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Shelly Esser

Shelly Esser

Shelly Esser has been the editor of Just Between Us for the last 25 years. Additionally, she was actively involved in women’s ministries for 20 years, is an author, and has served on the Board of the Pastoral Leadership Institute. She and her husband have four daughters and a son-in-law, and live in Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Immanuel means "God with us"! Let that reality sink in and give you hope today and as you look to the coming year. more

Christmas

What do you need to be thankful for in your life? Nothing is more pleasing to God than a thankful heart. “…in everything give thanks” (Phil. 4:6). more

Gratitude

The secret to defeating comparison is to simply remember that God wants to use you in the place of His calling - a place that only you can fill. more

Self Esteem

What happens when healing doesn’t come, the pain doesn’t subside, the circumstances continue for years? Each day is a new day to respond faithfully to God because faith that moves forward triumphs. more

Tough Times

Why does it take us so long to learn the art of keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus? Behold Him! Learn to focus on Jesus instead of all the problems in you life. more

Relationship with God

God chose to have a stranger love me through prayer, and it changed my life. Who today needs to be carried on the wings of your prayers? more

Prayer

The secret to handling stress lies in taming our hearts and abiding in Christ. more

Emotional Health

We’re not good at messy faith are we? We can say we love the poor, the broken, the messy, but when it requires we do something that is uncomfortable, we pull back. more

Community

God prefers us to be open about our pain and suffering. He doesn’t want us crying alone in the dark. It’s okay when the needy one is you! more

Ministry Life

Life, especially life in ministry, is full of challenges and disappointments. But that doesn't have to take away our joy. more

Ministry Life

Use the gift that God has given and laugh! It’s good medicine for your soul. more

Spiritual Health

Somehow, we need to display God’s grace to others as we forgive. more

Marriage Advice

An adoption journey continues as two sisters return home to Ethiopia. more

Inspirational Stories

Taking up the ministry of burden-bearing and inviting ourselves into the sacred places of another's pain helps them to carry the load. more

Community

God calls us to genuinely care for and serve those people He has personally assigned to us. So how do we become women who care? more

Community

Grammy-award-winning artist Laura Story talks about finding God’s blessings when our world is shaken. more

Inspirational Stories

Whatever contentment issues you face, God desires to give you all the strength you need to live a contented life. more

Emotional Health

We have to be willing to minister to those God sends our way. more

Community

We can face every stage of life, dealing with uncertainty of things to come, knowing that God goes with us! more

Relationship with God

Four women candidly share very different personal experiences with spiritual warfare in their own lives. more

Spiritual Health

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Melissa Spoelstra

  • Run for Your Life

    Run for Your Life

    Running is usually a mark of a coward, but sometimes God calls us to flee. When Potiphar’s wife tempted Joseph daily by inviting him to sleep with her, he learned to stay out of her way. more

Melissa Spoelstra
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