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Welcome to “Your Stories”!  


Everyone loves a good story—especially a God story. We are so excited to provide you with a place to do just that… tell your story.

Here you will find women, just like you, sharing their personal stories and experiences as a way to comfort and inspire you on your own journeys and faith challenges. As you read, we pray you will be encouraged to trust God through whatever troubles you face, find contentment to help you embrace your circumstances, and ultimately find the peace only God can give you. 

As C. S. Lewis wrote, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” May this spot on our website provide you with God’s megaphone to encourage you where you need it most!

We invite you to share your God stories, as we at Just Between Us continue on our mission to encourage and equip women around the world for a life of faith.  

Blessings,

Shelly Esser, Editor 


We value the inspirational and encouraging stories posted as part of our Just Between Us online community. The views expressed in each story are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the ministry of Just Between Us.



Elizabeth Wilder shares how God showed her that service is joyful - even when volunteering as the barely adequate fruit salad lady. Read more

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We are never alone - Jesus is with us. He promised never to leave us nor forsake us. And, since He knows our hearts, He knows the parts that are missing. Read more

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In life, do you struggle with “who’s in control”? Christine Morrison shares how she learned to trust God and hand “all things” over to His care and control. Read more

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God sometimes takes us on unusual journeys of faith. Some of us find we are not the stereotypical pastor’s wives, and for us “eclectic ones” - that’s okay! Read more

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You can change the atmosphere on those difficult parenting days! Dana Hemminger shares how she was reminded of the power of prayer and the promise of Jesus. Read more

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Despite the discomfort of ministry turbulence, Gwen North shares how you can have “the peace that passes understanding” in your journey as a pastor’s wife. Read more

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Kimberly Cotton, who struggles with fibroids and infertility, shares how praying without ceasing can lead to acceptance and hope in all circumstances. Read more

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Jennifer Terry shares how she decided let go of her past injuries and forgive as God forgave her; allowing anger and hurt to be replaced with peace and joy. Read more

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Are you in the season of singleness and feel ashamed or embarrassed at being single? Donna Duckworth shares how she learned to trust God’s plans and His timing. Read more

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Rachel MacKinney, a missionary in Napali, shares how God answered her prayers for protection. "My God sent his angel and shut the mouths of the lions" AND snakes. Read more

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A reminder that, God, who can use two complete strangers to touch each other’s lives and accomplish His purpose, is so much bigger than the problems we face. Read more

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Kathy Eckermann shares how psalms, hymns and songs are not just for worship, but can bring you comfort when you need it most. Read more

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Natalie Wilson came to the realization that if Jesus could change her heart, then He could surely change her mind; helping her leave the anxiety behind. Read more

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Cherry Schwulst doesn’t know the solution to the puzzle of addiction, but she does know that with God all things are possible! Here's her story. Read more

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Christina Ray Stanton, a 9/11 survivor, shares her story and how God provided and revealed to her a new hope and a new future. Read more

Unfortunately, church wounding is all too common. If you have been hurt by the church, here are some thoughts that may help you process your pain to re-engage. Read more

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God is gracious. He forgives us and gives us second chances in situations because He loves us. It’s up to us to accept and embrace those second chances. Read more

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The glorious reward of belonging to Christ will always add up to more than whatever we’ve had to sacrifice. He has proven to be enough. You can count on it! Read more

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Christine Morris shares her story on how the Lord used a taxi ride in Greece to show her the key to finding peace - even in the unknown. Read more

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We all experience moments of weakness and attempt to hold our burdens high. But what if we surrendered our weights to God, the strongest of all? Read more

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