1 07, 2016

Happy Anniversary to the All-American Team!

July 1st, 2016|Seasonal, Well-Being|

July 1st marked the 24th anniversary of the release of the movie A League of their Own—can you believe that opened all the way back in 1992? The BELONG Tour’s resident softball aficionado looks back on that now-classic summer film, softball, and lessons she learned from them. I remember sitting in my dorm room one weekend in college, bawling my eyes out, as I watched A League of Their Own eight times. (You guys . . . 8 TIMES.) I love this story (obviously) and connect so much to this group of women who risked a lot to live their dreams. I hung up [...]

17 06, 2016

Father’s Day. It’s Complicated.

June 17th, 2016|Family, Relationships, Seasonal|

We love holidays around here. There’s usually so much light-heartedness and goodness and almost always – a reason for food. But this week with the coming holiday, conversations and feels were different. Our team stood around in a circle trying to figure out how we’d celebrate Father’s Day on the blog and show love to the men who have helped shape our lives. We talked. And talked some more. Chats around the office were good; many of them heartwarming with sweet tales of stand-up dads and heroes and first loves. But others were… complicated. And please know this: we wouldn’t [...]

25 03, 2016

Friday Faves: Easter Edition

March 25th, 2016|Fun, Seasonal|

What do you love about the Easter season? The BELONG Staffers share some of their faves.    Easter Fashion (Chris) - Growing up, Easter Sunday was always high church. Full of pomp, circumstance, frilly socks and palatial hats, the day called for wearing your best. An early lover of fashion and all things girly, I was in my glory. If selfies and hashtags were a thing in the 90s, I would have been #EasterOutfitofficial. Resurrection Rolls (Leslie) - I make these with my boys every year; it’s a lovely (and delicious) tradition. Here’s the recipe: http://eatatallies.com/2011/04/resurrection-rolls/ Bunnies (Susan) - One Easter I got a toy rabbit [...]

24 03, 2016

Washed Clean

March 24th, 2016|Faith, Seasonal|

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt awkward. (Can you see us waving back at you? We get it.) In today’s post, Leslie Nunn Reed on the BELONG Tour staff shares a timely story that reminds us of a friend who said, “Inappropriate laughter is my favorite emotion.” I remember the first time: I slipped my feet into the basin of warm water. In the dimmed glow…and the quiet…the immediate, uncomfortable rush of awkwardness and vulnerability flooded me. I worried if my feet smelled…if I had remembered to shave my legs…if this exercise in humility would end soon.  It really was [...]

23 03, 2016

6 Movies to Watch Over Easter Weekend

March 23rd, 2016|Seasonal|

If you’re up for a little quality time in a theater or in front of your home screen this week, check out these picks for Easter entertainment. The first two are in theaters, the rest are rent-able, and all bring a special kind of inspiration. Risen It’s been called “one of the best portrayals of Christ's death and resurrection to date” (Crosswalk.com). Risen tells the remarkable story through the eyes of an outsider—a Roman soldier who is ordered by Pontius Pilate to find Jesus’ body after it ‘mysteriously’ goes missing from the tomb. Rated PG-13 for action violence and some [...]