Ashleigh & Brett’s Adoption Journey…Love on the Line

Isn’t it funny how the Lord speaks? He speaks through people. He speaks through silence. He speaks through the words of worship. Here lately, as these past few weeks have slowly crept on, I’ve found myself asking Jesus for specific things. I see this adoption process, this wait coming to an end. This brings an…

GATHER: The story of Marian Jordan

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 Called. That word carries with it a dual weight of responsibility and identity. First of all, how do I know if am called? Secondly, what am I called…

GATHER: The story of Blaire Stephens

My name is Blaire Stephens and I am a daughter of God. Sound a little “churchy” to you? Well let me just tell you, the journey it has taken for me to even begin to realize that truth has been a rough one. Let me explain. “Ok, so what just happened?”  How many of you…

GATHER: The story of Jenny Franks

There I was. Living through the biggest tragedy of my life. Had this really happened to me, my family, my husband? Why God? This is not the life I had planned for myself… I don’t want to live like this… I could go on and on with all the questions, complaints, and tears that were…

GATHER: The story of Courtney Hamby

How to Move Forward When You Don’t Know Which Way is Forward About a month ago we lost two babies, one through a failed adoption and one miscarriage. You can read the full story HERE. I found myself questioning God, how could you let this happen? Haven’t we already been through enough? You see, It’s…

GATHER: The story of Courtney Sucher

I am Courtney Sucher. I am a wife to a husband named Zack who plays golf for a career. I am a mother to two little girls who hold my whole heart. And I am a daughter of the Lord. A daughter who has met chaos. A daughter who has been best buds with stress….

GATHER: The story of Kelsee Philpot

To the ones who are in the thick of tough seasons… How is that sentence alone even fair right? You just made it through the toughest time, got a minute of fresh air, and now you find yourself right back where you just were. Searching for hope, answers, next steps, etc. Does that sound familiar?…

GATHER: The story of Reagan Holmes

My name is Reagan Holmes and I struggle with my purpose – my calling – my future. I’m 18 years old. I have my whole life ahead of me. And I have no idea what I am going to do with it. My journey began 4 years ago. I was 14 years old when I…

GATHER: The story of Brittany Price

Suffering was a word that I heard but didn’t know intimately until one rainy fall morning in 2015. I was at bible study when I received a phone call that would change my world forever. My healthy 30 year old husband suddenly died – his heart went out of rhythm with no warning or explanation….

To the girl who…has drifted from God.

You’re starring out at the ocean. Your toes buried in the sand. Sunglasses blocking the shade. You’re focused on the sound of the waves crashing against each other. Zoned in on the way they foam white after they hit and wash up on the shore. You decide to step out and wade in the ocean…

To the girl who…doesn’t know what to do.

“Decisions are the worst…” One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTES EVER from one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIES: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Forget the fact that the girl who said this in the movie was having a ridiculously difficult time deciding what to wear out of her massive million dollar closet….

To the girl who…thought he was the one.

You were out with friends. You didn’t know he would be there. You didn’t know you would lock eyes with his. You didn’t know you would fall. Hard. You were in the same class together. You sat in the same room, separated by a row of chairs. You didn’t know he would try to make…