The Miracles of Quiet

The Miracles of Quiet

Quiet time. It’s a description. A noun. A command. A miracle, really. I’m not sure when the phrase “quiet time” became defined by the perfect chair illuminated by the perfect light at the perfect time of day, flanked by the journal that has the perfect paper to...

The Unlikely Friendship of Grief

The Unlikely Friendship of Grief

Pain is a strange companion of ours, whether we like it or not. There’s pain in our very welcome to this world, we fall and scrape our knees as we learn to walk, baby teeth have to be pulled in order for permanent teeth to show up and do their work. Seeds must shatter...

Perfumed by Faith’s Fire

Perfumed by Faith’s Fire

She wasn’t always called Aunty. Her grandfather named her Romawii, which means “beautiful treasure” in her native language of Mizo. Her grandfather was one of the first Christians in her northeastern India homeland, and he delighted in traveling to villages to share...

Mary: A Life and Voice Devoted to Her Messiah

Mary: A Life and Voice Devoted to Her Messiah

GET TO KNOW THE STORY:  Mary, the mother of Jesus, was at a wedding feast in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited and were there.  When the wine was all gone, Mary said to Jesus, “They don’t have any more wine.” Jesus replied,...

To Take—and Give—Courage

To Take—and Give—Courage

Just then a woman who had hemorrhaged for twelve years slipped in from behind and lightly touched his robe. She was thinking to herself, “If I can just put a finger on his robe, I’ll get well.” Jesus turned—caught her at it. Then he reassured her: “Courage, daughter....

The Friendship of Grief

The Friendship of Grief

I woke to the song of mourning doves. Their soundtrack seems a part of the landscape here in the Texas Hill Country, along with the buzz of locusts on hot summer afternoons and the chirp of tree frogs in the scrub that separates our home from a fairway often inhabited...

Wings of Thanksgiving

Wings of Thanksgiving

There is a scar on the wall of our garage. Few will ever see it, even fewer know its significance. It emerged slowly, like color bleeding through whitewash on the wall of an ancient building. As the wall continues to yield to the gentle impact of a small gate, the...

Ronne Rock
Ronne Rock weaves themes of transformative hope and grace-filled leadership into everything she shares on page and stage. An award-winning marketing and communications executive in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, she offers expertise about creative leadership with faith-based organizations. Ronne is a regular contributor to Orange, and her practical insights are featured monthly at QARA, a digital publication that empowers 20-somethings to discover their True North. She writes regularly about the impact and influence of women on communities and culture. Her words are found in Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives and the For You, Love series of responsive devotionals. Her book, One Woman Can Change the World, publishes June 2020 (Revell). Ronne also invests her time telling stories that change stories with Orphan Outreach, a global ministry dedicated to serving orphaned and vulnerable children in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. When she’s not working in developing countries, you’ll find Ronne in Texas with her husband, Brad, and rescue mutt, Princess Wilhelmina Pearl. Their son and his family live in Arizona (which she believes is much too far away). Connect with her on Facebook or Instagram. You'll always find her at @RonneRock.

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