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God Says You Are Enough Because I Am

God Says You Are Enough Because I Am

We are a generation of women who have never worked harder to have it all, yet go to bed most nights worrying that we aren’t enough. We are constantly asking “Why?” We are constantly measuring. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, if you’re married, if you’re rich, poor, old, young, in college, or out of

Church of Small Things: Being Faithful in the Small Things

Live in Me. Make your home in Me just as I do in you… I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with Me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. — John 15:4-5 MSG Getting Settled The following paragraphs will orient you

Church of the Small Things: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Became a Mom

The Bible says, “Point your kids in the right direction — when they’re old they won’t be lost” (Proverbs 22:6 MSG), which means it’s our job to give them what is basically a road map for life. It takes work and perseverance and dedication to raise our kids. It takes sacrifice and commitment and dying

Oh, My Lord, Please Send Someone Else

Editor’s note: Finding joy in life’s small moments brings purpose and power to each day – and God wants us to unpack each of these small acts of faithfulness into something bigger. Read this excerpt from Church of the Small Things by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle and learn how a family dinner conversation

New Devotionals from Our Favorite Bible Study Teachers

Editor’s Note: Some of our very favorite past OBS teachers have new devotionals coming out this spring and we are so excited! Since our mission is to help our readers grow and share their faith, we love Online Bible Studies here at FaithGateway. We feel so moved by the God-inspired teaching these authors have shared with us

Our Top Books for Mom 2018

Are you looking for gift book ideas for the moms in your life? Here are our FaithGateway Top 10 book selections for Mom! These titles will bring comfort, sisterhood, understanding, wisdom, direction, and load of laughter for every mom. 1. Decluttering at the Speed of Life  While the world seems to be in love with

Laughter Through Tears is the Best Emotion

I met Melanie Shankle on the internet. I laugh as I write that, but it’s true. She and I began blogging around the same time many years ago, and fortunately for me, we eventually crossed paths in real life. I felt an immediate connection to Melanie, not just because we were both tackling the brave

You’re Invited to the Church of the Small Things Online Bible Study

Friends, I’m so excited to invite you to the Church of the Small Things Online Bible Study with Melanie Shankle starting October 22nd. First, if you don’t already know Melanie (aka Big Mama at The Big Mama blog), you’re going to love her! She’s a Jesus-lover and Texan, with a fun down-to-earth attitude toward life,

Some of the Most Anticipated New Books of Fall 2017

Have you found your fall reading material yet? Look no further; we’re rounding up some of our most awaited books of the season! Now is the time to take advantage of our unbeatable pre-order deals and enjoy these highly anticipated books that offer motivation, spiritual guidance, and inspiration for your everyday walk with Jesus. Here are some of our

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