CREATE LASTING CONNECTIONS—STARTING WITH HIM.

PRAYER + COMMUNITY

a brand new 52 week devotional //

Would you like to prayerfully examine your relationship with God, with yourself, your family of origin, your loved ones, your friends, your work?

We created this book for you.

Open your heart to God. See how He changes you. The deeper you allow yourself to look at your relationships, the deeper your relationships will become.

Welcome to Loving God, Loving Others: 52 Devotions to Create Connections that Last.

Our Lord wants to draw closer to you.

We wrote this book on relationships to show how God has challenged and consoled us in every twist and turn, and in them, brought us into deeper relationship with Him.

Loving God, Loving Others includes weekly Scripture, reflections, and questions for women who want to understand how to have better and healthier relationships founded on theirs with God.

This book allows you to walk through six rungs of relationship, hearing both sides of the struggle and joy in our relationships with God, ourselves, our families of origin, our loved ones, our friends, and our work. 

Over the course of 52 weeks,
we will walk through these six rungs of relationship:

theme 1:

God //

How is my relationship with God, and how have I accepted His invitation to grow in our relationship?

eight stories in contrasting pairs to examine the relationship which feeds all the others

theme 2:

self //

How do I relate to myself as made in God’s image and likeness?

eight stories in contrasting pairs to examine the way we understand and know ourselves as women of God

theme 3:

family of origin //

How do I define myself based on who and where I came from?

ten stories in contrasting pairs examining the profound impact on how we define ourselves

theme 4:

loved ones //

How do I grow in my capacity to love despite and through the challenges of love and family life?

ten stories in contrasting pairs examining the family we make and choose

theme 5:

friends //

How do those around me reinforce or impact my identity as God’s beloved daughter?

eight stories in contrasting pairs to examine the gift of being known and knowing another person as a friend

theme 6:

work //

How does my work help me give honor and glory to God?

eight stories in contrasting pairs to examine what work and calling are and how they change over time in different seasons of life

Dedicate this new year in 2023 to our Lord, to uncovering your relationship with Him.

At the end of this book, you will be softened to listen to yourself and the Holy Spirit better. You will have insights and confidence to do the work on setting healthy boundaries, receive healing, and trust in your self-worth as given to you by God Himself.

Your questions, answered:

Blessed is She is a sisterhood of women who desire two things: prayer & community. And we are so excited you’re along for the ride.

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At the end of this book, you will be softened to listen to yourself and the Holy Spirit better. You will have insights and confidence to do the work on setting healthy boundaries, receive healing, and trust in your self-worth as given to you by God Himself.

We wrote this book on relationships, opening our hearts and memories to show you how God has challenged and consoled us. Every twist and turn, He is using to bring us deeper into a relationship with Him. 

Open your heart to God. See how He changes you. The deeper you allow yourself to look at your relationships, the deeper your relationships will become. 

Create lasting connections by rooting them in your relationship with God.

The writers of Loving God, Loving Others are Beth Davis, Megan Hjelmstad, Nell O’Leary, Bonnie Engstrom, Sarah Erickson, and Emily Stimpson Chapman with a foreword by Jenna Guizar. Our Theological Editor is Susanna Spencer, MA in Theology.

Nell O’Leary is the managing editor for Blessed is She. She is also an attorney-turned-writer, speaker, and editor, while tending to her husband and five children. She also facilitates Blessed is She community groups around the world, as she loves helping women find sisterhood. Her undergrad degree is in English from the University of Minnesota and her JD is from Ave Maria School of Law. She is an author of Made New: 52 Devotions for Catholic Women.

Beth Davis is a lover of Jesus, a retired youth minister, and the director of ministry advancement for Blessed is She. She is passionate about teaching women how to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus and speaking hope to weary hearts. Her favorite things include being an aunt to her fab five niece and nephews, calling everyone “friend,” and whatever book she’s currently reading. She is a contributing author to Maranatha: The Story of Our Savior and facilitator of The Well Mentorship, a spiritual mentorship program.

Megan Hjelmstad is a wife and hockey mom 24/7 and an Army Reservist in her “spare” time. She adores books, sleep, sunshine, and Colorado’s great outdoors. Megan loves helping women discover their God-given dignity through Blessed is She’s The Well Mentorship program. Megan is a contributing author to the children’s devotional prayer book Rise Up: Shining with Virtue and Maranatha: The Story of Our Savior.

Bonnie Engstrom is a writer, baker, speaker, and homemaker. She lives with her husband and eight children in Illinois. Bonnie is the author of the children’s book Fulton Sheen and the Very Bad Week and 61 Minutes to a Miracle, which tells the story of her son’s miracle that was approved by Pope Francis for the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen. She is also an author of Mystery: Blessed Conversations Study on the Rosary.

Sarah Erickson is an analyst for the Department of Justice. She earned her Master’s in International Security from George Mason University and her Bachelor’s in Politics from The Catholic University of America. Originally from Arizona, Sarah treasures iced oat milk lattes, mountain views, and Saint John Henry Newman. She resides in the Washington, DC, area with her cat, Regina. She is an author of Dwell: Blessed Conversations Study on the Eucharist.

Emily Stimpson Chapman is the author of more than a dozen books and studies for women, including The Catholic Table: Finding Joy Where Food and Faith Meet and These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body, and is the general editor for the Formed in Christ high school textbook series. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and three children.

Jenna Guizar is a wife and mama in sunny Arizona. She loves spending time with her barber husband, her children, and dear friends. After she fell in love with the Lord through deep, faithful friends who prayed and spoke hope into her life, Blessed is She became her mission ground to help women love the Lord more and find deeper friendships with one another. She is an author of Made New: 52 Devotions for Catholic Women.

Susanna Spencer holds a master’s in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and is the theological editor of Blessed is She. She lives with her philosopher husband and four kids in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves reading theology, attending beautiful liturgies, cooking delicious food, and casually following baseball. She is the narrator for Rise Up: Shining with Virtue and Marantha: The Story of Our Savior.

Yes, we believe meeting with friends is good ANY TIME 😉 This devotional will be perfect as a weekly companion to a small group meeting, with reflection questions at the end of every chapter as well.

We are big advocates of prayer + community, and Loving God, Loving Others will help that mission in your life and ours.

Let's open our hearts to Him.

Let's see how He changes us.

The deeper we allow ourselves to look at our relationships with the Lord, the deeper our relationships will become.