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Sharing Your Stories, Part 2

Sharing Your Stories, Part 2

by Guest Post
In late June we shared one of the many moving stories we read among the entries for the Abingdon Women “Call to Me” Cruise giveaway. The entry was Amanda Dykes' on behalf of Kelli Standish, a woman she describes in terms of incredible courage and strength Coincidently, Kelli used the cruise giveaway as an opportunity to thank Katie Cushman, the woman who helped her survive...and keep the faith.

"You Know It's God..."

In early August, Babbie Mason found great joy in returning to Jackson, Michigan and Lily Missionary Baptist Church, which her father, the late Rev. George W. Wade, founded and pastored for 40 years. Back in her home church, she had the pleasure of leading a women's workshop based on her Bible studies Embraced by God and This I Know for Sure. Among the beautiful women who attended was Babbie's 90-year-old mother, Georgie Wade. Babbie describes the afternoon as “phenomenal and blessed.”
Separated by Distance; United by Love

Separated by Distance; United by Love

by Katie Graves
As I prepared to go to Nicaragua, my excitement and anxiety grew simultaneously. I knew without a doubt I was in for an adventure. Most of which would be out of my comfort zone. I have learned, however, that’s exactly where God shows up... read more
The Conclusion of Our Interview with Author Melissa Spoelstra

The Conclusion of Our Interview with Author Melissa Spoelstra

by Abingdon Women
For the past six weeks we have treated you to first-hand glimpses of Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World. With her women's Bible study now on store shelves, we conclude our three-part interview with author Melissa Spoelstra:
Finding the Source of Our Hope

Finding the Source of Our Hope

It's hard to believe we've already reached Week 6 in Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World. Of course, you've only been given a small taste; there's much more to look forward to! ... read more
Finding a Target

Finding a Target

by Melissa Spoelstra
In Week 5, "Quitting the Blame Game: Personal Responsibility," Melissa reminds us that when we are tempted to blame God for hard or painful things in life, we need to remember His character and trust His goodness—especially when we don’t understand our circumstances.
Somewhere Along the Road

Somewhere Along the Road

by Melissa Spoelstra
In Week 4 of Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World, author Melissa Spoelstra emphasizes the importance of "Staying Spiritually Sensitive." Have you given 100% of your heart to God, or are you living at half capacity?
The Right Voices

The Right Voices

by Melissa Spoelstra
In Week 3 of Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Uncertain World, author Melissa Spoelstra reminds us to open our ears and listen for God's word.
Call to Me

Call to Me

by Abingdon Women
Call to Me ... read more
The Queen of Heaven

The Queen of Heaven

by Melissa Spoelstra
In Week 2 of Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World, author Melissa Spoelstra provides insight into "Recognizing Counterfeits and the Real Deal." The issue of which she writes—idolatry—is as relevant for us today as it was for... read more
No Excuses

No Excuses

by Melissa Spoelstra
“Ah, Lord God,” I said, “I don’t know how to speak because I’m only a child.” —Jeremiah 1:6 (Common English Bible)
When Freedom Rings

When Freedom Rings

by Britney Baer
Freedom. It’s something that rings. It is something that calls out to be heard, to be known, to be declared. A trumpet call. A canon fired. A flag raised. When freedom is claimed, it is a statement made.