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Many of us confuse hospitality and entertaining.  We think that practicing hospitality equals a picture perfect table and gourmet food, and we end up feeling insecure and inadequate when our reality doesn’t match the magazine spreads.  But what if true welcome was more about servanthood than performance? In today’s interview, Jen Schmidt joins the sisterhood Read More

My screen has been filled with First Day of School pictures lately: children wearing carefully chosen first-day outfits and proudly holding signs that identify which grade they are entering. One recent post stood out because the mother, Amy, is my friend. She took pictures of her four children who were starting in various grades. Hope Read More

Patrice Gopo’s story takes her around the world and back. From Jamaica to the U.S. to South Africa with some Zimbabwe, Spain, and more thrown in, her ciruitous route is not just evidenced in her passport, but in her career path as well. We don’t want to give it away, but there is some romance Read More

Books, especially those that are well written and crafted, have power.  If we allow, they can shape our thinking, mold how we see the world, and impact how we interact with others.  When we read about true heroes, we learn how to become one.  When we watch a character weather challenges, we find out what Read More

“ “On the other side of our fear is our purpose.” Founder of the socially conscious fashion brand Noonday Collection, Jessica Honegger is a world changer by anyone’s standards. Though she has a built a business from scratch, she doesn’t always feel brave. Quite the opposite, she feels scared. But she does whatever is set Read More

At The Open Door Sisterhood we are committed to cheering women on as they walk through the doors God is opening for them. From our blog posts to our podcast interviews, to our annual mastermind retreat, we push all things toward this aim. We are creating a cheerleading culture. Not one of splits and acrobatics Read More

It’s time to hit the books. If you are sending kids back to school, (or are the student in your house), the change from summer-mode to school-mode can be drastic. Podcast hosts Alex and Krista help us think through routines that will help families make that adjustment. Both moms of four kids, they cover everything Read More

Most of us are all to familiar with the feeling of being overwhelmed.  Whether it is due to our own decision making, unexpected news or events, or financial or emotional strain, this is a topic we intimately understand.  The problem with this state of mind is it takes us out of the game.  We succumb Read More

One Thursday afternoon, I headed out to Australia for a ministry trip, flying first to LA and then waiting some 5 hours during a delay. To bide the time, I chatted it up with my husband, Evan, back in Denver. He was to have accompanied me but surgery on his ankle about a month prior Read More

  Are you about to send your child off to college?  Or are you anticipating that time in the near future?   Author Carol Kuykendall is back for the second episode of this special two-part series where we discuss the joyful and complicated nature of letting go of our children as they move through the Read More

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Katherine Scott Jones is a writer, editor, soon-to-be-published novelist, and forever book enthusiast. Wife to one cool engineer and mom to two miraculous kids, she writes to make a world of difference one story at a time. Katherine launched her writing career in freelance, which led to novel-writing, where she discovered her passion for story. As a Christian, her love for *story* springs naturally from her love for Jesus because He loved stories: imaginative, ground-breaking, life-changing stories. She is former president of the Northwest Christian Writers Association, and for three years taught memoir writing at Highline Community College. Katherine loves Jesus, great stories, black coffee, red wine, world travel, film scores, BBC movies, and daily walks with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing, she’s chauffeuring kids to jazz band or ballet and volunteering for World Vision. She lives near Seattle, where she enjoys the rain, especially when it involves a cup of tea, a good book, and one small, gray cat.
Need help or have a question? Email Katherine at katherine.scott.jones@gmail.com.