MOPS is talking friendship, neighborhood, and community this month. They let me tell some stories of Renewal Church. Thought I’d share them with ya’ today… Ten years ago, my husband and I started playing soccer and helping kids with their homework at an apartment complex in our Chicago suburb. One afternoon, we overheard a police…

March 22, 2017 by Aubrey Travis Sampson

Catherine McNiel survived her children’s preschool years by learning to find beauty in the mayhem. Now, she writes to open the eyes to God’s creative, redemptive work in each day. The author of Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline (NavPress, 2017), Catherine cares for three kids, works two jobs, and grows…

March 5, 2017 by Aubrey Travis Sampson

Well, it feels like a big announcement to me! I am thrilled to announce that my second book, Game Changer (current working title), — a book on hope and lament in seasons of doubt and difficulty — will be out with NavPress in early 2019. I’ve actually been praying for the opportunity to work with the…

February 14, 2017 by Aubrey Travis Sampson

Need to reclaim wonder this year? I certainly do. I recently wrote something for Hello, Dearest (the MOPs blog) on my new self-discipline of wonder – “Wonder Walks”:  When I was eight years old, my mother placed a book in my lap and told me to read the entire thing by the end of the…

February 3, 2017 by Aubrey Travis Sampson

It is my favorite time of year! What I love most about it is the concept of Shalom- that we see glimpses of wholeness in the peace, wonder, and yes – even magic – of Christmas. I wrote about Shalom for MOPS recently, and thought you might enjoy. May you experience moments of wholeness as…

December 16, 2016 by Aubrey Travis Sampson

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Aubrey is passionate about empowering women of all ages to experience freedom from shame. An author, speaker, and church planter, Aubrey lives and ministers in the Chicagoland area with her husband, Kevin. She is also a mom to three young sons.

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