Posts by Lisa Jansen

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What Is Christmas?

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It seems to me that lately, Christmas is busy and chaotic and there’s never enough time to get everything done.    I’m a single mom to Emma, a freshman in high school. So, I’m busy all the time. I drive...

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Pennies From Heaven

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How many times have you looked down on the ground and seen a penny, nickel or even a dime and not picked it up? Well, after this year, I will never look at a penny the same way again. Fall...

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Free Fall Family Activities

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As you move out of summer mode: vacations, sports clinics and day camps, and into fall, it’s a great time to introduce new activities and routines for you and your family. Fall is the time to breathe in the cool...

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Love In Action

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Love is one of the strongest human emotions in existence. We all need it, feel it, and can give it to others. But what’s the truest form of love? When you put love into action to help others. Mother Theresa believed...

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This Mom Runs On Tea & Jesus

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Let’s face it moms, life as a mom is challenging, refining and also very humbling. Never have I experienced frustration, fear, and exhaustion, more than in my role as a mother. It has pushed me to the brink, made me...

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Watch Church Online

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During the height of the pandemic, I decided to “attend” a church online. I was familiar with Shepherd’s Gate from attending a Bible Study there and decided to “tune in” to see what it was all about. This was definitely...

Love Worth Finding

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I’m not sure where you are on your journey of love, but I can tell you that love is out there and it’s worth finding. Whether you are in a brand new relationship, looking for a new one, are married,...

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How to Stop Human Trafficking

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In 2013 I began my journey of leading a small grass roots organization, the Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP), toward tackling what many say is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time—human trafficking. During the last nine years, we have empowered...