Author Archives: Annie F. Downs

100 Days to Brave: You Can Be So Brave

100 Days to Brave: You Can Be So Brave

You’re invited! We are launching Summer Book Club for the first time ever! We will be reading Annie F. Downs’s awesome new devotional 100 Days to Brave together and would love for you to join us in a journey towards courage, faith, confidence, and a deeper walk with Jesus. What if we were brave? What could happen?

Be Brave

What Is Brave? And, Why Be Brave?

Editor’s Note: Sum-sum-summertime is here and we couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce our inaugural Summer Book Club choice — 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs! We’ll take 100 days (June 21-September 28) to read 100 devotions discovering along the way that we are braver than we know and stronger than we ever

Change Always Happens | Let's All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs

Change Always Happens

Change Always Happens Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. — James 1:17 NIV Everything you have, from your health to your friendships to a roof over your head to the food in your belly, is a gift

Your Church | 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs

Your Church

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures

God Made You on Purpose

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands. — Psalm 138:8 ESV I like the idea that God only made me once. Like paintings — there’s something special about the first one. My cousin Joe just recently passed away, but

Courageous Waiting: No Word From God Will Ever Fail

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is

Being Loved Makes You Brave

I love my people. I could write an entire book on that, which probably means this is going to be too long, but I don’t care. I want to live brave. So I pursue opportunities and look for God’s open doors, but I only can because I have people who love me and with whom I belong. We all need

Top