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Fear God, Live Brave. These are the principles that guide Katie Westenberg’s daily decisions. What does it mean to have courage? Is it the absence of fear? How about the fear of God? What does that look like? Though heavy questions, Katie examines them within the context of her small town, mom of four life Read More

I sat in Bible study one morning listening to the guest speaker deliver her message. She was wired much like me: achievement-driven, independent, high-energy. She talked about her need for affirmation and her struggle to find her identity in Christ. I had given the same talk many times myself. I soaked up her words and Read More

Using meaningful rituals is one of the best ways to celebrate those milestone birthdays that mark a coming of age or “set apart” occasion.  In this interview, Krista explains how her extended family uses rituals to mark two very special birthdays. This episode will spark your creativity and help you think through how you can Read More

From motherhood to work life, Kayla Aimee has had to adapt to unexpected turns the last decade. Her first child arrived very early, a micro-preemie throwing her into the world of NICU mothering. Now a mom to two, Kayla and her husband recently switched roles in the work/home life and Kayla has gone from stay Read More

  Do you ever wonder how the next generation is going to grow up with a healthy view of sexuality?  Do you struggle  talking about sexuality yourself?  Sometimes we want to start conversations with those we love, but we just don’t have the words.  On this podcast we dive into the important and vulnerable topic Read More

Jamie Ivey is a woman on the go. Fellow mom of four, wife to worship pastor Aaron, creator and host of the very popular podcast, The Happy Hour With Jamie Ivey, it’s no surprise she has lots of energy. She also has a refreshing honesty as she talks about her own journey, her struggles (both Read More

Summer is knocking and soon we’ll be opening our doors to this precious time of year. The warm days seem endless when they first begin, but if we don’t guard them, they will slip right through our fingers. With longer, lazier days often comes a laxity in our schedules and lifestyles. Without school-time’s rigid schedule Read More

S-U-M-M-E-R  T-I-M-E!  It’s what we wait for all year long.  We often have high hopes and big dreams for our summer months, yet the reality of unscheduled days can hit hard.  If you have kids at home this summer and want some help figuring out how to do the daily schedule well, we’re here to Read More

What does it mean to be a woman of legacy? To have an impact beyond today? The Open Door Sisterhood is set to equip women to do just that, design a life that has an eternal imprint. And mother/daughter duo Jackie Green and Lauren Green McAfee, of the Hobby Lobby Green family, are on a Read More

  Summer is the perfect time to break out the fishing poles, pop the tent, and hit the trails.  It’s a chance to put the electronics away and open ourselves up to good conversation and creative thinking.  For the first time in Open Door history, Krista’s husband, Erik, an avid outdoorsman, joins her to talk 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.