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I Give Up OBS Week 2 — God’s Character Matters

I Give Up OBS Week 2 — God’s Character Matters

Surrender can be scary but it becomes less scary and less risky when we know better the One we’re surrendering to. ~ Laura Story The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. — Psalm 23:1 Hi there, friends! Welcome to week two of the I Give Up Online Bible Study with our friend and

I Give Up Online Bible Study Week One — What Is Surrender Anyway?

God is not interested in signing off on even our best-made plans. God is much more interested in our surrender, our surrender to Him. ~ Laura Story So, here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-word, and walking-around life — and place it

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — That’s a Wrap!

OBS Friends, I don’t think a study has ever gone by as quickly as It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. Honestly, I could spend a year on this topic and still have more to learn from the Scripture readings alone. Are you looking forward to catch-up week? Take a deep breath and just process

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 6 — Kingdom Minded. Eternally Focused.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. — James 1:12 The pain we’re walking through… It isn’t for nothing. ~ Lysa Welcome to our last week of the It’s Not Supposed

You’re Invited to the I Give Up Online Bible Study

Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. – Jesus, in Matthew 10:39 (NIV) The more we take our lives and place them before God, the more we will be changed from the inside out. ~ Laura Story Surrender. Oh my, it’s so hard, isn’t

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 5 — When the Enemy Comes Against Us

O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee and will look up. — Psalm 5:3b The enemy is vicious but he is not victorious. Because of Jesus, the victory is ours. ~ Lysa OBS Friends, It’s hard to believe it’s week five of the It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

Fiction Friday: Amy Clipston

Editor’s Note: It’s Fiction Friday! And Amy Clipston fans, Amish fiction fans, are going to rejoice! Here are some terrific reads for this month. What’s on your bedside table? The Beloved Hope Chest  The final book in Amy Clipston’s acclaimed Amish Heirloom series — and both a Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestseller! “Clipston has woven

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 4 — The Four Steps of Restoration

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. — James 5:16a ESV When there are places in our lives that aren’t just broken but are completely shattered, God can take the dust from our shattering and He can bring something brand new out of it. ~

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 3 — Problems Placed On Us and Problems Within Us

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. — Psalm 51:7 (King David) God sees you. He hears you. ~ Lysa Welcome to week three of the It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study with Lysa TerKeurst! Purple is one of my

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 2 — Living Between Two Gardens

“Abba, Father,” He said, “everything is possible for You. Take this cup from Me. — Mark 14:36 It’s complicated as I’ve wrestled between my faith and my feelings because I feel like, “God everything is possible for You. You could fix this and I’ve seen You fix this same kind of circumstance in someone else’s

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