Roses are red…
And win over a campus with kindness. 

A recent GVSU student group visit was required for a communications class. We gave them a tour and answered questions about either non-profit work, communications or related topics. Always the same. ALWAYS fun! 
We covered how the vision travels down from...

Have you ever experienced a time when you needed someone?

I mean, REALLY needed someone? 

You didn’t need them to say the right thing or tell you that things would get better.

You just needed them to love you in that moment, no questions asked.

You needed to find a way to tap into hope and rediscover your courage.

Who is yo...

Today is a new day.
Lamentations 3:22-23 declares, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness". (ESV)

Each morning we are greeted with His faithfulness and mercy. Sammy* needed be convinced of God's faithfulness and mercy and He...

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Time to Get Real

Carolyn Doyle, Executive Director

For several years I have felt the need to hold a conference for women that creates a safe environment for women to be real.
We all have a past filled with some kind of pain, trouble, grief, or trauma. Some of us have a present filled with much of the same and our futur...

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Why do we exist as an organization?
Knowing our WHY is important. I recently heard a very poignant sermon from Elevation Church (North Carolina), titled,

“What’s Your Why?”

The pastor explained that as children we are forever asking, “Why?” But as we grow older our question often turns to “What?”
What do you do? 
What...

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him “Immanuel”
(which means, “God with us”). Matthew 1:23
God is with us. Immanuel!
Christmas is the celebration of one of the most important and miraculous pregnancies of all time. This pregnancy delivered to us a Savior. Our Savior! This pregnancy...

We have been talking a lot about seeds lately. It may seem like strange timing since we are exiting harvest time and preparing for winter. But we are thankful for seeds, without which, the harvest would never come.


I have come to realize that no matter how large or small the seed, the power is not found in the seed, th...

We have been talking about seeds. Last month, we were reminded that only God can count the apples in one seed.

There is unlimited potential in every seed. Without the hope of this potential, we would not plant. We have to see the need for the seed.


Mark 4:26-29 describes a farmer planting his fields and waiting for the...

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