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James 5:16

The Power Posture

The Power Posture

Pray for one another. — James 5:16 ESV Abraham and Sarah weren’t expecting company. They certainly weren’t expecting a visit from God. But He came their way one afternoon, uninvited, unannounced, and disguised in the form of a man. Two other men, angels incognito, were with Him. We aren’t told at what point Abraham realized

Dance Stand Run: Let’s Go Back

It’s okay if we’ve had some misconceptions about grace, holiness, and mission. But it’s time for us to go back to the beginning of our faith and sort them out. ✦ Suggested Reading in Dance, Stand, Run: Intro, Chapter 1 (To be read by facilitator) Intro Ladies, friends, sisters: are you ready? This week, we’re

Getting Past Our Past Pain | Fierce Faith by Alli Worthington

Why Can’t I Make My Own Rules?

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from the brand new book Grown-Up Faith by Kevin Myers. Listen on the blog below or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill and then prompting, “Alexa, ask devotionals to read today’s devotion.” Trust Me

Engaging the Mind: Paul in the Stoa of Athens

  I remember my first visit to the legendary city of Athens like it was yesterday. I arrived at night, and my first view of the Acropolis and the beautiful temple of Athena — the Parthenon — was unforgettable. Floodlights illuminated that magnificent structure against the night sky. The beauty and power of the Parthenon

Insecurity and the Runaway Bride: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

You know Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride? Surely you do. Man, I hope you do. That Julia, goodness gracious, she’s the cutest. But she’s a tiny bit of a head case in Runaway Bride. The story goes that she’s this woman who has been engaged three times, has left all her fiancés at the altar, and

The Gospel of Caesar

I love walking on the Via Egnatia, the ancient Roman Road that stretched nearly 650 miles from Byzantium (the European side of modern Istanbul) in the east to Dyrrhacium (Durres in present-day Albania) in the west, where it connected via the Adriatic Sea to the Appian Way in Italy. The large paving stones that Roman

Downside Up: Discovering the Real You

Identity: Who Am I Really? I am amazed how a word of admiration or expression of affirmation can create energy that lasts for days. I don’t know about you, but a compliment can change my entire day. Positive affirmation creates energy and confidence. Admit it, when a total stranger walks up to you and says,

Live a Life Filled With Purpose

Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? We begin asking ourselves these questions from the moment we learn to speak. As our children grow, they ask us these questions as well. Some people ask these questions until they take their final breath. Do you know the reason why you’re

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Make a Difference Day with Kids: Take Action

Tomorrow is Make A Difference Day. Isn’t it wonderful to have a whole day set aside to bring change, to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and to bring a smile to someone’s life? Making a difference involves action. We can’t make a difference without it. The Bible confirms that. For if anyone is

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