Will you dare to be happy? In her new book, The Happiness Dare, Jennifer tells us, “God cares about your happiness. And He’s daring you to trust Him enough to discover it.” Will you take that dare?
While Jen Hatmaker has been busy traveling across the country with the BELONG Tour, her hubs has been busy, too. We caught up with Brandon for a quick convo about BELONG, his new book, and more.
We’re probably all seen enough movies to parley in “pirate” at least for one day of the year. But imagine what it’s like to turn up at an event packed with people who look like you, but are using words and phrases everyone seems to understand—except you.
Whether you’ve been praying for a long time or are just beginning, this eight-week adventure will infuse passion and creativity into your communication with God.
I can wallow in my nevers, deciding that’s who I am, or I can start making an “I have …” list. Because who am I, really?
How wonderfully freeing it is to have that moment when you realize that you are beautiful.
It's launch week for BELONG Team speaker and friend, Shauna Niequist and her brand new book, Present Over Perfect. Last week, Shauna celebrated with an online launch party where she shared the story behind the book, the music that helped her write it, and what she hopes her readers take away from it. Hear from Shauna (and a few of her friends) about what it means to be present over perfect:
"The story I planned for my life was much different," Nicole says, "but what’s been written is more than I could have ever hoped for."
"When I think of what it means to 'experience connection' that’s what comes to mind . . . listening to women talk and slowly coming to the realization that 'they’re like ME!'"
Wondering how the BELONG Tour got started . . . and why? Here’s our story.
What happens when you take a detour and can’t ever get back on that original path again? Katherine can tell you. "The greatest detour anyone can take in life...is a near-death experience."
Faith and hope; they go together but they’re not the same thing. In today’s post, Patsy helps us understand the difference.
How do you relay who you are? Shauna Niequist shares a thought provoking story that will make you think twice about how you identify yourself. A friend is leaving her job this month. She’s been working since high school in various jobs—some she’s loved, some she’s tolerated. But for a variety of reasons, it seems clear that now is the time to order her days differently—focus on some things she’s never been able to, with the fullness of her work and parenting and just regular life schedule. It won’t be forever, probably. She’ll find another job she enjoys, next year [...]
On this island, Leslie, her husband, their 6 children, and a crew are the only inhabitants. Except for, you know, bears and such. “Here,” she explains, “we work in a family fishing operation…”
“I couldn’t breathe. Almost instantly the tears came and came, and with them the realization that this was how I saw myself. This is how I’d allowed myself to be seen for long.”
“It seems to me that Dickinson was describing my own state, and my own hope: the winding back and forth between belief and disbelief…”
What do a real-life rock star and a Bible scholar have in common? You’d be surprised.
Where do you find peace? When life gets busy, and your mind and spirit are restless...how do you power down? Sharon Irving shares a beautiful poetic reflection on where and how she finds her way...
An ancient Japanese mending technique inspired author Cynthia Ruchti to find hope in the tattered and mended places of life.
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 [...]