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real life, a wrestling faith, loving God, our families & our communities

 while daring to change the world

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This place is for you if…

*you want to make a difference in the world while juggling real life

*you love God but sometimes don’t feel traditionally spiritual, or are wrestling with faith

*you don’t feel you have enough to offer in time, resources or position

Yet, despite all of this you still believe the quote,

>>>   though she be but little, she is fierce   <<<

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We believe in:

♥ Wholeness by Life Editing: Letting go of barriers preventing wholeness and finding meaning in the mess.

♥ Belonging & Acceptance for Christian Outliers and Misfits: Embracing the awkwardness and wrestling faith without judgment.

♥ Learning to Love God, Our Families & the World by Elevating Courage with Kindness.

Let’s do this together! Join the #upwardsisterhood

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