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Freedom is Worth Fighting For

Deborah Peele | Oct 30, 2018

In the new year, I like to come up with a word instead of a resolution. This word usually involves an area of struggle in my walk with the Lord. This year, my word has been freedom. I’ve specifically focused on freedom from fear.   Even though I am a child of God, I... |MORE|

How Audacious Prayer and a Lemonade Stand Changed Everything

Jennifer Yin | Oct 30, 2018

I’ve loved being a full time stay-at-home mom for the past seven years, but as I signed up my youngest son for school, I felt it was time for me to do something new.  I was drawn to non-profit work, however none of the organizations and opportunities I found fit what I could... |MORE|

When God is Quiet

Beth Grabenkort | Sep 20, 2018

Esther is one of my favorite wonder women of Scripture. When you think about what she did in light of the fact that it could have killed her, I would dare say that she is one of the bravest women in history. Here's a quick story recap, in case you need it. Esther was a Jew.... |MORE|

Prayer Walks to Friendships

Karla Boy | Sep 12, 2018

My husband, Dave, and I live in a townhome community and we wanted to reach out to our neighbors. We began praying for the residents by name on a regular basis. We found out the unit number for each family and often prayer-walked the neighborhood. Soon, we started seeing fruit.  ... |MORE|

Daddy, come!

Lindsay Rhodenbaugh | Sep 01, 2018

I opened the door of the darkened room and flopped onto the upholstered rocker with an audible, "huff." I was weary and consumed with the burdens of my heart. Grief felt hard and I really wanted my daughter to sit still, listen to the story, and fall asleep. I wanted to close my eyes and rest... |MORE|

Hot Dogs and Watermelon

Emily Barnes | Sep 01, 2018

When we moved to our neighborhood, we knew we wanted to build relationships with our neighbors. The Holy Spirit kept prompting us that the 4th of July was the time that we needed to reach out. Two days before the 4th, I finally gave in and printed simple invites and our family walked the... |MORE|

Beauty from Ashes, A Post Abortion Testimony

The PACE Ministry | Jan 18, 2018

One night in the Fall of 2016, I approached the church to meet with a group of women for the first time. I had only met one of the women before and the rest were new faces. My stomach was in knots and my palms were sweating. For many years I thought I had ‘it’ under control and that... |MORE|

Trusting God in Hard Places

Tracey Scholen | Aug 17, 2017

What do you do when life as you know it falls apart? When all of your dreams for the future change in an instant? That is what happened to me in the Fall of 2014. I had 3 young girls - 5, 3, and not yet 1  and had just been handed a diagnosis of an incurable blood cancer called Multiple... |MORE|

He Will Carry Us

Sherri Wilhelm | Jun 23, 2017

Someone wrote, “When I knew nothing of God, I was indifferent to Him; When I knew a little of Him, I mistrusted and complained of Him. When I knew much of God, I trusted Him and loved Him.”   I have been blessed to grow up in a Christian home and know God from a young... |MORE|

No Fear of Bad News

Amy Maiwald | May 30, 2017

I hate waiting, I've never been good at it, and I've had lots of practice over the years. It seems I was in a constant form of waiting over the 16 years that my husband Tom battled stage 4 colon cancer. He underwent 29 major surgeries, 5 different protocols of chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy and countless forms of other treatment as we traveled all over the country for care, before he passed away in 2012. It seems we were always anxiously awaiting news on countless scans or tests. So, you would think I would be a pro by now.. |MORE|

Hope Along the Broken Road

Nancy Beggs | Apr 27, 2017

In the window sill over my kitchen sink, sits a cross with my life verse chiseled into the ceramic face. Hanging on this cross with a delicate ribbon is the word HOPE, in big bold letters. Many times I have physically lifted that word of HOPE off the cross and placed it into my hand - literally... |MORE|

Walking Papers

Alyson Horton | Mar 02, 2017

My name is Alyson, and I have trust issues. But how can it be that I have trust issues with Jesus, the Divine Lover of my soul, the One who loves me perfectly?    Though I realized my desire for control and subsequent lack thereof long ago, God used a defining moment in my... |MORE|

Trusting God When We Feel Alone

Melissa Thorson | Feb 08, 2017

"Am I alone?" It's a question many of us ask, especially when we walk through loss. Loss of any kind can be isolating. In all of our stories, God has brought beauty from ashes, reminding us that He is near and that we are not alone. Many of you probably have your own stories of... |MORE|

A Clinched Fist Is Tiring, But An Open Palm Can Hold All the Chocolate

Robyn Field | Jan 05, 2017

I've learned this past year that...to receive the blessings of God, the promises of God, the Word of God, the confidence of God, the peace, the joy, and the steady heartbeat of simply being loved by Love Himself... I must open my clinched fists of control. So that, open-palmed, I... |MORE|

Scrapbooking, Trust-Walking and Adopting a Baby

Cathy Burwell | Nov 30, 2016

On a fall Saturday in 2008, I found myself sitting at my kitchen tab le surrounded by family photos, construction paper, a glue stick and some of those delightful little scissors that cut scalloped edges. Yes, you guessed it! Scrapbooking, old school style! The occasion was a... |MORE|

Trust

Joyce Dalrymple | Nov 09, 2016

The theme for Perimeter's Women's Ministry for 2016-17 is Trust. Some of you may be asking: do we really need a blog on trusting God? The topic seems so broad and maybe a little basic. But hang with me because trusting God is like putting down all those burdens you are carrying in your... |MORE|