Author Archives: Laurie McClure

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy — That’s a Wrap!

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy — That’s a Wrap!

Hey, OBS friends, it’s wrap-up week! Now is the time to catch up, go through your study guides again and fill in any holes, rewatch videos, and pray about possibly leading an Unwavering OBS with friends this next season! (You can do it!) Joy is available no matter what our circumstances. ~ Stasi This study

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 6 — The Ultimate Victory

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? — 1 Corinthians 15:55 We can bear a sadness that enriches the tapestry of our lives woven with its imperfections of beauty. ~ Stasi Welcome to our final week of the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study! It’s all about love.

Fiction Friday: Katherine Reay

Editor’s note: Hooray! It’s Fiction Friday! Today we are featuring a bestselling and award-winning author — Katherine Reay. If you love classic Brit Lit like we do, you’ll love her! “Katherine Reay’s Dear Mr. Knightley kept me up until 2:00 a.m.; I simply couldn’t put it down.” —Eloisa James, New York Times best-selling author of Once Upon a Tower “You’re going

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 5 — Cultivating Joy

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice. — Philippians 4:4 Hard times come and in order to have joy you must be willing to be present to them and to feel the sorrow. Your capacity to feel the one is actually connected to your capacity to experience the other. The two are

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 4 — Expectant Hope

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her! — Luke 1:45 He has promised that we can have joy in the midst of everything that life is throwing at us. ~ Stasi OBS Friends, You’re half-way through the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study! Last week

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 3 — Greener Grass

… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. — Isaiah 61:3 God calls us to make divine exchanges: from mourning to dancing, from addiction to freedom, from death to life. ~ Stasi Can

You’re Invited to the Anxious for Nothing Study

Have friends ever called you a Worry Wart? Do you feel like you stress and fret too much over things that are outside of your control, or have fears about the future? Could you use a little more peace in your life? Then you don’t want to miss our Summer Online Bible Study (OBS), because

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 2 — Godly Interference

Why are You interfering with me, Jesus? — Luke 8:28 Jesus stands in our way because He is the Way. ~ Stasi Eldredge Welcome to week two of the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study! We would love to hear about your experience with week one! Come share with us in our private

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 1 — A Reason to Celebrate

Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. — Psalm 30:5 Because of Jesus, because of all that He has done and won for us, we can be unwaveringly, defiantly joyful. ~ Stasi Eldredge Welcome to the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study with our teacher and friend, Stasi

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