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When God Doesn't Do What You Want

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want You to do for us whatever we ask.” — Mark 10:35 The disciples were on ...

When You Feel Like Giving Up

I felt like giving up when I heard the news of my husband’s cancer diagnosis almost three years ago. How would we go on? I didn’t want to walk through ...

Reordering Our Thoughts

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you ...

He Bends Down: He Is Listening

Turn Your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. — Psalm 31:2As I sat waiting for a friend ...

Nourishing Words

The lips of the righteous nourish many. — Proverbs 10:21There was once a monk who, like many followers of Jesus at the time, was looking for a deeper walk with ...

Making Bedtime a Treasured & Meaningful Time with Your Children

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. I had just announced to our four kids it was time for bed. One child, responded that he was hungry. Another with ...

The One Who Judges Justly

When they hurled their insults at [Jesus], He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly. —1 Peter 2:23We ...

Making a Place for God

Several years ago I was roped into trying to read the Bible in ninety days. I say “roped” not because I didn’t want to do it or because I thought ...

Celebrating the Beauty of Creation with Our Kids

The changing seasons are a glorious display of a creative God.But it is interesting to me how quickly we can forget the beauty that surrounds us. Not long ago, a ...

Don’t Waste the Wait

We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. — Psalm 33:20–21Have you ...

Love Anyway

“If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?” —Matthew 5:46Let’s be honest. Sometimes we just don’t see eye to eye with some people in our lives. ...

The Hard Places That Make Us Holy

Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your ...

Helping Our Kids Build Godly Friendships

I’m not a helicopter mom, but I am a protective mom. I freely admit I shelter my kids. Not from everything, but from a lot of things – especially foolish ...

Finding Solitude

After He had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray. Later that night, He was there alone. — Matthew 14:23I had just sat down on ...

Are You in the Desert?

Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your ...

The Missing Vow

There is a missing vow — and it’s a big one! It is the vow to love your spouse with kids in the house.The missing vow has to do with ...

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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!