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Ordinary Mornings, Extraordinary Grace

From His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace — John 1:16 Today, take note of what brings you gladness. That which gives you pause or causes you to ...

Believe in Your Dream

Your dream may seem crazy, but it’s yours. Believe in it. You may have dreams of tens of millions, or you may have dreams of ten. No matter what your ...

From Panic to Peace

The Burden of Fear I will fear no evil. — Psalm 23:4 NKJV It’s the expression of Jesus that puzzles us. We’ve never seen His face like this. Jesus smiling, ...

Queen Vashti & Esther

Queen Vashti Therefore, if it pleases the king, let him issue a royal decree and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media, which cannot be repealed, ...

Dead. Or Not Dead.

I hate death. I hate it intensely. ~ Ray Ortlund, Tweet, June 2022 The original title of this, the opening chapter of a book on a serious subject was, “Yucky. ...

The Wisdom of Firsts

The First Hour, the First Day, the First Dime I feel it is far better to begin with God, to see His face first, to get my soul near Him ...

When You Jump into a Pit

You Can Jump In  Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. — Psalm 19:13 You ...

Husband

ISH ִאישַׁ Ish is the Hebrew word for “husband” in Hosea 2:2, 16. The word ba’al in the Hebrew Scriptures can also be translated “husband” (as well as “lord,” “owner,” ...

Walk Away from Worry

Imagine your whole life untouched by worry. What if faith, not fear, were your default reactions to threats? Envision a day, just one, absent the dread of failure, rejection, and ...

When to Walk Away: Follow Jesus' Example

Jesus walked away from toxic people and let them walk away from Him. We can learn to follow His example. INTRODUCTION For the first fifteen years of their marriage they ...

Prayers for Dads

Prayers for Dads I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. – Romans 1:16 Lord, by ...

Advent Bible Study: Studying the Bible During Christmas

Advent is a time of thoughtful anticipation and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. This opportunity allows us to focus on the Scriptures, stories, and prophecies ...

Show Faith Through Actions, Not Just Words

“Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” It’s reported that Saint Francis of Assisi said those words when asked by others how a person should express his ...

The Cure for Disappointment

The Cure for Disappointment I am the Lord, the God of every person on the earth. Nothing is impossible for Me. — Jeremiah 32:27 We need to hear that God ...

Bear Fruit at Every Age

Maybe you’re old enough to remember when we used an atlas to plan a trip. Then, in the early 2000s, those GPS navigational gizmos came along that we plugged into ...

Don't Fear Weakness

Editor’s note: Bear Grylls is a survivor. You’ve likely seen him on one of his many survival and adventure TV shows, such as Man Vs. Wild, You Vs. Wild, The ...

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Will you be remembered as a Jesus Follower?

Will you be remembered as a Jesus Follower?

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