Hello friends! I’m off to Q Nashville this week – I’m so excited to hear from the diverse voices and to explore Nashville for the first time! As I finished up last month’s series, Expand, I mentioned that I intended to set aside one post a month to continue making space for women to tell […]
Congratulations to Christine Lee Smith, who won a copy of Abbie Smith’s book “Celibate Sex.” Thanks for reading and sharing the blog!
Wow. I’m overwhelmed as I sit here and consider this month on the blog. It has been encouraging, humbling, exciting, and stretching. Mostly, I feel honored to be entrusted with the stories of the amazing women who’ve shared this month. For some, it was the first time they shared their experience publicly. For others, it […]
Hi Friends, Just a reminder that there are 2 days left to enter into the giveaway for a free copy of Abbie Smith’s book. Share Abbie’s post (Here’s the link: http://jenmanglos.com/2014/03/27/expand-permission-to-let-go/) on your Facebook by March 31, using the hashtag #expandwhm, and a winner will be picked at random. Winner will be notified via Facebook messaging. […]
Isn’t it odd when you meet a person, but don’t really get to know them till after they move away? Well, that’s the case with Abbie and me. We both went through the same grad program, but our paths did not often cross before Abbie finished her degree and moved away. Fast forward to last […]
Let me introduce you to Amy. She’s a fellow red head (I always find that there’s always an unspoken kinship among gingers). But really, we connect because we are pop culture kindred spirits. Our first conversations were about the films we enjoyed…and how we really liked such similar types of movies. The connection was sealed […]
I’m excited to announce a first for the blog…. Wait for it, wait for it…. Are you eager in anticipation? Thursday’s guest writer is also a published author and has graciously donated a book of her’s as a giveaway. Be sure to read Thursday for more details!
Ana and I first connected over poetry. Wow, how many people can you say that about? Let me explain. I’ve known Ana for around 10 years, although purely as an acquaintance. In the last few years our paths have crossed more and more. One night, I was hanging out with her and our common friend, […]
I may have freaked out today’s writer when I first met her. Chelsea came into the Starbucks I worked at during college. I recognized her from church and excitedly started up a conversation with her. It went something like this… “Hey, I’ve seen you at the Vineyard…what’s your name? Cool, you want to visit Africa? […]
Don’t you love getting to hear the story behind the story? I met Amanda at church many years ago. I knew her more from a distance, but always respected her sturdy character and fun, adventurous spirit. She served for many years as director for one of the children’s ministries at church, yet I had no […]
Today’s post is from Deanna. When I first met her, she was returning from a season on the mission field in Africa. In my mind, that made her extra, super committed to God. I quickly found a woman who absolutely loved Jesus, but was also just a regular person. Isn’t it great how getting to […]
I don’t remember meeting Carol. I was too young. Plus, she never lived in the same state I did. But none of that matters when it comes to family. See, Carol is my aunt. We only get to see each other every couple of years, but I always value the times when we meet. One […]