06.24.2016

An hour before my wedding, I had a very strange request

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

It felt like I had waited forever to have my turn in the Bride’s Room at church. At last, after years of mediocre first dates, awkward “define-the-relationship” conversations and many lonely Friday nights, I was finally sitting in the Bride’s Room feeling like a princess in my beautiful wedding dress glowing with anticipation, nerves and… Read More »

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06.17.2016

The Secret I Found In My Dad’s Bible

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

I spent last week with the The Most Wonderful Father in the world. That’s him. John McKay. My dad. In spite of the super cute golf pose, he readily admits to being a not-so-hot golfer. But he thoroughly enjoys practicing his putting and chipping skills in his back yard and playing regularly with a great… Read More »

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06.10.2016

8 steps to live beyond your daydream

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

When I was young, I dreamed of becoming an astronaut. I decorated my room with posters of space shuttles, collected books about space travel and exploration, studied the lives of female astronauts, and visited NASA as often as I could. But in time, my interest in space began to fade, and it became clear that… Read More »

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05.27.2016

My favorite books for Christian writers (and wannabe writers)

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

The first thing I do whenever I feel the Lord prompting me to tackle another big writing assignment is go to my shelves and grab some inspiration from others who “get me.” When God called me to start writing Woven (the Bible study I’m working on now), I knew I would need constant, biblical encouragement to persevere and… Read More »

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05.13.2016

5 phrases to avoid when God calls you to action

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Following God’s path is wonderful. It is absolutely the best decision you could ever make. But there’s something you should know. When you follow God, he sometimes asks you to do scary things. Big things. Crazy things. Things that are definitely out of your comfort zone. And when that happens, you face a fork in… Read More »

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04.29.2016

Yee-haw! Boot Scootin’ BBQ Slideshow

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

We had so much fun at Priority’s 2nd Annual Boot Scootin’ BBQ last Saturday! Praise God with us  because the final numbers are in and the Lord provided $40,000 in donations via our generous sponsors and partners!!  We are in awe, and we are humbly thankful to: Those who attended, we were honored that you chose… Read More »

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04.15.2016

[Contest] Wanted: your six-word story

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Some say it was Ernest Hemingway who first wrote the famous six-word novel: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. Whether it was the famous American author or not, the allure to compact an entire story into just six words has sweeping appeal. It’s sparked contests, books, websites, memes and countless high school writing assignments. I… Read More »

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04.01.2016

10 unusual places to have your quiet time

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to go to the same restaurant every evening for supper, even if I ordered something new every night. I wouldn’t want to go to the same resort every summer for vacation either. And I wouldn’t even want to look at the same curtains hanging in my… Read More »

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03.25.2016

2 Tools to Prep Your Heart for Easter (especially if you’re stressed)

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

I love Easter. I always have. But somewhere along the way, Easter became . . . well, stressful. It probably started when, as a new mom, I decided to make an Easter outfit for my firstborn son. Several Easters later, I had three boys and no time to sew anything for anybody. Yep, that’s when… Read More »

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03.18.2016

Are you whining or weeping? Three questions to ask yourself

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

The other day, my three-year-old son, Solomon, taught me how to cry on cue. He said, “Mom, if you want to cry, you have to do this.” He scrunched up his nose, squinted his eyes and lowered his eyebrows, then began making fake crying noises. Five seconds later, his face popped back into a smile.… Read More »

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03.04.2016

Why you should schedule phone calls with your friends

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

I opened my calendar and noticed something interesting. In a week and a half, I had four “meetings” scheduled with different friends. One was a phone call resulting from a last-minute “Can you chat tomorrow?” text that I received from a friend in Dallas. Another was a standing biweekly phone call with my friend in… Read More »

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02.19.2016

When a prodigal returns [a true story]

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

[Author’s Note from Emily Ryan: I was thrilled to get to know Emily Craft when we traveled to Israel together for a mission trip. I was even more thrilled when she agreed to let me share her story. If you are currently praying for a “prodigal” – a wayward child, husband, grandchild or friend who is… Read More »

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