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When we are going through hard times, we wonder if we will ever recover or be happy again. Our very breath is knocked out of us and we struggle to find the meaning in what we are going through and how it can be used for our good. Kim Walker Smith, founder of the Jesus Read more

The Open Door Sisterhood is growing!  We are looking for some sisters to join our team as we encourage women all around the world to take steps forward and be world changers for good right where they are.  We know that God is leading and directing and we can’t wait to see who He brings Read more

Cari Jenkins is a pastor to people who don’t have one. What does that mean? It means spending time with people, asking lots of questions, listening for God’s voice, and allowing her imagination to be used by God. In this beautiful conversation about growing in faith, Cari gives sisters freedom to look for God in Read more

Real-Life Best Practices for Working with an Editor | by Katherine Scott Jones

Sisters, it has been my joy to serve as your Blog Editor these past couple of years. But for all things there is a season, and the time has come for this one to end. We are passing the baton, and soon we will introduce you to the new editorial baton-holder. Meanwhile, this is my Read more

No matter what age our children are, we never stop being a parent. Yet, when they reach adulthood, our relationships change. We must learn to be healthy in this new, somewhat complicated place of adult to adult. If we don’t make that transition, our children will suffer and so will we. Dr. Jim Burns, president Read more

Shannan Martin says she found her voice in the country and her story in the city. A mom of four, married to a jail chaplain, Shannan spends her days among her neighbors, finding God’s purposes right where she is. An inspiration to all of us to look right around us and see who needs care Read more

You can listen to the interview here You can find Rachel at the following places: http://findingjoy.net http://braveartofmotherhood.com http://facebook.com/findingjoyblog Some Things You Heard on the Show:The Brave Art of Motherhood: Fight Fear, Gain Confidence, and Find Yourself AgainSeattle Pacific UniversityThe Truth ProjectOutliers – Malcolm GladwellKevin Hart – the comedianJessica HonnegerDonald Miller – StorybrandBad Moms – MovieAesop’s Read more

It’s our third annual Things We Love episode on The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Alex and Krista want to give you some of their favorite things these days. From beauty products to books, to wardrobe staples and podcasts, you’ll see what’s in their shopping carts and social media feeds. This Read more

A note from the blog team: We reached out and invited our retreat attendees to share a piece of their stories by way of exploring what it means live out our identities as sisters. Throughout the past year, we’ve shared these sister-to-sister interviews in the hopes that you will recognize a bit of your story Read more

Lisa Leonard’s name has become synonymous with her jewelry design company, Lisa Leonard Designs. Started out of the spare hours of her day caring for her son with special needs, Lisa’s hand stamped jewelry business combined with her blog has grown to a multi-million dollar company with more than 300 employees in five countries. A Read more

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.