The Summer 2013 Praise and Coffee Magazine, Our Last Issue

The Summer Praise and Coffee Magazine is here!

Click here to read: Summer 2013

It’s filled with great articles by amazing women. The topic is freedom, and we tackle it from all angles.

Freedom from our past, freedom to forgive, freedom from debt and more.cover summer 2013

Our last issue…

It was a little harder to press “publish” on this magazine. As you will read, it is the last magazine for an undecided amount of time. I tell you about the decision on the last pages of the magazine.

We’ve had three great years publishing this magazine! I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who submitted articles and poured their hearts out on the pages over the years. I’ve met some wonderful ladies along this journey and connected with women that have become friends in real life.

My focus is shifting and I have some other projects that have been calling for my attention for a long while and I’m hoping I can make some forward motion in those areas now.

The topic of “Freedom” was decided before I decided that this would be the last issue, but it is quite fitting. I don’t mean to say that I’m ‘free of the magazine’ because I’ve loved doing it. Loved it! But it is freeing to know that it’s ok to lay down something you love doing when you do it while trusting that God is leading you and has other things on the horizon.

It’s easy to go with the flow and once a system is started, just keep moving but the past few years I’ve learned to enjoy the fluidity of a relationship with Jesus. The message stays the same, but the vehicle changes. Freedom brings peace, but it often has to be fought for. We have to fight the voices and disappointments of others. Don’t expect everyone to love or understand the changes that God calls you to do.

But bravely step out, or step back, whichever you’re feeling the tug to do. Peace is the signature of a walk with God. I did not say quiet or calm or even easy, but I said peace, that inner sense that you’re on the right track and the contented rest that comes with trusting the Father’s love and leading.

I hope that even this move to stop publishing the magazine will encourage and inspire you to follow close to what God lays in your heart because His ways are always better than ours.


Here are some of the article pics if you would like to Pin them for us! And we would love it if you did!

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It’s here! Summer 2012 Praise and Coffee Magazine

We hope you enjoy it and we’d love it if you share it, tweet it or pin it!

Radio, Magazine and Online, a 3 Part-er!

Part 1:



It’s Tuesday so that means that it’s time for my “Real Moms of West Michigan” post!

And I have to tell you, I phoned this one in, literally!
I was in the parking lot of a MOPS group in Coopersville waiting to go in and speak to the group as I shared this with Tommy and Brook.

Today I talked with Tommy and Brook about one simple word: remember.



Remember what it was like to be little.
Remember the things you worried about.
Remember how it felt when you mom was too busy or always on the phone.
Remember how it felt when mom and dad argued.
Remember how it felt when you parents took you somewhere special.
Remember how it felt when your parents cheered for you!

Sometimes it helps to put ourselves in the place of our kids and think about how they feel, it just might help us to be a better mom.

Remember, simply remember.

To listen to the segment, click on the Star 105.7 tab.

Part 2:

The Spring Praise and Coffee Magazine is out!
We focused on moms this issue so we have some great articles and encouragement for mothers.

Also some great stuff about marriage from Sheila Gregoire and Lori Byerly!

And some wonderful fashion input from Andy Paige, yes THE Andy Paige that you’ve seen on the TODAY show and TLC and heard on Star 105.7!

We hope it connects, encourages and inspires you!!


And Part 3:

Don’t forget to join us for our online Praise and Coffee Night this Thursday!

To join us, click on this link at 7pm EST or 7pm PST:
Online Praise and Coffee Night Webinar

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