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Walkaway Jesus

Since Jesus came from Heaven to walk among us, Christians tend to think that walking away from anyone, or letting anyone walk away from the truth, is a failure on ...

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 ...

How to Love God Outdoors

The sun cast crystal rays off the water on a late summer day in Birch Bay, just below the Canadian border and about one hundred miles north of Seattle, Washington. ...

When We Can’t Walk Away

When we can walk away from toxic people, we probably and usually should. But when financial necessity, work obligations, family relationships, or even the accomplishment of our God-given mission necessitates ...

To Love and to Cherish

Love is the muscle of marriage. Cherish is the heart of marriage. — Gary Thomas“To love and to cherish… till death do us part.”How many of us said these vows ...

Walking on the Wild Side of Parenting

In our enthusiasm to celebrate children (a good thing), we are sometimes tempted to overlook the key Christian doctrine of original sin. A child can be raised by godly parents, ...

Activists

Loving God Through Confrontation Rob and I had spent the better part of the last hour in intense prayer. I don’t know when I had felt closer to him. We ...

Tending the Garden of the Soul

The Interplay of Our Spiritual Temperaments At least once a week, I’ll want to spend some time going on a prayer walk through the woods. On a regular basis, I’ll ...

Learning to Love... Sacrificially, Passionately, and Crazily!

Dr. John Barger gave an extraordinary address to a gathering of men on December 12, 1987. The address included his testimony of how he had walked the road from being ...

Jesus Said, "Become Like Little Children"

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas – and don’t miss ...

Is Better Better?

In God’s worldview, some values rise higher than comfort and happiness. Consider the most concise verses in the Bible on spiritual formation:We also glory in our sufferings, because we know ...

Sacred Parenting: Perfecting Holiness

Every Day Is Like an Airline Emergency Have you ever noticed the severe discrepancy behind the very few verses in the Bible that discuss the “how-to” of parenting and the ...

Treat ‘Em Like Grandkids

Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, ...

Own Your Choice

“I take thee to be my wedded [wife/husband].” What I am about to say has been considered somewhat controversial. Normally, I’d try to avoid controversy in an inspirational book like ...

Strengthen Your Marriage - Build Contempt for Contempt

Several years ago, returning from a trip, I stepped inside the front door and felt like I had walked every one of the four hundred miles I had just driven. ...

The Eight-Pound Seminary Professor

The Eight-Pound Seminary ProfessorDo not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger ...

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The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

Learn to pray and experience intimacy with God like never before! Join author Chrystal Evans Hurst as we walk through four postures of personal prayer called out in Scripture with the acronym P.R.A.Y. — thanksgiving & praise (P), repentance (R), requesting/asking (A), yielding (Y). Reserve your spot now and receive free access to 5 study videos and other free prayer resources when you sign up. Study starts 10/24!