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Lifelong Learning: An Interview with Beth Dempsey

Lifelong Learning: An Interview with Beth Dempsey

As spring thunderstorms begin to give way to summer heat and schools are finally out, we kick-off the beloved barefoot season with Memorial Day. More than a Monday off work with no mail delivery, this is a day to honor the men and women who have so bravely fought and sacrificed to serve our country.

Celebrating Grace Gifts: An Interview with Kathy Boeckman

Celebrating Grace Gifts:  An Interview with Kathy Boeckman

I find myself thinking a lot about grace during the Lent season. Simply put, it’s the unearned, unmerited kindness that God grants us. Grace is the evidence of His hand on our lives, sometimes easier to see when looking at the lives of others.

Loving the Vulnerable: An Interview with Carisa Wilsie

Loving the Vulnerable: An Interview with Carisa Wilsie

In February, on the Council Road Women blog we are chatting about several different ways we can show love. Of course we talk about the love that naturally come to mind, like our spouse, but we are also looking at ways to show love to some of the most vulnerable around us. When I think of loving the vulnerable, my friend, Carisa Wilsie immediately comes to mind.

Loving God With Our Bodies: An Interview with Teri & Tallie Thompson

Loving God With Our Bodies: An Interview with Teri & Tallie Thompson

At the start of a new year, many women naturally think about implementing new practices for physical and spiritual health. When I think about physical health and a disciplined life, I think about my friend, Teri Thompson. Teri not only exemplifies health and fitness in her own life, but her example rubbed off on her children, who value them as well.

Gifts That Give Back

Gifts That Give Back

I love so many things about the Christmas season that it’s hard to pick an absolute favorite. However, selecting just the right gift, wrapping it up, and watching a smile light up the receiver’s face is certainly near the very top!  I love to pay attention throughout the year, listening…

Beautiful Mission: An Interview with Makenzie Magnus

Beautiful Mission: An Interview with Makenzie Magnus

Many churches across our nation set aside one Sunday in November to bring awareness to the world orphan crisis. Orphan Sunday was this past week, so I sat down with our Minister of Missions, Makenzie Magnus, to discuss innovative ways Oklahomans can care for families connected to foster care and adoption.

Beautiful Mission: An Interview With Kendra Crabtree

Beautiful Mission: An Interview With Kendra Crabtree

One of the things I love most about our church is the emphasis that every member is on mission, both across the globe and right in our own backyards. Each Sunday in October we have been exposed to…

Beautiful Remission: An Interview with Suzy Biggs

Beautiful Remission: An Interview with Suzy Biggs

My absolute favorite stories are God stories. You know, those moments when He without question shows up in our circumstance, offering evidence of His presence with grace, peace, hope, and comfort. If we…