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Q & A with Amie Dockery

Mar 24, 2021

I’ve been an admirer of Amie Hayes Dockery for many years and for many reasons. To me, she has always been the picture of humility in action. She carries an air of dignity and grace that is always punctuated with a fiery determination to push through difficulty, fight against wrong and stand firmly for truth. I love […]

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Make the Change

Priscilla | Mar 11, 2021

Throughout the 1990’s, one of my favorite weekend activities was renting movies from Blockbuster Videos. This chain of businesses had locations that stretched across the entire country to offer cinematic entertainment long before online streaming became a thought in our minds. My friends and I would make a night of it: order pizza and sodas, […]

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Q & A with Ruth Chou Simons

Mar 03, 2021

Do you have a creative side? Our next Spotlight Blog Series guest certainly does!  Artist Ruth Chou Simons uses her creative gifts to share the Gospel with paint and brush. She is the founder of GraceLaced Co., an art and lifestyle brand that exists to tell the good news through collective, meaningful, and truth-filled products! You can […]

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Fire from Heaven

Shannon | Feb 16, 2021

It’s February 16, 2021, and I’m writing to you from the outskirts of Dallas, TX. It is 3° outside and there are inches of snow on the ground. We’re in a power cycle to manage electricity throughout the area, and my electricity has gone out more than twenty times in the past twenty-four hours. The […]

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Q & A with Trent Shelton

Feb 10, 2021

Pain is for a purpose, and our next interviewee knows this better than anyone.  My little brother Jonathan introduced me to Trent Shelton many years ago, and I’ve been intrigued by his passion and mission ever since. Trent was a college football standout but his NFL dreams were cut short and he was left with […]

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Q & A with Kevin and Melissa Fredericks

Jan 20, 2021

Years ago, I ran into a video clip circulating on the Internet that made me laugh so hard I thought I might never recover. I soon discovered that the comedian behind the hilarity was Kevin Fredericks, aka @KevOnStage! He and his wife, Melissa, aka @MrsKevOnStage, have supported one another’s individual endeavors for 13+ years of […]

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Beyond the Horizon

Shannon | Jan 14, 2021

2021, we made it!  But, what now? With 2020 came many experiences that rocked us. We were taught to adapt to unforeseen circumstances, to roll with the punches. Our faith was challenged as we yielded in surrender to God. The events of last year, and those that have bled into these first few weeks, should […]

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A Very Merry Christmas to You!

The Going Beyond Team | Dec 17, 2020

Can you believe 2020 is coming to a close? What a year this has been! As this year closes and we journey into yet another year, our prayer for you is that the blessings of Christmas bring you an abundance of hope, peace and joy. We pray that you and your loved ones see and […]

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Q & A with Paige Clayton

Dec 02, 2020

Jerry and I met Paige Clayton nearly fifteen years ago when she moved to Nashville to work as the Director of Adult Live Events for LifeWay. Since then, we’ve worked closely with her to curate conferences for women. I’ve watched her, along with her team, host gatherings with upwards of 20K women from different denominations, […]

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Finding Gratitude in 2020

Nov 19, 2020

Have you ever heard of a Gratitude Jar? It’s a special jar that holds slips of paper with statements of gratitude. The idea is to write down something you are grateful for and place it in the jar for safekeeping. It serves as a reminder of all that God has done and is doing in […]

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