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Hannah Brencher didn't aim to create a global love letter writing campaign. A recent college graduate, she was living in New York City and feeling isolated. She realized writing letters to strangers helped her take her focus off of herself. In her struggle with depression, this focus switch helped her mental health. But when she Read More

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

What if you could learn a tool that would change the way you communicate?  What if you could speak in a way that inspires action and change?  Would you be interested?  Us too.  That's why The Sisterhood invited Dr. John Trent to come on the show to talk about a time-tested communication tool:  word pictures Read More

Shannon Polk is a modern day Renaissance woman. An attorney, a nonprofit consultant, and most recently an associate pastor, Shannon combines head work with heart work. We'll hear how Shannon lives an integrated life as pastor, wife, and mother, how her legal training impacts her ministry work, and how racial reconciliation plays out in her Read More

Five years ago, my husband and I brought our firstborn home from the hospital. Like many moms, I soon faced the continual challenge of getting our son to sleep. The advice to “sleep when the baby sleeps” didn’t work when he slept for only random 30-minute stretches during the day and often required two hours Read More

  We are committed to helping you with practical matters in your life here at The Sisterhood, so we like to offer suggestions and help on financial health, knowing that this is an important need.  As summer approaches, many of us dream of vacations and memorable experiences with our friends, family, and children, but the Read More

New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Bevere, joins The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast in a one of a kind interview. We talk about her newest book Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions. Lisa explains how she establishes fences (not walls) in her own life to ensure she has clarity of mind and purpose Read More

Last week my five-year-old daughter announced that one day she’d sit the bench as a judge, gavel and all. But she boasted only four years of life last week, and this week she acquired a fifth. “Now that you are five, do you still want to be a judge when you grow up?” I asked Read More

'Tis the season for....ORGANIZING!  Is anyone else getting the spring cleaning - throw it out - organize every drawer in the house- bug?  Us too.  That's why this week the sisterhood is hosting Morgan Tyree, a professional organizer, to talk about tips and tricks for organizing the various sections of our homes. This organization will Read More

" Sherri Crandall is a woman willing to walk through the doors God opens, even if she's not quite sure what's waiting for her on the other side. Her most recent move took her from a place she loved to a place God had been preparing for years. As doors have opened she has seen 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.