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Missy Martens

Missy Martens

Missy lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband, Jon, where they own and run Copper State Brewing Company. She homeschools their four active children, oftentimes at the brewery, and they somehow keep learning in spite of her. Missy loves witty banter, adventures of all sorts, and coffee . . . lots of coffee. And Jesus . . . lots of Jesus.

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Living My Faith

“Because you say so”

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God….

Life’s Challenges

All the marshmallows

Have you heard of the famous marshmallow experiment? In the 1960s, a Stanford professor tested hundreds of children ages 4-5 by sitting them down…

Who is God?

Holy, holy, holy

I learned a new word the other day. I fancy myself to be a word nerd with a decently large vocabulary, so this doesn’t…

Prayer

Prayers and answers

“Lord, help.” “God, please . . .” “How long, Lord?” “Make it clear, Jesus. No, even clearer . . .” I don’t know if…

Taboo

Sex Ed. Ed. (i.e., How to talk to your kids about sex)

Let me set the scene for you: I was a first-year teacher, straight out of college, freshly married, and getting into the groove of…

Bible 101

Two lies and a truth

There is a game played at team-building events and slumber parties alike called Two Truths and a Lie. The idea is to learn more…

Living My Faith

Freedom!

It’s almost here: the day the United States celebrates its freedom from the tyranny of old King George and Mother England, and we do…

Living My Faith

How does your garden grow?

When we lived in Minnesota, we had a huge garden—I’m talking 40 feet of asparagus, 20 pepper plants in pots, rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, a…

Bible 101

To forgive or not to forgive: A case study

Two men. One an Old Testament prophet, chosen by God to preach repentance and mercy to a tough crowd. One a New Testament believer,…

Friends & Family

Doing life with others

Depending on how you view it, we just enjoyed/endured one of the most romantic/lamest holidays of the year, and I’m not referring to Presidents’…

Living My Faith

Foolish wise men

Wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his…

Living My Faith

Teaching kids to live generously

Here’s the scene: Mall atrium. Mall Santa sitting on a puffy red chair surrounded by world-worn, shady-looking elves. Long line of squirmy kids accompanied…