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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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Did you take the “3 for 7” challenge? Three positives for seven days – three things you’re thankful for. Whether you posted them for all to see or simply wrote them in a journal that only you will see, the very act of focusing on the positives things in life can be mood altering and life changing.

But think about this, what if as we look for those things we appreciate in life we’d started telling others what we appreciate about them? What if we took the 3 for 7 challenge

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

It all began so innocently, I opened up my facebook page and found I was mentioned in a post by a dear gal who heads up a local Mommy group I’ve spoken at a time or two. So naturally I read her post: “I challenge Marcella Baker, Miriam Beachy, Jocelyn Hamsher and Beth Beechy to share 3 positive things in your life for 7 days:) #bePositiveIsHuge:)!!”

Oooooookay.

I confess my first thought was “oh no, not another challenge” but that thought was over in a blip and I quickly realized it was

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

“Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11 Amplified)

As I wrote last week’s blog I kept thinking about the times in my life when I haven’t wanted to be encouraged….ever have those times? I suppose you could call them my diving board moments. I’ve jumped off diving boards but it is an experience I have never learned to enjoy. That’s kind of how I feel in the midst of an “I can’t do this” moment when

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