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Husband and Wife Team Interviews

Interview with Ben and Silje Dean

Ben and Silje Dean

  Have you ever thought about working with your spouse, but have maybe just needed a little faith or inspiration? Welcome to another blog post where we feature husband and wife teams that are doing life and work together. This time, we’d love to introduce you to Ben and Silje Dean. Ben is from the United Kingdom and Silje is from Norway. They met in Redding, California, USA and have a beautiful family. They are the founders of By The…

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Husband and Wife Team Interviews

Interview with Steve and Wendy Backlund

Interview with Steve and Wendy Backlund

  For our very first husband and wife team interview we’d love to introduce you to Steve and Wendy Backlund. Steve and Wendy live in Redding, California and they have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, a dog named Duncan, and cat named Mister Mittens. The Backlunds were senior pastors for seventeen years before joining the team at Bethel Church in 2008. Steve and Wendy have a special heart for senior leaders of rural and smaller churches. They have a message that ignites…

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Our Story

Our Engagement Under the Fireworks

Jason and Chelsea at Pier 39

  “Our Engagement Under the Fireworks” was originally written and posted in 2008 on a wedding website that we created before we got married. We were inspired to repost it here on our blog after posting Our “Coffee Shop Romance” Story. Maybe you’ve read it and would like to read it again or maybe this is your first time–hope you enjoy “Our Engagement Under the Fireworks”…   The Location of Our Engagement We went down to San Francisco on the fourth of…

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Harmony,Our Story

Our “Coffee Shop Romance” Story

Our "Coffee Shop Romance" Story

  Our “Coffee Shop Romance” Story was originally written and posted in 2008 on a wedding website that we created before we got married. We were inspired to repost it here on our blog on this day (July 24th, 2016) as we celebrate our 6th year of marriage. Maybe you’ve read and would like to read it again or maybe this is your first time–hope you enjoy our “coffee shop romance” story…   While reading our story feel free to listen…

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Resources

Download 2 Free Audiobooks with Audible 30-Day Free Trial

Download 2 Free Audiobooks with Audible  30-Day Free Trial

  Are there two books that you’ve been wanting to read (or listen to), but you just haven’t had the time to get to them? Perhaps we have your solution! It’s simple really, you can listen to those books in your car, on your walk, or at the gym–you name it. Even better, you get two free audiobooks just by signing up. Maybe you don’t have two books that you’ve been wanting to read, but you know the value of…

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Resources

18 Biblical Promises to Speak Over Your Life

18 Biblical Promises to Speak Over Your Life

  Need a boost? Need some courage and renewed strength? Declarations are great way to build your faith and lift your spirit. And in Psalm 107:2 it says, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so…”   Go ahead decide to give this a go for a month or so and see for yourself the power of declarations. Declare these “18 biblical promises to speak over your life” on a daily basis to build your faith and to increase your expectancy…

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How to Start a Blog in 20 Minutes

How to Start a Blog in 20 Minutes

  Have you wondered how to start a blog? It’s most likely because you have something that you want to share and maybe you’ve heard that having a blog can be a great way to do that. Perhaps it’s because in the near future you would like to write and publish a book and you know that’s important to have an audience to share that book with once it comes out. If you’re anything like us, maybe you’ve realized that…

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Exploration,Our Story

We’ve Recently Moved Back to Redding, California!

We've Recently Moved Back to Redding

  Hello everyone, after knowing for quite some time that we would be moving in an upcoming season, we’d like to announce that we’ve recently moved back to Redding, California! This is where we met at a local, downtown coffee shop called Breaking New Grounds and also where we both attended Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (for those of you that don’t know). It’s good to be back on our old stomping grounds! 🙂 This is the city where we…

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6 Easy Steps to a Smarter and More Fun Way of Traveling

6 Easy Steps to a Smarter and More Fun Way of Traveling

  Are you planning a trip and searching for better prices on flights, car rentals, and hotels? We, just today, came across this really awesome social travel site that uses the power of crowd sourcing so that you can get the best prices on your flights, car rentals, and hotels.     Are you interested? It’s called CarryOn.   Here are your 6 Easy Steps to a Smarter and More Fun Way of Traveling.   Step 1: Join 🙂  It’s free…

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Authenticity,Perspectives

Take the First Step in Faith

Take the First Step in Faith

  Have you been thinking about doing something new? Perhaps deciding to finally go after your dreams after all, but not sure where to start. Maybe, just maybe, the simple answer is to take the first step in faith and figure it out along the way.     For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a person of belief, having lots of hope, a positivity and out of the box thinker. Some have recognized me and said of…

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