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So Long Normal: What's So Bad about Normal?

INTRODUCTION Leader, read this section aloud to the group: Have you ever tried to grab your breath on a cold morning? It may seem like an odd question, but it’s ...

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 ...

Interpreting Dreams with God's Wisdom

In one of the most disturbing dreams I have had, I walked into the prayer room at my ministry and it was dark. That wasn’t altogether unusual because during the ...

Persisting in Prayer

An Execution and a Rescue Acts 12 tells the incredible story of Peter’s supernatural deliverance from prison. He gets thrown into jail for his faith in Jesus, has a public ...

Power of Your Words

Editor’s note: Let’s make 2023 the year of doing family devotions together. It doesn’t have to be every day, or a particular time of day. Whatever works for your family ...

Make Lemonade (Good News for the Sour Seasons)

Read Psalms 115–118 When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. This is a popular phrase encouraging a person to make the best out of the difficult situations we experience in ...

When God Is Silent

Prayer Desolation I stood under the dim streetlamp, staring at my phone. Flight canceled. Not rescheduled. Canceled. I stuttered my excuses to a disinterested Lyft driver, closed the backseat door, ...

Raising Voices Together: Unified Prayer

Powerful prayers are unified. Why? Because God longs for His people to come together in prayer: If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray ...

Where You Go, I Go

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be ...

It’s a New Day

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. —  James 1:17 NIV Hi, friends. ...

Our Witness

Scripture in This Session John 15:26–27, Hebrews 11:4, Acts 1:8 Welcome to session 2 of the Jesus Followers Bible study! We continue our study discussing Scripture about Our Witness. In ...

Grace for the Mess

For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and His gift of righteousness, for all who receive ...

When You're Not Doing-Just-Fine-Thank-You

A year before Mum’s death, I was sitting in a departure lounge waiting for my flight to board when that dreaded announcement graced our ears: “The 3:30 p.m. flight to ...

I Am Provided For

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more ...

Caregiving: To the Community of Faith

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in ...

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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!