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Choose Joy as a Choice to Love

Debbie’s teenage daughter, Taylor, wasn’t feeling well one Sunday morning. No fever — she was just a bit tired and feeling punk, as my mother used to say. So Debbie ...

Captivating: The Heart of a Woman

GROUP STUDY“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman.” ~ Tammy WynetteWelcome!Welcome to Session One of Captivating. If this is your first time together as a group or there are new ...

Warrior Princesses

“Me, a princess?” “You are the legal heir.” “I never lead anyone.” “We will help you to be a princess, to rule. If you refuse to accept the throne then ...

An Abrupt Turn

“St. Patrick’s Breastplate,” a powerful prayer attributed to Saint Patrick of Ireland, begins in this way: I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief ...

The Heart of a Woman

Think about the women you meet at church. They’re trying to live up to some model of femininity. What do they “teach” you about being a woman? What are they ...

Captivating: Healing the Wound of Our Feminine Hearts

I didn’t know just what was wrong with me, Till your love helped me name it. – Aretha FranklinDown those old ancient streets, Down those old ancient roads, Baby there ...

Warrior Princesses

“Me, a princess?”“You are the legal heir.”“I never lead anyone.”“We will help you to be a princess, to rule. If you refuse to accept the throne then the kingdom will ...

Captivating: All Women Are Called to Mother

To MotherAs large as the role is that our mothers play, the word mother is more powerful when used as a verb than as a noun. All women are not ...

A Joyful Christmas

I love Christmastime. I love the way everything, from trees to parking lots, gets dressed up in shimmery lights, bows, and evergreens. I love the kindness of strangers that seems ...

Pray When You Are Hemmed In

Why did God curse Eve with loneliness and heartache, an emptiness that nothing would be able to fill? Wasn’t her life going to be hard enough out there in the ...

Captivating The Real You

Watch the Video for Lesson OneThe Heart of a WomanWhat does it mean to be a woman? What is my calling in life? What does God value? What does He ...

Unwavering: A Reason to Celebrate

INTRODUCTION Group leader reads aloud these opening words from Stasi: I love to celebrate. I love birthday parties and baby showers, holidays and homecomings. But I especially love Christmas. Except ...

Cultivating Joy

When I was young, I thought that following God and being a Christian would lead to a life that was kind of easy, filled only with happiness and free from ...

Defiant Joy: Greener Grass

He makes me lie down in green pastures. — Psalm 23:2The tree was moving. There was no wind, but the leaves were fluttering with life. It was as if it ...

Where, O Death, Is Your Sting?

A note from Stasi: As we grieve with and pray for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, the persecuted church around the world and all those in hard situations ...

Be Kind

I was browsing in a second hand shop a few months ago when I came across a throw pillow with a butterfly on it that I really liked. I picked ...

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!