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Rhythms of Renewal OBS Week 3 — Restore

Rhythms of Renewal OBS Week 3 — Restore

God invites us a wholeness that isn’t just mind, isn’t just body, and isn’t just spirit. But, it’s the culmination of all those things coming under submission to what God intends for us. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. Restoration brings us back to life. ~ Rebekah Lyons I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest

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

Know Your Identity

Editor’s Note: Nineteen years ago, Gabe and Rebekah Lyons’s life took a dramatic turn when they learned that their newborn son, Cade, had Down syndrome. Remembering the day they received the diagnosis, Rebekah said that she collapsed. “Something died in me the day Cade was born — a controlled plan for my life,” Rebekah said. “But

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Fixing My Eyes on Jesus: Faith

The Risk of Faith “Come,” [Jesus] said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. — Matthew 14:29 The older I get, the less I want to take risks. How about you? In today’s financial world, that’s probably a wise thing. But a cautious attitude in your

Having a Spirit of Power, Love, and Self-Discipline… for All Seasons of Life

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. — 2 Timothy 3:16 Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. — Psalm 119:89 The grass withers and the flowers fall,

The Hard Truth About Hard Work

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. — Galatians 6:9 Recently my husband, Michael, and I had a contractor doing some work in our basement, and that contractor said something I’ll never forget: “Hard work isn’t something this

Expect the Unexpected

Introduction Kirk and Ashleigh were in their late twenties and already knew the heartbreak of bad news. After three years of tests, procedures, and tears, they sat with the doctor as he explained that they would not be able to conceive. They had reached the end of their medical options. They would have to adjust

Unexpected | Christine Caine

When the Unexpected Brings Fear

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 from Christine Caine, Unexpected. 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.” When the Unexpected

Is Your Family Parenting Out of Faith, or Out of Fear?

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. — 2 Timothy 1:7 By all accounts, Shiloh was the perfect teen. She earned excellent grades, avoided dating, and never missed youth group. She came from the perfect Christian family — two hard-working parents who set up their home

When You Believe in God But Still Worry All the Time

Worry Is not Your Friend Worry (or not trusting God) has been a significant issue in my life. Although I believe in God, I’ve trusted more in my own abilities than I have in his faithfulness. For Christian Atheists, our worry proves we don’t trust in God as we claim to. We think, I know

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