Devotionals Daily

Psalm 100:2

A Surprising Song

What is the deal about all the singing in church? Can we talk about that for a moment?  I don’t know about you, but I didn’t expect to be joining the local congregational choir when I signed up to follow Jesus. After attending church for some time, I was still confused. “I get the value

Prayer

Death Is Temporary

Death has been swallowed up in victory. — 1 Corinthians 15:54 NIV Barring the return of Christ, you will have one final moment… a last gasp, a final pulse. Your lungs will empty, and your blood will still. What will you be after you die? Answers vary, but Christianity posits a startling idea: “Death has been

Bible

Jesus: God with Us

  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light

Women

Loving Well in a Broken World: We All Fall Down

Job is perhaps the closest equivalent the ancient world had to a jet-­setting, mansion-­residing billionaire. Considered the “greatest of all the people of the east,” he had “7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female don­ keys, and very many servants” (Job 1:3). And if that weren’t enough to make him great,

Men

Why Your Prayers Need to Be Dangerous

Hey, Craig, do you believe God still does miracles?” “Of course,” I said. “Good — because your prayers are so lame.” I tried to laugh with him, but my friend’s joke stung — mostly because he was right. We had just left a prayer service together, back when I started working in ministry. My buddy

Family

Prayer and Marriage: Putting God First

On our wedding night, Nancy and I knelt by the side of the bed in our bridal suite and prayed. We didn’t know it then, but that night we began to lay a foundation of regular prayer together that has made an indescribable difference in our marriage. I wish I could tell you that I

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