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The Power of Love in Action

The Power of Love in Action

We have some friends who have been married more than thirty years. In their mid-fifties now, they seem to enjoy all the blessings possible for a healthy married couple — a beautiful home, good friends, bright children, and fulfilling careers. But their marriage hasn’t been a walk on easy street. Their second child, a boy,

The Dream Broken: Finding the Goodness and Love of God in the Midst of Suffering

Editor’s Note: Katherine and Jay married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams, they planted their lives in the city and in their church community. Their son, James, came along unexpectedly in the fall of 2007, and just 6 months later, everything changed in a

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From Broken to Free… A Story (and an Introduction)

  Editor’s Note: Hey there, OBS Friends! We just came through The Broken Way study together and our team loved it so much that we don’t want it to be over! We hope you finish strong this week! Remember: you have through tomorrow, March 11, to watch all the videos again. Jesus is so cool

You Are Free: Free to Grieve

If you cannot grieve, you cannot be comforted. — Al Andrews On February 1, 2001, I was thirty-nine weeks pregnant. I waddled into my obstetrician’s office for a final routine checkup. Believing my belly had stopped growing, I asked the nurse, “Do you ever do ultrasounds at the end?” “Not unless you are unusually large

You’re Invited: You Are Free Online Bible Study with Rebekah Lyons

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. — 2 Corinthians 3:17 Free as a bird. Don’t you love that phrase? I do. I love that in our Online Bible Study series we are going from broken (The Broken Way) to free (You Are Free). Isn’t that awesome? Personally, I’m thankful for that

The Prayer of Praise

I used to hurry into the church twenty minutes late on Sunday morning. By the time I found a seat and settled into it, the worship and praise time was over and the pastor was preaching. I wasn’t concerned about this because I was there for the teaching. Yet my mind wandered everywhere and didn’t

Crushing Times When You Want to Run Away

Watch this Special Video Message from Lysa Just for Us! Jesus Could Have Run Jesus knew the crushing heart feeling. He felt it. He carried it. He wrestled with it. And there was a moment when He could have run. The night was heavy with grief for Him. Jesus ate with the disciples for the very

Mom Brain to the World

Give a Hoot If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition— and then admit that we

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