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Unexpected Beauty

By Aimee Piersma Photography by Allie Marie Smith All this rain is worth it when I see a rainbow. This morning I made sure my girls saw it. Birdie glimpsed it before she ran off to class. Jellybean had more time. She said with awe, “That’s the first real rainbow…
August 22, 2018
Emotional Health

Opening the Conversation about Suicide

By Dr. Michelle Watson I’m so honored that you’re here for Part 1 of a two-part series. These two blogs are designed to help you navigate this delicate, yet intense topic should you find yourself walking this journey with a hurting friend or a struggling daughter. I trust that my…
August 1, 2018
FilmHer Story Film


"I didn't feel loved. I didn't feel valued or worthy. I had such a warped idea of what a father was. And here everyone calls God their father and I remember thinking if God is a good God why did he allow all this stuff to happen to me?" Portrayed…
May 24, 2018


Kate Merrick is an author, speaker, pastor’s wife, mama of a teen and a toddler, surfer, and part-time cowgirl. She has been married to Britt for 19 years and they live in Carpinteria, California, where they founded the Reality family of churches. In 2013 she endured the death of her…
January 28, 2018

Spring Essentials

Featured Image by Jones Design Company By Angelina Rozhko I love Spring! Everything is budding, blooming, or in full bloom, letting out a fragrant aroma of the earth coming to life after a cold Winter. With the wintery frost melting away, the sun shining a little brighter and the temperatures…
April 9, 2017

Winter Essentials

By: Danielle Kingsley It might be February now, but winter is still in full swing! I may have grown up a So Cal girl, but after spending many a winter in Utah during my teenage years, I have grown to love this season! There is something fresh and magical about…
February 8, 2017