Identity in Christ

Identity can almost feel like a buzzword in both secular and Christian circles these days. So much so that it begins to lose meaning and even importance. Our senses become dulled to its very notion. I assure you, however, it is important—and if it’s not to you, it should be....

The Art of Remembering: Finding God in Our Suffering

In this episode, Leah Andrade shares her incredible journey of discovering God’s goodness, faithfulness, and redeeming power in her life through her journey as an immigrant from Guatemala as a young child. When Leah became a single mom unexpectedly, an older woman befriended her, stirring a passion and desire someday...

God-Given Tension

It’s a little unnerving when a book of the Bible gets all up in our business. Reading through Solomon’s realizations in the book of Ecclesiastes is like having someone put words to deeply felt truths and insecurities. It’s at once an uncomfortable exposure and consoling company. The author sums up...

Becoming Interruptible with Deidre Braley

Deidre Braley is a Title 1 teacher and instructional strategist at an elementary school in Maine. She enjoys leisurely breakfasts, throwing dinner parties, and writing for her blog The Second Cup. She also writes for Truly Magazine. In this episode, Deidre talks with Truly Co Podcast host Lindsay May about...

The Gift of Mentoring

I sat teary-eyed at my laptop, frustrated and concerned about some friendship struggles my daughter was having. Carefully, I crafted an email asking my associate pastor’s wife if she had time to meet. “I’d love to get your advice,” I typed.  She responded the next day, and soon I found...

Unifying Our Hearts To God with Monica Ritchie

In this episode of The Truly Co Podcast, Monica Ritchie and Lindsay May talk about the importance of understanding God, scripture, and our belief systems. Our belief systems are a vacuum. If we don't fill them with something, our belief systems will be filled for us by the world around...

The Prescription for My Pain

“Mom, I don’t want to do this,” she pleaded through tears. “You have to, love,” I said. “This medicine will help make you well.” My daughter, ten years old at the time, had developed a skin infection all over the back of her legs that required antibiotics to treat. We...

Everything you need to know about writing for Truly magazine

Are you a writer? Are you interested in submitting content for possible publication in Truly magazine? Or, are you just curious about how each magazine issue comes to life? This episode is for YOU! Editorial Content Director Brianna Gray and Publisher Lindsay May will be talking about something unique to Truly magazine in this...

Seeking Answers

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (Psalm 16:11). The phone rings. It’s just the eye doctor. I send the call to voice mail and surrender to tears. Please, Father. Give me...

Women’s Health And Empowerment Across The Globe

This week, HER (Himalayan Entrepreneur Resources) US co-directors Krystal Gail and Rachel Skoog speak about their groundbreaking project serving women in Nepal on this episode of The Truly Co. Podcast. This episode is a testimony of what can happen when everyday women take a step of faith. Rachel Skoog is...

When Intentionality Disappoints

When Intentionality Disappoints A call to reexamine our expectations of friendships. By Nadya Ivanova The house had been cleaned, the lemon squares had been baked, and soon, my roommate and I would be hosting our biweekly ladies Bible study. Two hours before we were supposed to start, though, the messages...

Making Sense of Scripture with Rachel Smith

We're thrilled to welcome Rachel Smith to The Truly Co podcast on this week's episode. Rachel is a Truly magazine writer, with articles included in Truly's leadership and unity issues. In addition, Rachel is a Midwest mom who doubles as a Master's student at Pillar Seminary and is passionate about...

Loving Others Well through Simple Acts of Generosity

An email landed in my inbox with a simple request to provide a meal to a family in need. My instant reaction: “I am too overwhelmed to add another task to my plate.” So I did nothing. My decision didn’t sit well as the days went by. I know the...

Meet Truly Magazine’s Cover Artist For The Intentionality Issue

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Truly magazine's intentionality issue cover art, and the artist's inspiration. Artist Courtney Feia is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and shares her journey of staying grounded in her faith through creative works. Courtney is a lifelong multi-disciplinary artist working out of her home studio in...

Breaking The Comparison Cycle with Julie Fisk

Julie Fisk left a 15-year-career legal career to follow her childhood dream of becoming an author. She has co-authored six books, including The One Year Daily Acts of Friendship Devotional. Together with her co-founders of the Ruth Experience, Julie connects with thousands of women online through the journey of seeking and living...

Partnering in the Pruning

    The Holy Spirit often speaks to me in metaphors throughout my everyday. I like to think of it as our own little personal language and way of communicating. Recently, while taking a walk with my daughter at the tail end of the summer, I noticed my window boxes...

