September 29, 2015
autumn season

The Blessing of Memory

The Blessing of Memory by Becky Ritchey   As the present now will later be past . . . the times they are a-changin. by Bob […]
September 21, 2015
need a friend you've got a friend

You’ve Got a Friend In Every Season

You’ve Got a Friend (In Every Season) by Connie Kee You’ve Got A Friend by Carole King “When you’re down and troubled And you need a […]
September 14, 2015
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A Season of Planting

A Season of Planting by Becky Ritchey There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven . . […]
September 10, 2015
hard times ahead

Seasons Come and Seasons Go

Seasons Come and Seasons Go – How Will You Respond? By Connie T. Kee   Seasons come and seasons go as we sing in songs such […]
September 2, 2015
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The Changing of the Seasons

The Changing of the Seasons By Dana Che We are entering a new season of church ministry (it’s fall kickoff here at New Life!) and a […]
August 28, 2015
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The Ultimate Resting Place

The Ultimate Resting Place by Becky Ritchey ‘That Final Resting Place’ I usually include a personal testimony in my blogs, but not this time. That’s because […]
August 24, 2015
treasures in jesus

Finding Hidden Treasures in That Place Called Rest

Finding Hidden Treasures in That Place Called Rest by Connie Kee I was born a Type A personality, and I really had trouble even sitting down […]
August 20, 2015
get some rest

Get Some Rest Baby

“Get Some Rest, Baby!” by Tonya S. Swindell My Mama knows what her baby needs so she often says, “Get some rest, Baby!” To me, her […]
August 17, 2015
rest in Jesus

Resting In Your Identity

Resting in Your Identity by Becky Ritchey REST is a Big Deal to God This month’s theme – ‘REST’ – is bringing out the theologian in […]
August 14, 2015
overwhelmed in need of rest

God I Need Rest

God I Need Rest By Britt M’Cheyl I feel like I live in a constant state of fullness. I’ve been full of joy, at times full […]
August 12, 2015
rest in the word of God

Living Life From a Place of Rest

Living Life from a Place of Rest By Connie Kee A Constant State of Rest Living life from a place of rest may sound like an […]
August 10, 2015
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Ah Rest

Ah Rest!!!! by Tonya S. Swindell When I found out “rest” is the theme for this month’s blog, my mind said, “Ahhhhhhhh rest …. I need […]
August 7, 2015
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Finding Time for Rest

Finding Time for Rest By Dana Che Move, move, go, go, drive here and drive there. Such is my life as a busy mom of 4 […]
August 5, 2015
good fathers

My Two Dads

My Two Dads by Becky Ritchey I’m taking this opportunity to tell one of my favorite stories. It’s about my two dads – my earthly father and my Everlasting […]
August 3, 2015
Britt M'cheyl

Free to Love, Grow and Be Me

Free to Love, Grow and be Me By Britt M’cheyl I’m not big on tabloid gossip, but it’s hard not to notice the stories of Hollywood […]
July 30, 2015
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The Loss of Freedom- Human Trafficking

The Loss of Freedom – Human Trafficking by Connie Kee Freedom – the Cry of Every Heart “Freedom!” has been the battle cry for many throughout […]
July 28, 2015
we shall overcome

We Shall Overcome– The Freedom Riders’ Song

“We Shall Overcome” – The Freedom Riders’ Song By Tonya S. Swindell “We Shall Overcome” is a fight song for freedom that pacified and unified a […]
July 27, 2015
true freedom

True Freedom

True Freedom By Dana Che You’ve likely heard by now the tragic news that Bobbi Kristina Brown, the late Whitney Houston’s only child, has died at […]
July 24, 2015
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The Freedom of Ignorance

The Freedom of Ignorance by Becky Ritchey Okay, I’m coming clean – I have a startling confession. Are you ready for it? Here it is: I […]
July 22, 2015
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Freedom – A Call to Christian Women

Freedom – A Call to Christian Women by Connie Kee Fourth of July We just celebrated the Fourth of July with a cookout, our annual neighborhood […]
July 21, 2015
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Freedom to Love

Freedom to Love By M’Cheyl Purchas July is national freedom month. The United States was founded primarily out of a desire for freedom, and now in […]
July 20, 2015
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Freedom Store- A Metaphor

Freedom Store – A Metaphor By Tonya S. Swindell I’m sure our forefathers had questions as they approached Freedom Store, And considered the fight for freedom […]
June 25, 2015
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A Father’s Heart- I Belong to My Father

A Father’s Heart – I Belong to My Father by Connie Kee Daddy’s Girl Doesn’t every little girl want to be “Daddy’s girl”? Memories of crawling […]
June 24, 2015
my babies daddy

My Babies’ Daddy

I Like My Babies’ Daddy! By Tonya S. Swindell Beginning as Friends My babies’ daddy is a friend that I’ve known ever since middle school. Although […]
June 19, 2015
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Letter from the Everlasting Father

Letter from the Everlasting Father by Becky Ritchey Since we’re blogging about ‘fathers’ this month, I had planned to devote this post to my earthly father. […]
June 18, 2015
blended family

My Husband- My Kinsman Redeemer

My Husband- My Kinsman Redeemer by Connie T. Kee A Little Father’s Day Trivia Father’s Day has always been a family tradition for us. Actually, Father’s […]
June 12, 2015
fatherly father in law

My Father-in-Law’s Kindness

My Father-in-Law’s Kindness By Tonya S. Swindell My father-in-law is kind-hearted, friendly, hard-working, and funny.  Even before I became a member of his family, I saw […]
June 8, 2015
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Single Fathers Unsung Heroes

Single Fathers – Those Unsung Heroes by Becky Ritchey   While reading Connie Kee’s excellent blog earlier this month on celebrating single mothers on Father’s Day, […]
June 3, 2015
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Celebrate Mothers on Fathers Day

Did You Really Say, “Celebrate Mothers on Father’s Day”? By Connie Kee A Different Kind of Celebration Warning! This title may seem a little strange, but […]
June 2, 2015
My dad my hero

My Daddy A Living Sacrifice

My Daddy – A Living Sacrifice By Tonya S. Swindell Daddy was a big man who used his huge heart and hands to serve his family, […]
August 28, 2015
admission ticket

The Ultimate Resting Place

The Ultimate Resting Place by Becky Ritchey ‘That Final Resting Place’ I usually include a personal testimony in my blogs, but not this time. That’s because […]
August 24, 2015
treasures in jesus

Finding Hidden Treasures in That Place Called Rest

Finding Hidden Treasures in That Place Called Rest by Connie Kee I was born a Type A personality, and I really had trouble even sitting down […]
August 20, 2015
get some rest

Get Some Rest Baby

“Get Some Rest, Baby!” by Tonya S. Swindell My Mama knows what her baby needs so she often says, “Get some rest, Baby!” To me, her […]
August 17, 2015
rest in Jesus

Resting In Your Identity

Resting in Your Identity by Becky Ritchey REST is a Big Deal to God This month’s theme – ‘REST’ – is bringing out the theologian in […]
August 14, 2015
overwhelmed in need of rest

God I Need Rest

God I Need Rest By Britt M’Cheyl I feel like I live in a constant state of fullness. I’ve been full of joy, at times full […]