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13 05, 2016

What Your Friends Say About You When You’re Not Around…Jen Hatmaker Edition

May 13th, 2016|Event, Friendships|

Friendship. Who doesn’t love it? Sure, it requires work, and often takes time to build, and no-- it isn’t always a perfect tale. But the result of the work and the digging in is so fulfilling. When we witness friendship between others, it often inspires us to connect more deeply and ‘go there’ with our own people. That’s one of the really special things about the BELONG Stage Team. They’re real-life friends who know each other beyond BELONG. That makes such a difference. Many of them have known each other for years, shared both stages and dinner tables, and have [...]

11 05, 2016

Go Ahead, Say It.

May 11th, 2016|Family, Friendships, Hospitality, Mentoring, Neighbors, Relationships, Romance|

You’ve probably noticed this already, but relationships are a thing for us. We love them, believe in investing in and nurturing them, and know that few things enrich our lives like experiencing full, deeply  soulful connections. Today, we’re encouraging you to take a few moments to reflect a bit. Think about a relationship in your life that matters to you. Who is that person? Why does their presence in your life matter? What qualities about this person shine? How is your life better because they’re in it? Now, take a few moments and share their beauty with them. It doesn’t [...]

9 05, 2016

Friendship, Boundaries, and the Power of ‘The Other’

May 9th, 2016|Friendships, Relationships, Uncategorized|

When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship, we bring a little more of the divine into daily life. - Shauna Niequist In a very candid conversation with author and counselor Dr. Henry Cloud, Shauna Niequist shared insight and personal examples on what it means to create and enjoy deeply meaningful friendships that shape our lives for the better. Take a look:

5 05, 2016

A New Life at 40

May 5th, 2016|Purpose/Calling, Vocation|

Because several of us heard this on the radio last week and couldn’t stop talking about it . . . Because one day—maybe today!—something you say will change another person’s life. . . Because right now you may “hate every morning you get up” but your calling may be waiting just around the corner . . . And finally, because we love a happy ending . . . We give you the following story, courtesy of our friends at StoryCorps: Listen to or read it here.   StoryCorps is a national nonprofit that gives people the chance to interview friends [...]

18 04, 2016

On Forgiveness and Freedom

April 18th, 2016|Common Ground, Faith, Identity, Well-Being|

Life experiences can deeply impact our perceive things: our relationships, our future, and even our identity. In today's post, Jen Hatmaker shares her heart on how we can live free once we've both accepted and extended forgiveness. Over dinner recently, my girlfriends and I got on the topic of screwing up our kids. As their primary influence, it’s basically inevitable. We went around the table predicting what our kids would one day say to their therapists: “My mom was wound tighter than a spool of yarn.” “My mom loved cleaning more than her children.” “My mom screamed like a monkey on meth.” “My [...]

15 04, 2016

Why You Have One More Day…

April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

What started as a conversation about the annual tax deadline became a thoughtful and honest conversation between members of the BELONG Tour team. Amy, Chris and Leslie share some of their stories on what it means to be free.