Category Guest Bloggers

Guest Post: Pastor Ed Young

41N3N9iGgCLWe are honored to share with you a guest post from Pastor Ed Young as he shares with us a good word about relationships and accountability. Ed Young is a pastor, author, and conference speaker noted for his creative communication style. As the founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church, Ed has deep a passion for making the complex, simple as he speaks truth to people in ways they can understand and apply to their everyday lives. In addition to leading Fellowship for the past 25 years, Ed has written 15 books on church leadership and Christian living.

“What did THEY influence you to do that you would not have done if THEY hadn’t been around?”

Think about that question for a minute...

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Guest Post: From the Pit to the Pulpit by Emily Rose Massey

Emily Rose MasseyPsalm 40

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.

“You are NEVER too far gone for God to use you!” I want to shout from the rooftops almost on a daily basis.

As someone who has experienced the radical love and grace of my Heavenly Father, I want to break the lie over others that they have seriously disappointed God because they have lived less than a holy standard...

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Guest Post: Keys to Forgiveness by Renee Fisher (and Giveaway)



Five Keys to Forgiveness
Renee Fisher

I’m here to tell you that you need to let it go. Forgiveness is key.

Maybe your fears are right–maybe you’re not good or strong enough to forgive. But God is. Instead of indulging in your fears and hesitation any longer, choose reconciliation over despair, forgiveness over hatred, and freedom over bitterness. Jesus stands there waiting to help you take that first step of faith over the past.

Let Him help you take away your number-one fear. Because, believe it or not, you can forgive!

Here are 5 keys to help you process through any unforgiveness in your life.

1. Forgiveness is personal.

It can feel like you’re rippin...

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Guest Post: Becoming Myself by Stasi Eldredge

I am excited to share with you today a post from the lovely and fellow Kansas girl Stasi Eldredge. Some of you may be familiar with her amazing book, Captivating. She is now on the cusp of releasing her next work called Becoming Myself: Embracing God’s Dream of You.

Becoming Myself is a hope-filled book for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change—if she will ever change. In Stasi’s most intimate book yet, she shares her own struggles with self-worth, weight, and her past as she shows how God is faithfully unveiling who we truly are. For me personally, this has been a valuable read.

You can download Chapter 1 and/or you can order your own copy today (releases August 1, 2013).

And enjoy what Stasi has to say below.

Crystal Renaud
Founder, WHOLE/DGM


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Guest Post: The “M” Word

Our guest post today is from the fabulous Kait Wright. She has a way of speaking truth with some much needed humor… ’cause sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves. I hope her words, her vulnerability, and her delightful candidness speak to your heart. – Lauren


I’m going to talk about something severely uncomfortable today if not a bit risqué, so here is your warning in advance. It is a secret discomfort we ache for. A seduction we shove under the covers and pretend doesn’t exist, where it continues to lure us, to ensnare us, to deliver what we oh so often think we need or deserve.

Masturbation. I’ve said it.

(If anyone has been struck by lightning, please contact the nearest emergency center immediate...

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Guest Post: Porn on Paper

It is my prayer that on this day that we in the United States celebrate our freedom as a nation, that you would also celebrate a newfound freedom from the burdens of addiction and other strongholds.

Please welcome our friend Melanie McGaughey as she shares with you her own freedom story today.



Porn on Paper by Melanie McGaughey

Sex was not a word I ever remember hearing in my house growing up, yet it was in that very house that I got my education—not through my parents, but under the cover of darkness. Tucked into a forgotten cabinet, a worn-out cardboard box taught me more than I’d ever wanted to know.

Unbeknownst to my parents, as a teenager, I’d discovered soft-core pornography in the form of romance novels—the mass-market pa...

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