When God is intentional; a thank you to those placed in my path

Matthew 18: 20 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

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If you have been around since the beginning, you know that we are still fairly new. We launched back in May but have seen God work in abundance. This ministry has brought tears, praise, laughter, and community. Both for myself and our readers. We have delighted in prayer and fought temptation.

One of the many things I love about God is His constant work. There’s an intentional pursuit behind everything we are and everything we go through. We often don’t recognize it. We often fight it. And we often minimalize it. We do these things because we are so deeply flawed. But God is patient. And He keeps working and moving. When I sit back and think about all that He has orchestrated to place me right here in this chair drinking my 2nd cup of coffee and watching my dog look out our patio window, I am overwhelmed with assurance that “He’s got me.” He always has. And always will.

One of the ways He has so carefully done this is through the myriad of people He has placed in my path. In just these short few months the friends and networks I have met and created are truly a gift. He didn’t have to do that. He could have left me alone and I would have kept moving forward with just Him and me, but He knows we function off community. He specifically designed us as a body. You might be a foot and I might be a hand, but no part of the body is better than the other, and every part of the body needs the other (1 Corinthians 12:12-31).

So, it has been a gift to meet and grow with so many Jesus-loving bloggers that are all on mission to spread the good news through their own platform.

In utter thankfulness I want to shout out a handful of those women here. Hop over and meet them. Pray for them. Give them some love.

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Liz Richardson

Liz Richardson is a copywriter, screenwriter, and blogger who has a passion for empowering women to find confidence and assurance in their faith. She drops faith and lifestyle inspiration on her blog at Liz Margaret.

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Emily Saxe

Emily Saxe was born and raised on the east coast but currently resides in Indiana with her husband. Working as a full-time freelance writer and editor, her heart and her pen are drawn to stories of faith as she helps people share how God is working in their lives. Everyone has a story to tell, and Emily loves helping to give people a voice to share their own stories. Read more of Emily’s articles on her website, To Unearth.

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Sheryl Aeschliman

Sheryl is a mom, farmer's wife and Jesus lover above all else! As an author, teacher, mentor and leader in women's ministry, she draws from over 20 years of experience in helping women of all ages discover Biblical truth. Her calling and passion to equip Christian women led her to create Simply Scripture as a platform to help women dive into the Bible with passion and purpose. Sheryl writes and teaches online Bible studies designed to help women simply and confidently engage Scripture and to step into the grace that can only be found in Jesus Christ.

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Rachel Mayew

Rachel enjoys soaking up beach days and bike nights with her family of four on Florida’s Emerald Coast. She aims for a holistic lifestyle where mind, body and spirit support one another. Her blog encourages practical spiritual growth and empowers others to make informed, natural choices in their health.

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Marie Williams

Marie is a junior studying Marketing major at Shorter University. She is the Team Director for the Shorter University chapter of Delight Ministries, which is an international organization where college women are invited into a Christ-centered community that fosters vulnerability and transforms stories.

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Tia Thompson

Tia is the founder of the blog Tropical Tide. She is a full time university student by day and a Christian Lifestyle Blogger by night. She is passionate about motivating and encouraging others to chase their God given purpose and live their best lives now.