5 Truths About Home {Guest post by Brenda L. Yoder}

It's my pleasure to welcome author, speaker, and licensed mental health counselor Brenda L. Yoder today, with a guest post on five truths about home. I recently read Brenda's book, Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind, and I can highly recommend it! My oldest is turning sixteen this month, and the other two are close on his heels. The encouragement and advice that Brenda shares from her own experience helped me to see the importance of these final years before my kids leave the home. Fledge nudged me to re-evaluate my heart and my priorities, and to be more intentional...


What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

I don't know about you, but I can become paralyzed by fear when I try to think about what to say to someone who is grieving. I'm afraid I'll say something that will offend them or make them feel worse. If you've felt awkward in similar situations and have wondered what to say to someone who is grieving, perhaps these suggestions below will help. Obviously every situation and every individual is different, so what works for one person or circumstance might not be helpful for another. But in my own experience with grief, I've really appreciated friends who have done the following. What to...


How to Be a Good Friend During Hard Times

If the tables had been turned, I would've had no idea how to be a good friend on such a difficult, emotional day. Shucks, I hardly know what to write in a sympathy card when my friends experience loss -- and yet, on the day my mom died, my friends showed up for me. Their simple acts of kindness spoke volumes, and taught me that I don't have to have eloquent words or a solution to a problem in order to make a positive, meaningful impact. If you're wondering how to be a good friend during hard times, I hope this story from my own experience will be a blessing and an encouragement to you....


Christ at Home in Me {Guest Post by Katie M. Reid}

  I am so excited to welcome my dear friend, Katie M. Reid, to Heading Home today. Katie has been such a blessing to me in recent years, always with a brilliant idea or timely encouragement to share.     Katie's first book, Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done, releases this summer and I can't wait for you to read it!   This book really challenged and convicted me in all the best ways, and helped shift my perspective on grace and my identity as a beloved daughter of God.   Read the first chapter and pre-order Made Like Martha here.  ...


Citizens of Heaven {Guest post by Alice William}

Have you ever thought about the value of your citizenship? Alice William is our guest blogger this week with a post about what it means to be citizens of heaven, and the many benefits that come with such a title. This post is part of the Heading Home Together series in celebration of the upcoming release of my memoir, A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging. A Place to Land releases April 1, 2018, but you can read the first chapter for free now!     You can also pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Discovery House, Lifeway,...


On Learning to Live with an Eternal Perspective {Guest Post by Christy Cabe}

In this week's guest post in our Heading Home Together series, it's my joy to welcome Christy Cabe, author of Brownie Crumbs and Other Life Morsels. For those who have been following along, this series is focusing on themes related to home, eternity, longing, and belonging, in anticipation of the release of my upcoming memoir, A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging. This post does contain affiliate links to Amazon. That means if you choose to click through and make a purchase, I'll get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you in advance for your support!  As you'll...


Finding Our Place {Guest post by Heidi Wheeler}

This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you choose to click through and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you in advance for your support! *** We're getting closer to the release of A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging! As we lead up to the launch, it's been so much fun to host various guest bloggers here at Heading Home in a series on home, eternity, longing, and belonging. I love this week's post from Heidi Wheeler. I met Heidi in person at a Redbud Writers' Guild gathering at the 2016 Festival of Faith & Writing....


Living in the Borderlands {Guest post by Nicole T. Walters}

I'm so enjoying the posts in this series, Heading Home Together, aren't you? If it's your first time here, I'm running a series on home, eternity, longing, and belonging in celebration of my upcoming memoir, A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging.  This week's installment is no exception -- I'm honored to welcome Nicole T. Walters with a beautiful reflection on home, comfort, belonging, and transition. Nicole wrote these words as she was preparing for a major life transition. She and her family are now serving in South Asia. I loved reading about how much our stories overlap....


Five Years in America :: A Reflection on Missing (and Not Missing) South Africa

Today marks exactly five years since our family boarded a plane with ten overstuffed suitcases to move from Cape Town, South Africa to my hometown in West Michigan. By that point I had lived in South Africa for ten and a half years. My husband and kids were all born in South Africa and had never lived anywhere else. I was going back to the town where I grew up, but it had changed over the decade I'd been away, and so had I. When I think about the fact that it's been five years, I feel mixed emotions. I miss South Africa and her people immensely, yet I'm immensely grateful for the time...


How One Book Can Transform Your Life {The Yes Effect :: Guest Post by Darcy Wiley}

Author Darcy Wiley has had an experience that few of us will have the chance to enjoy. She had the opportunity to co-write a book with Luis Bush, including fascinating stories about believers around the world. Darcy says that listening to and learning from the stories was transformational. Although we might not get such an in-depth opportunity to immerse ourselves into the stories of such a diverse range of people, Darcy is swinging wide the door of invitation. She's inviting us to join her on a journey through the book together, so we can learn, grow, and be challenged and encouraged....


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