Author Archives: JillSavage

Quote of the Week

“Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.”   … Continue reading

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The Power of Purpose

I remember the day well. I’d just found out I was pregnant with our third baby. I’d been a stay-at-home mom for five years but the plan was for me to use my music education degree as soon as child … Continue reading

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It’s a Facebook Party!

What do Dr. Kathy Koch, Sally Baucke, Crystal Paine, Dr. Todd Cartmell, Julie Barnhill, Linda Dillow, Kendra Smiley, Dr. Juli Slattery, and Angela Thomas all have in common? They (and many others!) are all going to be speaking at the … Continue reading

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Is There Really Sex After Kids?

Sex…I could go the rest of my life without it!” I said to my husband, Mark, as we drove up to the bed-and-breakfast we had reserved for a two-day getaway. “I have no desire. I’m so tired, and I can’t … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“You may not be in an ideal situation, but you have an ideal God!”                                                     … Continue reading

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Today’s guest post is from Dr. Todd Cartmell, a speaker at our upcoming 2014 Hearts at Home North Central Conference!   You don’t want to miss Dr. Cartmell, Dr. Kathy Koch, Crystal Paine (aka Money Saving Mom) Angela Thomas, and … Continue reading

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Five Steps To Hear The Heart of Your Spouse

In August, I attended the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit and heard an excellent session by Joseph Grenny, one of the authors of Crucial Conversations. While the session had wonderful takeaways for leadership conversations, I couldn’t help thinking that it … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Worry and worship cannot exist in the same space. One always displaces the other. Choose worship.”                                                 … Continue reading

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And it’s curly!

So many of you have walked through my breast cancer journey with me.  I am so grateful for your prayers, your encouraging words, and your efforts to cheer me on on the hard days! I’m feeling more like myself every … Continue reading

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How To Leave Well

As a former pastor’s wife, I’ve wanted for a long time to write a post titled “How To Leave A Church Well.”  When I look back on our 20+ years of church ministry, the biggest pain points were connected to … Continue reading

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