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Finding Connection and Community in Unexpected Ways

By , Copy Editor| July 2nd, 2019|

We were created for community. We were not meant to journey through life alone. But sometimes, finding connection and community can be difficult because it can be hard to find people with whom we can connect and build authentic, healthy relationships. During the season of Love Does The Unexpected, Chase Oaker Ginny Andrews took a [...]

Seven Life Lessons We Learn From Mom

By , Copy Editor| May 10th, 2019|

In our lives, there are many lessons we learn from mom. Some of us learn about what to wear and what not to wear. And many of us learn how to believe in ourselves and how to treat others. When we think of what we learn from mom, we might think of our biological mothers, [...]

What Valuing Life Means for Abortion and Beyond

By , Senior Pastor| March 2nd, 2019|

I woke up at the end of January to a news story from New York I couldn’t quite believe. The New York legislature had passed a bill allowing late-term abortions on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. And the picture on my news feed was of happy legislators celebrating their victory. After some misinformation from [...]

Seven Women to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

By , Copy Editor| March 1st, 2019|

The Beginning of Women’s History Month Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week during which notable women in history were recognized and celebrated. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation that designated Women’s History Week as the week of March 8. “From the first settlers who came to our shore, from [...]

Walk Through Hope’s Gate This Valentine’s Day

By , Contributing Writer| February 7th, 2019|

Hope’s Gate is so much more than jewelry. It’s jewelry with a story, jewelry crafted by souls with painful pasts, jewelry that makes a difference by “bringing hope to orphans, victims of human trafficking, and the world’s most vulnerable.” The Birth of a Vision Hope’s Gate was founded in 2011 by visionaries Patty and Bruce [...]

How Domestic Violence Impacts Our Community

By , ReNew Director| October 25th, 2018|

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 and was started by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse, or relationship abuse) is defined as a pattern of behaviors [...]