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Trusting God: Uncharted Territory

Trusting God: Uncharted Territory

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. — Proverbs 3:5-6 When a friend of mine received his one-year recovery chip, he told me that he felt he was now in uncharted territory. My friend

You Are Free Week 6 — Free to Set Free

We’re finally here! It’s our last week of You Are Free and we’re so thankful to have taken this journey with you and our trusted teacher, Rebekah Lyons! Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. — Galatians

5 Scriptures That Address Key Issues Teens Are Dealing with Today

I have three teen daughters and one more who is right on their tail. I’ve also raised teen sons into adulthood. (Quite a feat!) During the teen years, there are so many concerns heavy on a teen’s heart: interactions with other guys and girls, school pressures, school or relationship drama, feelings of insecurity, and worries

Trusting When We Cannot See: Rescue By Vomit

Editor’s Note: Devotions from the Beach is a lovely volume of devotions, a breath of fresh sea air to your soul. Today, you may be hip deep in snow and bearing icy temperatures, but we pray that you enjoy a mental beach vacation, dig your toes into the sand, are find encouragement and exhortation from

Pray Audacious Prayers

When Martin Luther’s coworker became ill, the reformer prayed boldly for healing. “I besought the Almighty with great vigor,” he wrote. “I attacked him with his own weapons, quoting from Scripture all the promises I could remember, that prayers should be granted, and said that he must grant my prayer, if I was henceforth to

What Every Mom Should Teach Her Daughter

It is no accident that Kari Kampakis opens her book, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, with the subject of popularity. The first truth she shares with moms and daughters is this: Kindness is more important than popularity. Yes! She is right on. And we all (especially throughout adolescence) want to be popular. But our

What Does It Mean to Put God First In Your Life?

What does it mean to put God first in your life? Matthew 6:33 tells us to “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness”, but how do we accomplish this when life seems to crowd out the best of intentions? Work, family, and so many other responsibilities take up every waking minute of our day. Is it

Hanging on By a Thread

Some days are easier than others. At least that’s what the flight attendant said, in her most compassionate voice, when she noticed the defeated look on my face. Hungry, tired, and fragile, I’d boarded the late night flight home with my three young children, knowing it wasn’t going to be pretty. Within minutes of the

The Journey to Obedience

Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 12:1-9 Recommended Reading: Proverbs 3:5-6, Luke 9:23-27, Hebrews 11:8-19 If you’ve ever seen the U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team, you’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible capabilities of the F-16 fighter jet. The F-16 was developed to act as a support weapons system for the U. S. military’s larger and

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