Dear Reader, 

Imagine the family that lives to the right of your house. Now the one to your left. Let’s throw the family across the street in there, too. Let’s change locations. Think of the people you work with, the ones that you like and the ones that are more, ahem, challenging. Picture the baristas at your coffee shop, the guys you play poker with, the ladies you watch the Bachelor with (no shame). 

In a nutshell, that is your sphere of influence and your mission field. Our Father sent his Son, and now He sends us. Once we start thinking of ourselves as Sent, we view those around us differently. You were sent into that office, that neighborhood, heck, that poker game to be the light, the hope-bearer, the good news proclaimer. 

Please do not get a megaphone and a large cardboard sign to strap on your body. That is not being a light, and people will want to hit you with their car. Be the encourager, the truth-teller, the need-filler, the companion to the mourner. 

Shed light in dark places.
Milady Griffin, Editor-in-Chief

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand,
and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light
shine before others, so that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. 

Matthew 5:14-16


Part&Parcel Team

Milady Griffin
Editor in Chief

Leah Sellers
Community Editor  @sellfam03

Parker Hathaway
Director of Marketing

Kara Gehret
Food Editor • @karagehret

Allie Peach
    Food Editor • @allieruth
    Owner of AllieRuthDesign

Luke Richison
Website Administrator


Melissa Calhoun @melissamcalhoun • Jordyn Gehret @jordyngehret   Cate Kolonis @catebeth

Andrea Brown • Jake Gehret • Jason Brown

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