Shelly Esser

Shelly Esser

Editor of Just Between Us magazine

Shelly Esser has been the editor of Just Between Us for over 29 years. Additionally, she was actively involved in women’s ministries for 20 years, is an author, and has served on the Board of the Pastoral Leadership Institute. She and her husband have four daughters and a son-in-law, and live in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.



Grace for Caregivers

Ken Tada knows what it means to be a caregiver. For the last 34 years he has been taking care of his quadriplegic wife, Joni Eaerckson Tada, who has not only been bound to a wheelchair for the last 50 years, but who has suffered from terrible chronic pain in the only part of her body that has...



Burden-Bearing The healing power of inviting yourself into someone’s pain. A number of years ago when my oldest was getting ready to leave for college, my youngest, who had shared her room since she was born, was counting down the days of her departure. She was going to be moving into Natalie’s...

Carry each other’s burdens - Galatians 6:2

Finding Joy – Just Between Us

Pamela Piquette and Cindee Snider Re never imagined what purpose God had for a friendship that started in the least likely way. They were initially brought together through their boys who couldn’t get along. Through those encounters, Pamela and Cindee started building a friendship. They were...

Pamela and Cindee feature JBU article

Fruitful in Affliction

For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction. (Genesis 41:52)   Recently my 17-year-old daughter, Anna, sat down at the piano before a room full of onlookers. She sat there so gracefully, so beautiful that no one would have ever guessed the huge medical challenges she was...

For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.

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