Cultivating Healthy Boundaries Featuring Lucrecia Slater

In this episode of The Truly Co Podcast, host Lindsay May chats with Lucrecia Slater, social worker, veteran, and author, about her article in Truly magazine's unity issue, "Cultivating Healthy Boundaries." After serving in the military for 13 years, Lucrecia Slater chased her passion of becoming a published author and...

Difficult Season, Same God: How God Sustains Us In Our Pain

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a hard season wishing it would just go away? One day in March, my husband, Frank, came home from work complaining of feeling ill, but we both wrote it off as him needing rest and hydration. As the days passed, it...

Three Promises To Remember When You Feel Inadequate

As a kid, I used to wear my mom’s high heels and clomp around the house. I remember wondering if I’d ever grow into her shoes. It seemed like I’d never become an adult. When my mom was my current age, she had three kids and was pregnant with a...

Trusting God During Devastating Seasons

In this interview, Lindsay chats with Heidi Rausch, the first female youth pastor at Cedar Valley Church, about what to do when facing an unexpected crisis. Heidi is a wife, mother, and full-time youth pastor, as well as an entrepreneur. At just 26 years old and becoming a new mom,...

Behind The Scenes with Truly’s Editorial Content Director, Brianna Gray

Get an inside scoop into The Truly Co’s team culture and a sneak peek at what’s coming up for Truly in 2021. In this episode, we’re chatting with Brianna Gray, Truly’s Editorial Content Director. Learn more about Truly’s history and how our internal team helps bring each magazine issue to...

Introduction to The Truly Co Podcast with Lindsay May

Welcome to The Truly Co Podcast Lindsay May is the founder of The Truly Co and publisher of Truly magazine. In this introduction episode, Lindsay shares the heart behind Truly and what you can expect in the episodes we share on the podcast. Our goal is to provide encouragement and...

What We Know for Sure

What We Know for Sure By Deidre Braley How can we deal with uncertainty in our lives when fear is taunting us from every angle? We curl up into the arms of God our Father, who promises that he will carry us, bear us, and rescue us. Though the future...

Living with Certain Uncertainties

Living with Certain Uncertainties By Shiloh Gideon-Sjostrom “See you later,” my friend said. “God willing,” I responded. She turned around and gave me a strange look before leaving. I had repeated the “God willing” response to good-bye the way I had done all my life. That happened more than twenty-five...

The Truly Co on Leadership

Our February issue of TRULY Magazine focuses on leadership. In the issue, we interviewed five women on the Truly team to learn about their leadership styles and preferences to give our readers insight into our leaders and contributors and to give you inspiration in your own leadership. This is a...

Truly Magazine: The Leadership Issue Introduction Video

Our hope is that you are able to understand that you are a leader, that you hold God-given influence in this world, and that you are able to see part of yourself in each of these women. Each of the models on our cover issue are leading in different...

Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20 By Shiloh Gideon-Sjöström It’s that time of year when we mentally gear up to answer questions along these lines: What are you looking forward to this year? What do you hope for in this next decade? What does your 5-year plan look like? We are taught from...

Don’t Miss the Moment

Don’t Miss the Moment by Adriel Anderson Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him...

What Makes Prayer Powerful

What Makes Prayer Powerful by Elle Stahlhut Roetzel What does powerful prayer look like? Would you feel the earth shake? Would your enemies fall to the ground? Would a booming voice come out of heaven saying, “I have heard you. Now step aside as I perform everything that you just...

Powerful prayer is not about you and what you are able to do; it’s about the power that lives inside of you.

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Breaking Taboo for Breakthrough in Nepal

Feminine Hygiene Training in Nepal by Rachel Skoog Christmastime 2017, I sat on the couch, drinking a large mug of steaming chai tea, chatting with my friend Hannah. Hannah is from Nepal and grew up in a hostel where she and hundreds of other young girls received education, food, and...

Activate Hope through Goal Setting

Activate Hope through Goal Setting by Adriel Anderson Have you ever considered how the placebo effect points to tangible consequences of hope? When the simple belief that you’ve received effective treatment (when you haven’t!) leads to actual improvement, it’s clear that hope changes things. Researchers have even found that high-hope...

Shedding the Shackles of Unconscious Bias

Shedding the Shackles of Unconscious Bias by Shiloh Gideon-Sjostrom There was a dramatic moment in the college class I was teaching. We had been discussing bias, racism, and ethnocentrism when a student stood up and gave the rest of us his opinion on the matter. “Why do we need to...

Social Media Detox

By Jodie May I quit Facebook, and I am much happier. Sure, social media can be exciting. But it can also create poor habits and grow into your source of dopamine, the “feel-good hormone.” It can become your outlet to find joy, and eventually, it corrupts your idea of what...