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Hoodwinked: Building Bridges, Not Fences When Others Mother Differently

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. — Ephesians ...

The Prison of People Pleasing

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I ...

A Look at the Lord

When Jesus walked the dusty roads and fields of the Holy Land, He had just as much time as we do: twenty-four hours a day. One-hundred and sixty-eight hours a ...

The Prison of People Pleasing

Session One Memory Verse“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to ...

The High Price of Nice

The act of being nice has been asked of us since we were tots. Who of us doesn’t remember our parents telling us to “play nice” with our siblings or ...

Family Fume: Speaking in Love

One spring day, I sat in my backyard with my friend Suzy and our kids. While we relaxed in lawn chairs, sipping lemonade, a few of the children played on ...

What Would Jesus Say on Social Media?

If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! – Proverbs 30:32Here it is, translated for social media: “If you ...

Laced with Grace

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. — Proverbs 16:24I am such a Bible nerd. Not only do I love to learn the ...

How to Lose Control and Keep the Faith

Cue the Queen Esther is the scriptural role model for how to control what you should and trust God with what you can’t. And, more importantly, how to decide which ...

Squabbles, Spats, and Such: 8 Cues from the Life of Joseph

Just what can we learn from this tale of drama lifted right off the pages of the Old Testament? What cues can we take from Joseph about how we should ...

Talking: Taming the Tongue

The apostle James has more good advice about the tongue.My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to ...

Finding Your Big "Why?"

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven. — Matthew 5:16Video: Finding Your Big “Why?”Play ...

Answering Our Own Prayers

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” — Luke ...

Keep It Shut Bible Study

Sparks, Squabbles, Spats, and Such: Our Words MatterDeath and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. – Proverbs 18:21Editor’s Note: ...

Zip It and Pray!

How to Talk to God Before You Talk to OthersPrayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer. ~ John BunyanWhen ...

Settle My Soul: Martha Martha

You know the drill. When retiring for the night, you have every aim that tomorrow you will carve out time to meet with Jesus. You envision an early morning summit ...

Free Resources

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!