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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

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…

Bible 101

Daylight Savings

We gained a full hour this month in most of the U.S. Magically in the middle of the night on November 1, we doubled…

Life’s Challenges

Refreshments

There’s a phrase in the English language that’s better than most things one can hear in life. I’m speaking, of course, of the statement:…

Life’s Challenges

A proper lament

My teenage son recently joined the ranks of those who can be given the moniker “Brace Face”—the world of orthodontia. This is a painful…

Who is God?

Be still

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the…

Life’s Challenges

Spring in our steps with God

The groundhog never saw this one coming. Longest. Winter. Ever. I live in Wisconsin; we Midwesterners are used to being stuck inside over the…

Life’s Challenges

Three quarantine insights

We’ve been “stuck at home/safer at home” for over a month now, and it feels a lot longer than that. And here are a…

Life’s Challenges

Spread peace

I’m out of toilet paper. This is ridiculous. I don’t even understand why people are hoarding toilet paper, but now I’m regretting that time…

Life’s Challenges

Enough

“I didn’t get enough sleep last night.” “There’s not enough coffee to get me through this day.” “I didn’t study enough for that test.”…

Bible 101

Free gloves

Recently my two older boys attended a youth group event at our church. Before enjoying pizza and a Packers game (two quintessential youth group…

Life’s Challenges

Do not be afraid!

Do not be afraid! Mary, you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a Son, and you will name…