Your Defenses don’t Define You

By Cassi Cox I keep seeing these trends of millennials like me making tiktoks or writing letters to their younger selves. I see the appeal, but what is done is done, ya know?  Instead, I thought I’d write for those coming after me. Those carrying the torch. The ones that I can already tell willContinue reading “Your Defenses don’t Define You”

A Messy Masterpiece

By Deb Schiefer The end of the year brings a cascade of memories for so many people. With the accessibility and connection social media provides, we often find ourselves digitally surrounded by a waterfall of snapshots from seemingly picture-perfect lives.   For so many, that perfection passes by mostly unregistered as we celebrate the closing ofContinue reading “A Messy Masterpiece”

There is No Safety Without Accountability

A Call for More By: Cassi Cox Maybe it’s just me, but I am going to venture a guess that it’s not.  Watching the Josh Duggar saga continue to evolve over the last year has been incredibly difficult for me as someone who has experienced abuse within a closed system; A system that “handles everythingContinue reading “There is No Safety Without Accountability”

My Love Louder Journey

Working with Jennifer Christie, the Pro Life Movement and Sexual Assault Survivors: A Testimony Hi Friends,  Wow. What a few weeks it has been. I’d like to share my Love Louder story with all of you.  I know that I don’t have much of a platform. I’ve never been in this to have a platform. Continue reading “My Love Louder Journey”

Your Perfectly Imperfect Memory

A Guest Post By Deborah Schiefer BS, Psychology, Focus on Crisis and Trauma Response Counseling Did you have birthday parties as a kid? They’re fun, right? Where was your 10th party? What time of day was it? What was the weather like? Can you tell me everyone who was invited? I need a list ofContinue reading “Your Perfectly Imperfect Memory”

It’s Not So Clear

We like to put things into nice, neat, clearly defined little boxes.  The Bible is “clear”  People are “saved” or “unsaved”  People are going to Heaven or to Hell People are sinners, totally depraved unless they are regenerated by Christ. All sin is equal.  If you believe the way that I do, you are “ofContinue reading “It’s Not So Clear”

I went Looking for Jesus Today

“I need some more Jesus in my Bible time…” That’s what I was thinking as I jumped ahead to Matthew 1 on my Bible app. I’ve been going through a chronological Bible reading plan, so I am still in the part of scripture that deals with the wars, bloodshed and kingdoms of the Israelite people.Continue reading “I went Looking for Jesus Today”

Uzzah, The Ark and Us

Loving God Who Dwells Within Your Neighbor 2 Samuel 6:1-7 Maybe you have been there. You open up your Bible, welcoming the Holy Spirit, dwelling within you, to speak to you through it’s pages. Then the story you encounter stops you in your tracks. It’s hard. It’s messy. It’s not perfectly tied up with aContinue reading “Uzzah, The Ark and Us”

A Survivor

It’s Complicated: Abigail and David Have you ever had to live with a bully? I don’t just mean your older brother, who sometimes tormented you a bit, but also would have had your back the second someone else said a word to you. I mean a bully. The kind of person who turned your worldContinue reading “A Survivor”