1 06, 2016

Dear Patsy: We Love You

June 1st, 2016|Event, Friendships|

Have you ever known a person that just warms up the room, wherever they go? They’re the kind of friend that can ease into conversation and make you feel right at home. No faking it, no pretenses...just authentic sharing and all around goodness. Those friends are a special kind of gift. If you know one, tell them how much they add to your life. If you don’t know one, well…here’s your chance to become one. That make-it-all-better friend on the BELONG team is none other than Patsy Clairmont. She’s hilariously funny, a brilliant communicator, and best kind of sweet and [...]

20 05, 2016

Still Waters and Unusual Energy: What the Team Says About Angela Davis

May 20th, 2016|Event, Friendships, Relationships, Uncategorized|

Friendships are SO. MUCH. FUN.--especially when each of our friends brings her own talents, tastes, background, and perspective to share with us; woven together they create a brilliant tapestry. Our BELONG stage team loves celebrating the gifts in each other and recognizing  just how amazing it is to draw from one another’s passions. Take Angela Davis: her energy, and commitment in leading us to appreciate and challenge our mind, body, and spirit inspires her friends in an incredible way. Listen to what they had to say about who she is and what she does: What friends in your life challenge you [...]

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 [...]

5 04, 2016

5 Fun Things To Do in Columbus, OH

April 5th, 2016|Event, Fun, Lists|

We’re launching the 2016 BELONG Tour in Columbus on August 19-20. You’ll be with us, right? As long as you’re downtown you won’t want to miss some of the fun things Columbus has to offer. We found 5, but if you know the area and have ideas to share, don’t keep them to yourself! Post them in the comments. 1. EXPLORE THE ARENA DISTRICT The BELONG event is right in the heart of it. Known as “downtown Columbus' most popular neighborhood” the District includes Nationwide Arena (site of the BELONG Tour), Huntington Park (where the AAA baseball Columbus Clippers play), the LC [...]

29 03, 2016

Why You’ll Want to Come to BELONG

March 29th, 2016|Event|

In high school, one of my first jobs was as a telemarketer for a gutter cleaning service. I lasted for all of three hours because the pressure of persuasion was just too much for me. So, in obvious spoiler news: I’m not a convincing salesperson. Just isn’t my jam. That said, I talk non-stop about things when I care deeply and believe in them. And since I volunteered to share this post, I thought you should know that about me. Here’s the thing about BELONG. It’s brand new for us all. I have the privilege of being on an incredible [...]

22 03, 2016

Meet the Stage Team

March 22nd, 2016|Event|

A brief intro to some of the people you’ll be hearing from at BELONG tour events and here on the BELONG blog.  Nichole Nordeman When it comes to BELONG, “I’m excited about the community of talent,” Nichole Nordeman says, “and loving people, and to be a part of that community.” A two-time Gospel Music Association winner for Female Vocalist of the Year, Nichole has won a total of nine Dove Awards and been named ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. She calls herself a “wrestling poet” who never shies away from life’s messier realities. Years ago this single mom of two [...]