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Freezer cooking is for the person who wants to save money, save time, and save their sanity.  Truly!  Whether you are a mother of many, a two person family, or living alone, freezer cooking will benefit your life.  It is hard to get a healthy, wholesome meal on the table every night of the week Read More

Melanie Shankle remembers her grandparents and the way they loved her through the small things. There wasn't a parade or lots of fanfare. It was walking down the street in the afternoon for an ice cream. They made regular moments special because they loved her in them. The small things held meaning. In her new Read More

Huddled together on her couch, I sit and weep with her as she recounts the horrifying moments of survival during the nation’s deadliest massacre in modern history. Christy had gone to Las Vegas with several of her friends to celebrate her birthday at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Shortly after the music started, bullets began Read More

Sally Clarkson is a woman who loves the table. She knows that it can be an anchor for families and friends to gather. It can be a place of tradition. It can be simple or elaborate, but it must always be welcoming and safe. A trusted voice on areas of parenting and homemaking, our conversation Read More

Service is a great antidote for the self centered culture in which we live.  Most of us want to help nurture this in our children, and give them a heart for a world,  but often we don't know where to begin.  How do we start?  What do we do?  Should we help globally or locally Read More

Confident. That’s not a word most of us would use when it comes to sharing about our faith.  Awkward, uncomfortable, and nervous typically would be words we use. But what if God has given you everything you need to talk about your friendship with Jesus in a way that didn’t make you sound like a Read More

It's fall! And for many families that means football. This special episode of The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast features two women with similar stories that surround family and football. In both cases it's about reaching out to a young man, a football player, offering him a safe place to live, and in the process changing Read More

Katie Davis Majors did an extraordinary thing as a young adult. Right after high school she moved from Nashville to Uganda and eventually adopted thirteen girls. Her story was chronicled in the New York Times Best Seller Kisses From Katie. But much has happened in her life since that book came out. She's gotten married Read More

If you've ever wondered if constant exposure to social media is having an effect on teenage girls, the answer is yes.    While we can't be sure of the depth of the impact, we do know that it contributes to feelings of low self-worth, the desire for approval, and perfectionism.  These, in turn, can lead Read More

Under rumpled covers amid dirty laundry piles nearby left for later, he and I rest along side one another's skin. I know him.  And he, me.  I sense his heart when it's vexed with the heavy sting of days unsettling. Decisions.  Directions. Best practices and better intentions lived.  I feel his gladness just the same 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.