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Annual Impact Report 2020-2021 Download the Printable Report By Sarah Koontz Today, I invite you to stop and enjoy the beauty of God’s design with me. The more time I spend studying my Bible, the more convinced I am that God strategically, specifically, and supernaturally designed us for His glory (Is 43:7). Our loving Heavenly
By Michele Morin In the dark, in the car, hands on the steering wheel, I sighed in frustration. “I can’t do this anymore,” I said out loud, startling myself with the fierceness of my tone over the sound of the car’s heater. On that frigid January night, I was brittle with fatigue and hollow with
By Megan Allen Roses remind me of my grandfather. He had a beautiful rose garden spreading to each corner of his yard. I would often drive by his house and spot his straw hat sticking out among all the colors. He invested time daily in watering, pruning, and re-positioning pots to ensure they received the
By Sarah Koontz I am excited to announce that we updated and re-released our Worthy of the Calling Study this week. I can’t believe it’s been four years since I wrote this powerful 31-day study on the book of Ephesians. Not only did we go back through and update the study material, but we also created a printable version,
By Lisa Kimrey I love change—especially a carefully planned change! You know, the ‘I’m looking forward to the day I can wake-up just to sit on the beach, hear the calming waves, and watch my family play in the sand’ kind of change. But unfortunately, that’s not the type of change I’ve been experiencing. I
By Mariel Davenport In 2019, our family of four moved two hours away from our hometown—leaving friends, family, and familiarity behind. During this transition, we also celebrated the graduation of our firstborn from high school. Later in the year, my daddy was diagnosed with terminal cancer and went to be with Jesus three short months