May 2018 Editor’s Notes

We see works of art every day that have a Maker and a plan. We pass them on the street, at work, and every Sunday they play around our feet. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, I’m talking about people!

He Calls Me By Name

I adore spending time with my twin granddaughters.  It is so hard to have them live fifteen hours away, but when I get a chance to visit, I make the most of it!

Community Matters

Recently I spent several days at a quilting retreat with some friends. It was so much fun, and as I looked back over the retreat, several thoughts came to mind.

Refresh

I’m not into New Year’s Resolutions.

I know, goals are good. They keep us on track. They make us better.

But this year instead of making resolutions, I’ve decided to ask myself this question, “What areas in my ministry or life need some refreshing?”

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

Kathy lives outside of Atlanta with her awesome hubby, David, and drama daughter, Maggie....

Kathy WhiteKathy White

Kathy is wife to Lee, mom to Andrew, Joel & Benjamin, mother-in-law to Mary Kate and Kitt...

Deb SpringerDeb Springer

Deb lives in the Atlanta area and is the proud mom of a very tall basketball player and wif...

Kelly StockdaleKelly Stockdale

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Karen AppleKaren Apple

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