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Special Occasion

Diamonds 2023: Seeing the Invisible

Hey y’all! Today, Melissa and Emily are letting the Diamonds Team take over their blog, with a super exciting announcement. Have you ever wondered where God is in the midst of your health challenges? Do you struggle to maintain a solid faith foundation due to pain in your life, or because you’re “different” than other […]

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Special Occasion

Announcement: December Break

We took a break earlier this year, in May, and a lot has happened for both Emily and Melissa since then! We’re taking the month of December off from The Valley ministry to give ourselves–and you–a chance to rest and be refreshed as we spend time with friends and family, celebrate our Savior’s birth, and […]

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Songs on Saturday

Songs on Saturday: It Is Well With My Soul

Scripture tells us that, under the control of the Holy Spirit, we should be “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). May you be encouraged by the spiritual truth in this song! It Is Well With My Soul words by Horatio […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Rebecca’s Story

Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing your story with us! Tell us about yourself! “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin Hi, my name is Becky. I currently live in the piedmont of North Carolina, although I spend my best days hiking in the Smokey Mountains amidst […]

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Songs on Saturday

Songs on Saturday: Nearer, My God, to Thee

Scripture tells us that, under the control of the Holy Spirit, we should be “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). May you be encouraged by the spiritual truth in this song! Nearer, My God, to Thee words by Sarah Flower […]

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Wednesday Writings

One Set of Footprints: What It Means for God to Carry You Through Suffering, Part 2

3. Jesus has suffered as we have…and more. If you’d said this to me during the darkest of my wilderness days, I would have probably gotten very cranky. Sometimes it feels like Jesus is that perfect older brother who does everything right and, more importantly, never does anything wrong. When we lean into that bitter […]

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Wednesday Writings

One Set of Footprints: What It Means for God to Carry You Through Suffering, Part 1

by Jasmine Originally published on http://www.jjfischer.com If you are at least twenty years old, you have probably heard of “Footprints.” There are shorter and longer versions, but the one on my dresser reads like this: “A man dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. He noticed two sets of footprints. However, during […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Erica’s Story

Thank you, Erica, for sharing your story with us! Tell us about yourself! Thank you for the opportunity to encourage others through my story. I’m Erica Baldwin – a wife, mom of one active 10-year-old, and freelance writer/blogger who lives in North Carolina. We also have an international high school student living with us, which […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Leah’s Story

Thank you, Leah, for sharing your story with us! Tell us about yourself! My name is Leah Kaiser and I am a 42-year-old wife and mother to 3 teenagers. We currently reside in Tucson, AZ, but have lived in various places all over the country. I am a former Navy Nurse and currently homeschool all […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Sara’s Story

Thank you, Sara, for sharing your story with us! Tell us about yourself! My name is Sara Willoughby, I’m the author of He’s Making Diamonds, about faith in God in chronic illness. I am also the founder and host of the Diamonds conference, a free online conference for Christians with chronic illnesses, and a Young […]