rise to the top of my thoughts:

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will

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