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Unshakeable: Distractions

The Main Thing ‘My food,’ said Jesus, ‘is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.’ — John 4:34 Distractions. We all face them ...

Prayer: Run to God

If the avenue of prayer keeps us anchored in an intimate relationship with God, then perhaps when we find our communication with God becoming less frequent, less prioritized, less transparent, ...

You Know You've Drifted When... You Stop Gathering and You Start Isolating

There is a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected and one isn’t. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes. ~ Henry Cloud*The Community of the ChurchEverything I grew up thinking about ...

The Winning Side

This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. — 1 John 4:9God uses ...

Champions Find God’s Strength in Their Own Weakness

It would be so much more comfortable if God would keep us in our “strength zone,” wouldn’t it? But God keeps thrusting us into our “weakness zone” because it is ...

Divine Delays

Divine DelaysNot only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4For the past several years, ...

Go Find Some Darkness

Every day, there are situations in our normal routines that require us to be the light of Christ in the midst of utter darkness.Every day, there are people crossing our ...

The Pain of Disappointment

We all land in heartbreaking places at some point in life, feeling sad, alone, and perhaps drained of our courage to hope again. The reasons can be a miscarriage, like ...

When the Unexpected Exceeds What You Imagined

Who Am I?More than a decade ago, when Nick and I first began researching the possibility of establishing an anti-trafficking organization, we were given a terminal prognosis: impossible. The feasibility ...

Expect the Unexpected

IntroductionKirk and Ashleigh were in their late twenties and already knew the heartbreak of bad news. After three years of tests, procedures, and tears, they sat with the doctor as ...

A Prayer of Trust

As you move forward embracing all the unexpected adventures God has for you, I invite you to pray the following prayer. Pray it in faith, boldly, courageously, and with a ...

When the Unexpected Betrays

Forgiving Freely Loss is the uninvited door that extends us an unexpected invitation to unimaginable possibilities. — Craig D. JonesboroughI once had a dear friend whom I loved wholeheartedly and ...

Praying When the Unexpected Disillusions and Hope Wanes

Hope Is an Act of DefianceI don’t know where your hope is struggling. Maybe your beleaguered hope is for… A loved one to be saved A child to come home ...

When the Unexpected Interrupts

Living ExpectantlyTrue stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed. ~ Tom ...

When the Unexpected Requires Risk

Stretching Beyond It’s strange how new and unexpected conditions bring out unguessed ability to meet them. —Edgar Rice BurroughsKeep Your Eyes on HebronHebron was a desert region rich with history ...

An Invitation to the Unexpected

An Invitation to the UnexpectedTo expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. – Oscar WildeFor my fiftieth birthday, Nick gave me the greatest gift ever. He invited 150 of ...

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The Women of the Bible Speak Online Bible Study

The Women of the Bible Speak Online Bible Study

Discover how four women mentioned in Jesus' family tree--Tamar, Rehab, Ruth, & Mary-- changed the course of history in this special Advent study through The Women of the Bible Speak Workbook, based on the best-selling book by Shannon Bream! Sign up now to claim your spot and get a free bundle of Advent resources just for signing up! Study starts 11/28!