Entries by Alison Cooke

Blog Post – Not So Different

Ginger Gaines I have the privilege of serving as the COO at The Next Door (TND). I came to TND with 20+ years of Business Management experience and a lifetime of being active in my church and serving in ministry with my husband. I always attended Sunday School and church every Sunday morning, Church Training […]

Blog Post – “Way to go, keep it up”

Linda Leathers I committed to myself at last year’s Heroes in Recovery 6K in Leiper’s Fork that I would run the 2017 race. The annual race on Saturday, September 9th is an inspiring and beautiful event that brings together individuals living in recovery – moms, dads, siblings, cousins, friends, and sponsors, to celebrate the recovery […]

Blog Post – Soul Work

Carrie Fraser “Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes! Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it” – 1 Timothy 4: 15 “If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will […]

Blog Post – No One is Able to be Your Personal Messiah

Heather Crane I recently shared with the ladies at a morning meditation out of Paul David Tripp’s New Morning Mercies devotional that we were all designed to live in community with others, but we cannot look to people to provide for us what only God can provide. This illusion that someone – a spouse, a […]

Blog Post – Community

Kristy Pomeroy By definition, COMMUNITY means a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common; a feeling of fellowship with others who share common attitudes, interests and goals. I believe the women at Freedom Recovery Community (FRC) embody those two definitions. They are connected to each other not […]

Blog Post – Women’s Friendships

Carrie Fraser Fifteen years ago I was sitting in an airport on my way to an exploratory weekend at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. There was a woman sitting across from me who was reading a spiritual book. I was reading a similar type book and we exchanged smiles and those airport pleasantries.  We both got […]

Blog Post – Accepting the Women We Are

Juanita “Nita” Chester, RN From my earliest memories I have compared myself to other women. Am I as pretty, smart, skinny, curvy? Does my hair look that good? Are my clothes as stylish? On and on and on. Although some may not be as willing to admit to this bad habit, I think there are […]