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Plant a Garden

Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom. — Song of Songs 2:15 A couple of summers ago, I planted ...

A New Way to Relate

The Enneagram helps us to see the way we relate, but Jesus transforms the way we relate. No one who encounters Jesus ever stays the same. I’m not referring to ...

How the Root of Insecurity Is Tied to Your Identity

I leaped out of bed when the alarm signaled it was time to wake up and hit the pavement. Ten minutes later, I was outside pressing “start running” on my ...

Ultimate Contentment

Faithful God, Help me to learn the secret of being content in any and every situation. I realize that contentment- training is a challenging process — learned through enduring a ...

God Will Help You Get Through Grief

We don’t discuss graveyards to brighten our day. Cemeteries aren’t typically known for their inspiration. But an exception was found in a graveyard near Bethany. And that one exception is ...

What’s the Best Way for Parents to Discipline Their Children?

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. — Proverbs 22:6 One of Sandra’s most brilliant moments of ...

Boundaries: Guard Your Heart

We were created to be who God designed us to be, to love who God calls us to love, and to accomplish what God tasks us to accomplish. That is ...

Bedtime Liturgies That Help Us Rest in the Work of Jesus

Failure and Grace in the Story of God In a very real sense, parenting is one long process of revealing who you are. And usually that is not pretty. Perhaps ...

Facing Doubters, Deniers, and Defenders

To understand John 3:16 — indeed to understand Jesus — this title is required reading: “... one and only Son...” For God so loved the world that He gave His ...

The Myth of Righteous Anger

When you are angry, do not sin, and be sure to stop being angry by the end of the day. — Ephesians 4:26 NCV So, overall, how does Scripture, which ...

Risk: Get Out of Your Safe Zone

Mr. Risk-Taker In the work God has given me through the years, I’ve had to make a lot of difficult decisions. Left to myself, I might have erred too often ...

The Age Old Question: Did God Really Say?

One minute, I was on a high of living my best life now! I had it all — my good ol’ boy husband, Justin, who would take a bullet for ...

The Dangerous Prayers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King Jr. is widely regarded as American’s leading advocate for nonviolence and one of the greatest leaders in world history. Dr. King led the American civil rights movement ...

Ways to Build Bridges When the World Wants Us to Choose a Side

Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance… — Proverbs 1:5 Have you looked around recently and wondered how the world became so ...

Accept the Gift of Himself

I had heard about You before, but now I have seen You. — Job 42:5 TLB It all happened in one day. One day he could choose his tee time ...

Emotions of Grief

Editor's note: Grief that comes with loss is overwhelming. Emotions are so heavy, we can stagger beneath the weight. Scripture becomes even more precious during bereavement because we remember that ...

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Free Easter Bible Study!

Free Easter Bible Study!

You're invited to walk where Jesus walked! Join the In the Footsteps of the Savior online Bible study in the weeks leading up to Easter with best-selling author Max Lucado and get access to 6 study videos & other free bonuses to help you along the journey! The Holy Land is waiting for you... Study starts 3/6!