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Black History Month: Rosa Parks’ Strength — Pray A Lot

Black History Month: Rosa Parks’ Strength — Pray A Lot

I have problems just like everyone else. Whenever I do, I think about my grandmother and my mother. They were such strong women, who always taught me to place my faith in God and to read the Bible. I remember when I got married, I stopped reading the Bible. When my mother found out that

The Daniel Dilemma: Core Convictions Shape the Way We Live Our Lives

Convictions require you to decide what’s right ahead of time. They’re not based on what feels good or seems right in the moment. They are, instead, the unmovable foundation upon which our lives are built. We don’t need to be mean or judgmental when we share them with others, but we do need to be

Jesus’ Tears Give You Permission to Shed Your Own

Martha sat in a damp world, cloudy, tearful. And Jesus sat in it with her. I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in Me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again. — John 11:25 NLT Hear those words in a Superman tone, if you like. Clark Kent descending from

Unreasonable Hope: Action Steps During Times of Struggle

Over the course of our lives, we will all experience a struggle of one kind or another. We are not alone when we encounter heartbreak, death, or sickness. But when the worst of times comes, when we’re forced to face these trials, our goal should not be to try to smile them away, to ignore

Praise: The Secret to Living Above Circumstances

Praise will get you victoriously through this day. When you worship Me, you connect with Me in a powerful way that transcends time and circumstances. I live in your praises, and you live and move and have your being in Me. Praising Me draws you into the depths of My Presence, where you can glimpse

Worship: God Wants to Party With You

I Live God-First by Worshipping Passage to Read The Wedding Celebration, Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24. Point to Ponder Imagine throwing a wonderful wedding feast. How would you feel if you offered invitations to your family and friends but nobody came? Yet that’s exactly what happens in this story, told in two different parables by Jesus. A king invited a

Worship Is Not What You Think

We All Worship Something When I was at my non-Christian college, Jesus was fairly attractive to people in my circle. They enjoyed hearing about His grace and had no qualms about some of His teachings, but they usually got upset when they realized Jesus asked for everything. When they’d see those passages about Jesus telling

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