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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

Friendship.  It is a word that brings joy to your heart or sadness to your soul.  Or maybe both at the same time. To have a true, safe friend who is on your side and in your corner is what we all long for and desire, but she can be hard to find. Sally Clarkson Read more

As a medical physician Saundra Dalton-Smith knows about healthy living. So when she hit burnout, she knew something had to change. She began to look at what both science and Scripture say about being whole and discovered seven different types of rest are required for a sustainable life. In this portion of The Healthy Way Read more

Is parenting in this day and age difficult? Well, let’s start with the statistic that, currently,  in the U.S. we have the highest numbers of anxiety in kids than any other time in history.  Anxiety, along with depression are at a peak point.  According to the CDC, the suicide rate is triple what it was Read more

In the second part of The Healthy Way series we bring you New York Times bestselling author Karen Ehman to talk about getting healthy in marriage. Karen speaks from decades of experience as a married person. Her themes center around pushing ahead in the mundane and “showing up” even when annoyances are heavy. A realistic Read more

Some years ago around this time, I was asked to pen a holiday reflection for a certain publication. It happened that I was then immersed in a Bible study about the various characters of the nativity story, and Simeon wouldn’t leave my imagination. I think it was because he was, like me, an ordinary believer Read more

Food and fitness can be tricky.  We often find ourselves on either end of the extreme spectrum: too strict and obsessed, or undisciplined and out of control.  The relationship we develop with our bodies matter, and it’s important we give this aspect of health the time and attention it needs to be well. To kick Read more

If you aren’t quite ready for Christmas yet, this podcast is for you.  In this episode we offer last minute holiday hacks that will help you get ready for the big day.  Or maybe you just need some fresh inspiration! Need appetizer or dessert ideas?  They’re in here.  In a gift panic?  We offer an 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.