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June 13, 2014 By Courtney Reissig
  By Courtney Reissig A few years ago I served as a chaperone for a school trip at the high school where I taught. The trip was filled with the usual high school shenanigans that come with putting one hundred 17 year olds together for a week. It was the highlight of my teaching experience,...
April 14, 2014 By Courtney Reissig
  By Courtney Reissig   The other day I was watching one of my favorite television shows, The West Wing. While the show chronicles the inner workings of a Presidential Administration, what struck me most in this particular episode had absolutely nothing to do with politics. The main character, President Josiah Bartlett, suffers from multiple...
December 17, 2013 By Courtney Reissig
By Courtney Reissig Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a three part series on hope for the holidays. You can read the first post here. Christmas is an exciting and joyous time. There is so much joy brought into our lives this time of year—parties, family, lights, decorations, and even shopping for presents. It’s the...
December 10, 2013 By Courtney Reissig
  By Courtney Reissig For many people the Christmas season is a joyous time filled with family gatherings, way too much (good) food, and an abundance of gifts. But for some, it’s far from the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is only a reminder of what is missing, or broken, or not right....
November 11, 2013 By Courtney Reissig
By Courtney Reissig We live in a culture that celebrates productivity and efficiency. We like to see results. We like to get things done. We like when we accomplish something big. It makes us feel important. At least it does for me. But here is something I’ve learned in my first year as a mommy....
October 3, 2013 By Courtney Reissig
  By Courtney Reissig Like many new brides I entered marriage with rose colored glasses. Prior to getting married I had immersed myself in all things biblical womanhood. I was well-versed in the debates, I knew the biblical passages about marriage, and I thought I had the whole submission thing down. In fact, I couldn’t...