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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

We Christians know Genesis 1:1, that famous poetic flourish that informs us of God’s inexhaustible creativity: In the beginning God. Yes, out of the long primordial silence and the deep void came an eruption of life, from the darkness an explosion of radiant incandescence. “Let there be light” crackled through the cosmos, and at the

Finding Jesus in the Story of Creation

  The entire Old Testament points to the coming of the Messiah in the New Testament. We find this from the very first letter and word in Genesis, which reveals that Creation itself was made through the Messiah — that He was the agent of Creation. The story of the Creation sets the foundation of

Jesus In Me Week 8 — Trusting in the Priority of the Holy Spirit

  Likewise, the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. — Romans 8:26 The Holy Spirit’s priority is to glorify Jesus and make Him known to you. To guide

Don’t be afraid of 2021! All is not lost! We need a new beginning and God is here to bring it!

2021: All Is Not Lost

  I’m a self-professed choir nerd. Or I used to be. The melodies of a choral ensemble warming up before state competitions are the most memorable soundtracks of my high school years. Show choir, girls’ pop, quartet — you name the combination, I wanted to sing in it. Rarely a stand-alone soloist, I was at

To those who feel undeserving of a new beginning, remember, it’s grace. Grace upon grace, actually. No one deserves it, but it’s available to us now through Jesus. Jesus isn’t done with you yet.

Jesus Is Not Done with You Yet

  Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. ~ Anne Frank Wearing leather-looking pants to my husband’s head-pastor job interview ranks as one of my most embarrassing moments. Pleather on the front, business black on the back — goodness, it was cringeworthy. What possessed me to

Jesus Says, “Come to Me”

Editor’s note: Jesus Calling is a #1 New York Times bestselling devotional loved the world over. It’s filled with hope, encouragement, comfort, and the reassurance of Jesus’ unending love. The kids’ editions are written just like the adult versions… in the voice of Jesus Himself. Every entry has Scripture to read and memorize. * Let

25 Scriptures to Start Memorizing with Your Kids Today

Motherhood is flying by. It seems just yesterday I was postpartum-weeping with a fussy newborn in my arms. Now, my oldest is nearly a decade old, which leaves me just 412 Saturdays left with him. (I counted.) Of all the things I hope to accomplish in this brief window of time with my children, at

The Rock, The Road, and the Rabbi

Reflecting God to the World (Nazareth)

Reflecting God to the World (Nazareth) Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father

The Bible Is a Story | This Dangerous Book by Steve and Jackie Green

The Bible Is a Story

The Bible Is a Story Stories have been used throughout time as vehicles for truth. Even today, every culture passes down its history and values through storytelling. Everyone loves a good movie —for its storyline. Stories can cut through biased assumptions and ignite our imaginations. Stories don’t prescribe doctrine. They engage the heart. For a

52 Scriptures Every Kid Should Know

I sat there, feet dangling off the edge of my bed.  My ruffled pajama bottoms hung past my ankles and hovered over the top of my toes. Bedtime was my favorite time with my father.  I was a young girl, maybe 3 or 4, but he made it a practice to have my sister and

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