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Road Trip Activities to Engage Kids' Brains

Do you have a family road trip planned this summer? Whether it’s three hours to the grandparents’ house or twelve hours to visit those famous heads on a mountain, the ...

I Will Plant a New Heart

I will plant a new heart and new spirit inside of you. — Ezekiel 36:26 (The Voice) The Big Lie in the church today is that you are nothing more ...

7 Best Practices for Authentic Leadership

I’ve realized a great lesson about leadership: I’m best when I’m being me. Every leader faces a temptation to project a persona rather than be themselves. They think that in ...

This Grace in Which You Stand

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. — Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) Even when we were ...

The Bible Tells Us So

Lord, Your wisdom and Your power are evident in Your Word. No wonder Your Word gives life to Your people! I have never come up with a more powerful way ...

Kindness is a Calling for all Christians

When we were growing up, my sister and I brought home stray kitties and puppies that had missing fur, broken limbs, and in one case, missing a leg altogether. The ...

How Can I Forgive Myself?

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. How often have you heard someone say, “I know God has forgiven me, but ...

Genesis: Born Into an Epic

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. — Genesis 1:1 A Story. An Epic. Something hidden in the ancient past. Something dangerous now unfolding. Something waiting in ...

Wearing His Regal Robe

For years I owned an elegant suit complete with coat, trousers, even a hat. I considered myself quite dapper in the outfit and was confident others agreed.The pants were cut ...

Teach Kids to Love Others Like Jesus Loves Us

When we see people the way God sees them, we look at everyone from a totally different perspective.It takes some effort, some intentionality, to rid ourselves of the hidden veins ...

Goodness Is Not About Trying Harder

Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” — John 10:10 (NKJV) I gave up. I surrendered. I let go. ...

9 Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Summer is the time for playing, relaxing, going on vacation, and watching TV, right? Not exactly.According to a 2001 study from the University of Missouri, kids lose an average of ...

Save Now on Max Lucado

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift—a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen. Save 30% Off Max Lucado books and other resources! Use code MAX30 at checkout. Offer ...

A Full Harvest of Victory

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Scripture Reading— Matthew 13:3-9 Key Verses — Galatians ...

5 Things Dads of Daughters Do to Have Fun

Dads and daughters.Is there anything more precious? Is there any more precious bond?I have the most amazing dad, so my standards were set pretty high from the beginning when I ...

For My Daddy Showed Me So

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. — 1 John 3:16Several years ago Nancy wrote to tell me the deep struggles ...

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Free Online Bible Study by Jennie Allen

Free Online Bible Study by Jennie Allen

What does the Bible tell us about our emotions? Join the free Untangle Your Emotions Online Bible Study and get exclusive content from author Jennie Allen, 6 study videos, and other Bible study resources - all free when you sign up! Study starts 6/10.