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Why Body Image Is a Spiritual Issue

I’m grateful you’re here. I believe healing is available for us. I believe our culture is ripe for revival as it pertains to seeing our bodies in light of God’s ...

Your Body Is Not a Trophy

Trophies are funny things. We’re supposed to feel a personal sense of achievement because of some fake gold plastic thingamajig purchased from an online catalog? Note that my distinct lack ...

What Size Was Eve?

(It’s Not What Matters)In all of my reading and study of Scripture, I’ve never found a verse that states God measures people by how they look. Instead, when the full ...

Breaking Free from Body Shame: Hope and High-Waisted Jeans

Do you remember the first time you encountered someone whose perception of her body was not in line with culture in the best way? The first time you met someone ...

What Kind of Woman?

Editor’s note: The following excerpt is from one of our favorite books of this past year. It is powerfully insightful, it is fun and inspirational, and it is filled with ...

Tenderness

And now, here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to start all over again. I’m taking her back out into the wilderness where we had our first date, and ...

You Are the Girl for the Job: Let’s Quit

GROUP STUDYWELCOME NOTE FROM JESS (2 MINUTES)Leader, read Note from Jess aloud to the group. Friends! I am so excited to be with you, to grow with you, over the ...

Worship on a Mission

We don’t have to look too far to see beautiful, vibrant examples of people who took God at His Word regarding their respective missions, because they’re literally everywhere. But I ...

Your Weakness Is Real

God Has the Last Word in Your WeaknessYour weakness is real. But I don’t believe in blaming or hiding, unless it’s in the Cross of Christ. As we take steps ...

Let’s See Other People

Do you love personality tests? I love personality tests. Myers-Briggs, DISC testing, even the one that classifies you as an animal (I’m a lion, by the way). My favorite two ...

A Passionate Life

When the hour came, Jesus and His apostles reclined at the table. And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. ...

Take Patience Too Far

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. — Genesis 50:20The story of Joseph in ...

Take Vulnerability Too Far

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. — 2 Corinthians 4:7VULNERABLEA few years ago, I ...

Dance Stand Run: Let’s Go Back

It’s okay if we’ve had some misconceptions about grace, holiness, and mission. But it’s time for us to go back to the beginning of our faith and sort them out. ...

Even If You Don’t Know a Lot About the Bible

Give us today our daily bread. — Matthew 6:11My short-term memory and my long-term memory could not be more different. I can remember minute details of stuff that happened in ...

Even When You Don’t Feel Near to God

You are near, LORD, and all Your commands are true. — Psalm 119:151I always used to ask God to be near, but recently I’ve tried to shift my prayers a ...

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Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table with Louie Giglio

Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table with Louie Giglio

You don’t have to let negative thoughts control your life! Join author and pastor Louie Giglio and learn to win the battle of your minds and find peace and security in any circumstance or situation. Reserve your spot now and receive free access to 6 study videos and other free Bible study resources. Study starts 9/12!