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My Two Strange Friends

One day in my midtwenties while studying to become a pastor, I was alarmed to see a suicide note published in the local newspaper. It was written by a pastor. ...

God Is Near

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. — Luke 12:7Never take for granted My intimate nearness. Marvel ...

The Final Reset

For all the justified criticism that has been leveled against the great reset, there is one point the great resetters have right. There is one point we can all agree ...

Doing Important Work

So I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and ...

You'll Get Through This: Are You Hitting the Wall?

Marathoners call it “hitting the wall.” They come to a point where their bodies say, “No more.” Their legs feel like they are made of lead. Their respiratory systems scream, ...

I Just Want Life to be Good Again

The longing for things to be good again is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart. It has slumbered in the depths of our souls ever since we ...

Becoming a Warrior

Before my father died, he said the worst thing about growing old was that other men stopped seeing you as dangerous. I’ve always remembered that, how being dangerous was sacred, ...

Loving the Person Of the Holy Spirit

One of my deepest, richest joys has been discovering by experience who the Holy Spirit is in every step of my life’s journey. ~ Anne Graham Lotz, Jesus in Me, ...

Ask Big

Meanwhile, the boat was already some distance from land, battered by the waves, because the wind was against them. Jesus came toward them walking on the sea very early in ...

I Am Not My Anxiety

Editor's note: More kids than ever before are dealing with anxiety and depression. It can be confusing to fight for mental and emotional health as a believer, especially for our ...

Hurt People, Hurt People

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross. — Hebrews 12:1-2In recovery we hear ...

The Temptation to Be Free of God

The serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like ...

It is Well

You may relate, but there are times that I struggle to keep the faith. Faith like that of the Shunammite woman. Have you heard her story? Let’s look.“One day Elisha ...

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Dust

I grabbed my chest while tears slipped down my cheeks in an unending stream. The pain in my heart wasn’t physical. But the stabbing emotional hurt was so intense I ...

The Anatomy of a Lament

The great 4th century Church Father, Athanasius once said:“The Psalms have a unique place in the Bible because [whereas] most of Scripture speaks to us, the Psalms speak for us.”No ...

Guilt

There is unspeakable joy… for the person who knows release from guilt and the release of forgiveness. ~ Stuart BriscoeGuilt says, “You failed.” Shame says, “You’re a failure.” Grace says, ...

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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!