“What are you talking about?” “Just this book we are reading.” “Really? What is the book? You know I’m always reading something! Maybe I’d like it.” “Uh…no, you probably wouldn’t.” After a pause, “It’s not the kind of book we normally read, but we’ve heard so many people talking about it.” After a moment of hesitation, my friends went on to tell me about Fifty Shades of Grey, … [Read more...]

I’m 48 years old, single, and have never had children of my own. I’ve never been pregnant. This was a shock to the beautiful women I met in Uganda in late January. We were all sharing testimonies. Mine was simple. Divorced, no children, but God has been faithful. Theirs were much more difficult and heartbreaking; husbands kicking them out for only having female children, children with HIV, … [Read more...]

Update: Congratulations to our winners, Kristen Mackey, Denise Edenfield, and Wendy Rodriguez!  Hey, it's Friday! We want to give you something for making it through another week and with the Family of Jesus Online Bible Study starting in a couple of weeks, we thought we'd give away some member books! Karen Kingsbury uniquely brings Jesus' family alive through Scripture and storytelling. … [Read more...]

Here are links to some things we're loving! We love this A Beautiful Design sermon series by Matt Chandler on manhood and womanhood. We've been recommending it to everyone in the office and now to you! The Skimm is how a lot of us love to get our news. The Skimm sends a daily email with the latest on world events and why they're important. It is not a Christian resource, but we love … [Read more...]

  Beginning April 9 and each Thursday for seven weeks, we will meet here to discuss the Bible study, Family of Jesus, by Karen Kingsbury. Karen will lead us in our study through short video segments each week. We hope you'll join us! Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to grow up in Jesus' home? In His community? What were His siblings and family members like? What traditions … [Read more...]

A few years ago, our family decided to have our Easter lunch at my Mama’s house, just like we used to do when we were growing up. Church commitments had kept my siblings, cousins, and me at our respective houses for several years in a row, but that year we determined that instead of trying to convince my Mama why she shouldn’t go to any trouble for all of us, we’d just shut our collective mouths … [Read more...]

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Sherrie Setliff!  So, technically, today is the first day of spring. But here in Nashville, we're experiencing a bit more of winter—lower temps, dreary rain. It's no snow and ice, but it's not quite daffodils and sunshine yet either. This is what we like to call "Sprinter"—the narrow season of March days when spring and winter are tied up in an arm … [Read more...]

We have some Easter art just for you! Simply right-click on the art and save it to your computer. Then make it your Facebook cover photo, pin it to Pinterest, or post it to Instagram! Facebook cover:         Pinterest/Instagram: … [Read more...]

Here are a few things we're loving this week! We love this by Eric Geiger: 4 Reasons to Believe in Young Leaders. We love to travel and this blog post tells you How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible to Anywhere. Larissa tried this out and it works! As Heather said, we could not love this song more: We love our sisters and this group of sisters has taken forty portraits in forty … [Read more...]

  Update: Congratulations to our winner, Vanessa Canter!    Hello, Friday! Today we're going to celebrate the end of the week by giving away an audio CD bundle. The bundle will include: LifeWay Women Devotions           LifeWay Women Devotions, Volume 2 Devotions from Beth Moore, 20th Anniversary Collection To enter to win this bundle, just leave … [Read more...]

Because it’s the 20th Anniversary of LifeWay Women’s partnership with Beth Moore, we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask her some questions. And we’d love to share her answers with you! This is part two of a three-part series. Click here to see Part 1. Was there a turning point in your spiritual journey?  The huge turning point in my spiritual journey was at 27 when I took my … [Read more...]