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The Power of the Pocket Prayer

Do you struggle with prayer? You aren’t the first to struggle. The sign-up sheet for Prayer 101 contains some familiar names: the apostles John, James, Andrew, and Peter. When one of Jesus’ disciples requested, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1), none of the others objected. No one walked away saying, “Hey, I have prayer figured out.” The first followers of Jesus needed prayer

    Devotionals Daily


    When Christmas Feels Chaotic

    We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. – Psalm 39:6 Last Christmas, I was rushing about, frustrated. Every year I say I’m going to get better about scaling back so I can really keep my focus where it needs



      eBook Deals of the Week

      Feed your e-reader with these hot ebooks deals available on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and from for a limited time only! Each week we unveil new ebook deals from two of the country’s leading Christian book publishers – Thomas Nelson and Zondervan – and you’ll find these Christian ebook deals right here! From bestsellers to




          The Shelter of God

          You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall. — Isaiah 25:4 NIV Beach storms can arrive quickly, sometimes with devastating consequences. If you’ve ever



            Gold Medal Perseverance

            Have you ever felt like you wanted to give up? Quit the job that makes you unhappy or end that relationship that’s just too hard? I know I have. What about your teenagers? Do the pressures they experience at school and in sports occasionally feel overwhelming to them? Sometimes when I look in the mirror

              Online Bible Studies


              Because of Bethlehem Week Three

              Welcome to Because of Bethlehem Week Three! We hope you enjoyed last week’s Advent Practice on worship! How did you praise God and make room for Him in your life through worship this week? We want to hear from you! This week we’re in week three, “God Guides the Wise.” The star they had seen

                Small Groups


                3 Christmas Bible Studies for Advent

                Is your small group or Sunday school class looking for a Christmas Bible Study? The Advent season is a time to get ready and prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Christ. Doing a Christmas Bible Study is a chance to build up in anticipation of the grand event, and to dive



                  Unforgivable Sin: Does God Ever Leave Us?

                  An Earth Shattering Instant No one saw Harriet’s suicide coming. Two nights before her death, she wrote an e-mail to a friend in which she admitted that she was struggling with doubt but believed she was turning the corner. She even had an affirming conversation with her spiritual mentor the night before she took her