Finding Strength to Heal a Broken Community

Finding Strength to Heal a Broken Community

Finding Strength to Heal a Broken Community

A year ago, on this very morning, my husband Russ and us I held each other as the sun came up over the surrounding hills. Our serene valley turned beautiful shades of orange as the light hit the autumn trees. We were basking in the glow of the night before. We had renewed our vows in front of family and friends, promising to love each other well. This morning, we held each other again. As the sun began to show it’s light we prayed for strength to find hope. We vowed to love our community well. Both mornings we were

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Dear World, From Roseburg

Dear World, From Roseburg

Dear World, Before yesterday most of you had never heard of the City of Roseburg. Now when you hear that name you will link us to the tragedy that happened on our small community college campus yesterday. That is not who we are. We are a logging community tucked into a beautiful valley with some of the most beautiful tree covered hills you’ve ever seen. The waters of the Umpqua river flow through our town and Umpqua Community College sits above its banks. The same interstate that brought reporters and government officials is the same road that’s welcomed back our

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Small Stain, Large Lesson

Small Stain, Large Lesson

Sometime in the spring I found some adorable outfits on Pinterest that I wanted to try. They all involved a nice white t-shirt with bright colored statement necklaces and the rest was left to my imagination. For years I haven’t purchased much of anything white for a couple of reasons. The first is that I bought into the whole “dark colors make you look slimmer” approach to life. I’ve had black dominating my closet forEVER because it was safe. Right behind the first reason was the fact that whenever I wore white I inevitably also showcased whatever I had just

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For the Love…We Have a Winner!

For the Love…We Have a Winner!

Lynnae McCoy You have won the Giveaway of “For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards” Message me your info so I can get it out to you right away! Congratulations!  

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For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards (book review)

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards (book review)

I’m passionate about community. My mercy heart screams out when I feel as if someone has had to to walk a dark path on their own or even celebrate a special day by themselves making the victory feel a bit hollow. When I posted about Jen Hatmaker’s new book “For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards” I wrote about the gift of community that has been the best part of being on the launch team. Today I get to tell you more about the book itself because today is launch day! For the Love is

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