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Blessings at Christmas

Blessings at Christmas

God had clearly spoken. “We can start trying to have kids!” Martin said later that night. “I know, it’s crazy, isn’t it? Just think, nine months from now our life could look very different!” I said. Nine months later, our life looked exactly the same. I hadn’t gotten pregnant and now the disappointment we felt

First Flight

Editor’s note: It’s time to start seeing all of God’s blessings for what they really are — gifts. There are truly too many to count when you step back to see what gets you through an entire day. Ann Voskamp has an intricate eye for the detail in the smallest of blessings. Her poetic voice

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We Are All Image Bearers of God

“If we make space in our lives for certain kinds of people but not others, we will never know the fullness of God or understand the depths of God’s love for humanity.” ~ Heather Avis It was the last day of family camp. My husband and I sat with our two-year-old daughter at the breakfast

I will not be Afraid

Overflowing with Blessings

Draw near to me with a thankful heart, aware that your cup is overflowing with blessings. Gratitude enables you to perceive Me more clearly and to rejoice in our Love-relationship. Nothing can separate you from My loving Presence! That is the basis of your security. Whenever you start to feel anxious, remind yourself that your

The Promise of Blessing

What is a blessing? So often in our world today, blessing is defined as “prosperity.” But a blessing is so much more. A blessing from God is a gift that is intended for our eternal benefit or good. A genuine blessing always has an eternal component. The Brokenness and Blessing of Paul The apostle Paul

Mourning Is a Better Teacher than Feasting

Better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men; And the living will take it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, For by a sad countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house

The Books of the Bible: Luke – Acts

LUKE We have reunited the two volumes of Luke–Acts and placed them first because they provide an overview of the New Testament period. Luke wrote this two-volume history to serve several important purposes: He wanted to assure followers of Jesus that what they’d been taught about him was trustworthy. Luke documents how God kept the

The Secrets to Being a Happy Christian: Blessings and Meditation

It’s easy for Christians to be sucked down into the vortex of moaning and groaning about the direction of our culture and society. I’ve been to prayer meetings that are just a litany of complaints…. Of course, there is much to lament, but as Christians, we should usually hear the note of celebration above the

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Blessings at God’s Table

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. — Psalm 23:5 Pause and envision the scene in God’s royal dining room… Driven not by our beauty but by His promise, He calls us to Himself and invites us to take a permanent place at His

A Life Full of Blessings

The Truth according to God’s Word The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land He is giving you. — Deuteronomy 28:8 May Your blessing be on Your people. — Psalm 3:8 Blessed are those who keep My ways.

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