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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. Lean in with this excerpt ...

Faith Is the Answer to Fear

~ Dominique Sachse So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold ...

Why Jesus Prayed

I look first to Jesus for clues to the mysteries of faith, and regarding prayer He did not seem to share some of my biggest struggles. He never wondered whether ...

Meditate on the Word

Turn to the Bible for inspiration in your meditation.  The concept of lectio divina is an ancient practice of taking a piece of Scripture — a parable, a verse, part ...

Loving Beyond Slander

Years ago, I was slandered publicly on the internet. People said awful things about me and my beliefs, about my work, about what I stand for. And other people believed ...

Attitude Is Everything

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. ~ Oscar Wilde During a difficult season in my life, I asked a mentor of mine if we could have ...

Prayers for Family and Friends

God our Father, You see Your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world. Show them that Your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and ...

Dear God…

Editor’s note: Bunmi is deeply honest with God. She’s funny and poignant. In these often short and sweet, funny, heart-felt, sometimes sad or angry prayers you’ll feel like you’ve met ...

And They Bowed Down and Worshiped Him

On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts ...

What's Necessary This Christmas

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. —Psalm 94:19 ESVEvery December, I get a sudden urge to be festively busy.I suddenly feel like if ...

Time Alone with Jesus

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. — Luke 5:16 Often when I am under stress and pressure, I feel one of my greatest needs is to get a ...

The Spirit Prays for Us

One lesson we learn from seasons of pain, darkness, and doubt is that when we’re hurting,a person’s presence with us is far more significant than any words he or she ...

I Wanted to Pray But Had No Idea What to Say

Darkness Closes InDie before you die. There is no chance after. — C. S. Lewis, Till We Have FacesSudden and tragic loss leads to terrible darkness. It is as inescapable ...

God’s Blessings Just For You: Praying Scripture

The Written Word of GodGod’s Word truly is life-giving, guiding us through the years on this earth and preparing us for eternity. Its divine message is timeless, relevant through the ...

When You Are Confused About God's Will

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to ...

Jesus on Earth

Jesus arrived on earth as a man to show us our true identity, created in His image, and to teach us who the Father is. Quiet Prayer helps bring us ...

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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!