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ROFL

During a recent Holy Week a cross with the mocking sign ROFL (a texting abbreviation for “rolling on the floor laughing”) was placed on Cross Campus at Yale. It stirred ...

Walk on Water

He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. — Matthew 14:29“I went to the woods because I wished to ...

In Between Despair and Joy

So far as we know, there has only been one day in the last two thousand years when literally not one person in the world believed Jesus was alive.On Saturday ...

What’s Water-Walking?

There is something — Someone — inside us who tells us there is more to life than sitting in the boat. You were made for something more…. There is something ...

Hope Is Faith Waiting for Tomorrow

Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. — C. S. LewisWe all are hopers. We are creatures who cannot stop wishing. We are four-leaf-clover collectors. ...

Learning to Wait

When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. — Matthew 14:32Waiting is the hardest work of hope. ~ Lewis SmedesWaiting patiently is not a strong suit in American society.A ...

Focus on Jesus and Don't Look Down

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday’s from Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this week’s devotion from John Ortberg.Jesus immediately reached out His hand and ...

Training Vs. Trying

The Truth About Spiritual Disciplines Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ. — Dietrich BonhoefferImagine a group of people coming to your home and interrupting your Twinkie-eating, TV-watching routine ...

The Life of Prayer

Desperate people pray. They pray without thinking about it; they pray even if they are not sure who they’re praying to or if anyone out there is listening at all. ...

God Is Talking. Are We Listening?

Prayer involves an odd paradox in our day. Almost everyone talks to God. Newsweek magazine noted that in a recent survey more the guided life Americans said they pray in ...

Be Human

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday featuring Devotionals Daily audio devotions. Enjoy reading as well as listening to your devotional today from The Me I Want to Be ...

Private Prayer Is Your Soul Alone with God

Jesus prayed. We are told that when He was baptized,as He was praying, the heavens openedand the Spirit came upon Him. The flow of the Spirit is closely connected to ...

Joyful Confidence in God: The Dark Night of the Soul

When God Seems SilentBecause the soul is the deepest expression of the person, the soul is the place of greatest pain. We do not speak of the dark night of ...

The Power of Connectedness

God uses people to form people.That is why what happens between you and another person is never merely human-to-human interaction — the Spirit longs to be powerfully at work in ...

You Can Have The Life You've Always Wanted

Success in any field requires work, practice, dedication, and the ability to learn from setbacks. When something is worth our effort, we throw ourselves into the task. What makes us ...

The Soul: This Tiny, Fragile, Vulnerable, Precious Thing about You

We each have an outer life and an inner one. My outer self is the public, visible me. My accomplishments, my work, and my reputation lie there. My outer world ...

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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!