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Must-Read Christian Women’s Books in 2016

2016 is going to be a particularly fantastic year for all of us book-lovers! New Ann Voskamp — hooray! New Christine Caine — woo hoo! New Shauna Niequist — yes please! Plus, you’ll meet some new authors such as Katherine & Jay Wolf whom you’re going to be so inspired by and encouraged in your faith. Here’s a little peek at the absolute must-read books coming this year from some of your favorite Christian women’s...

Waiting for Your Prodigal

While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. —Luke 15:20 Being lost is scary. Who doesn’t remember feeling alone, being disoriented, and finding yourself disconnected from what is secure and familiar? I can still remember the first time I was lost. I let go of my dad’s hand in a busy mall. I had stopped at a kiosk just long enough to...

What Would Jesus Say on Social Media?

What Would Jesus Say on Social Media?

If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! – Proverbs 30:32 Here it is, translated for social media: “If you are tempted to slam someone online or brag on Facebook or send off a nasty tweet, turn off the screen and walk away!” That’s it in a nutshell, but maybe we should spell out some rules of thumb that might keep our thumbs and fingers from wandering off into slander, arrogance, or...

Pray Pray Pray: How to Hug a Porcupine and Squeeze a Skunk

Do you know someone who is difficult to love? The nosy neighbor. The grouchy grocery store clerk. Your child’s teacher who never cracks a smile. The hot-tempered boss. The church curmudgeon. Here are some things to keep in mind as you try to share the love with them. PRAY. PRAY. AND THEN PRAY SOME MORE. Any encounter with a difficult-to-love person must start off with prayer. Pray for them. Ask God to soften their heart to receive His love...

He Bends Down: He Is Listening

Turn Your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. — Psalm 31:2 As I sat waiting for a friend to join me at a local coffee shop, I overheard part of a conversation from a woman who was visibly frustrated. She was a young woman, most likely in her late twenties or early thirties. A working professional. She was describing a meeting with her supervisor who for nearly twenty minutes never looked up...

“One Another” Commands

Scripture has a lot to say about how we should treat each other. In fact, the New Testament contains nearly forty verses of relational instructions, all containing the telling phrase “one another.” These “one another” commands in Scripture tell us how we are or are not to treat each other! Scripture is serious about relationships and how they are to play out. Let’s peruse a few of these “one another” verses (I’ve included all of them at the...

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Women’s Video Bible Studies: Our Top 10 List

Looking for some great women’s video bible studies? We have collected a list of some of our bestselling women’s video Bible studies by trusted teachers like Jennie Allen, Anne Graham Lotz, Lysa TerKeurst, Sheila Walsh, and more. These Bible studies for women are all based on video sessions you can watch on DVD, followed by group discussion and study using a participant’s guide. They’re really designed for use in a small...

Get Your Gifts for Mom! (…and Yourself)

Editor’s note: Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I don’t know about your mama, but mine is challenging to buy for! She doesn’t want anything fancy, or expensive. She doesn’t want a massage, she doesn’t need much, and she’s completely content with a painted-glitter-macaroni necklace from the kids. She’s been given gobs of flowers, bubble bath, and squishy slippers… When pressed...

Settle My Soul: Martha Martha

You know the drill. When retiring for the night, you have every aim that tomorrow you will carve out time to meet with Jesus. You envision an early morning summit alone with the Lord — Bible wide open — joined only by perhaps a helpful devotional book and a steaming mug of something hot. It is the stuff great Instagram photos are made of. However, the next morning reality sets in, clearing the screen of your good intentions. The alarm rings....

The Secret of Every Passionate Marriage

As a marriage counselor, I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard a disgruntled husbands or wives utter the words, “I just don’t love her [him] anymore.” And as they say those words, it is as if they are waving a white flag in surrender. To them, it is the final nail in the coffin of their once passionate and beautiful — but now dead — marriages. I’m going to let you into the mind of an old, beat-up, but very experienced marriage...

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