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When God Doesn’t Answer Our Prayers the Way We Want Him To

When God Doesn’t Answer Our Prayers the Way We Want Him To

Editor’s Note: Laura Story’s life upended when her husband Martin was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The struggle that followed was very real and very hard, but it was in the broken fairy-tale life that Laura and Martin learned how to live with broken dreams and find the real Jesus and deep intimacy with Him.

Know my heart, oh Lord

Healing: Learning to Bond

Healing: Learning to Bond Having good emotional connections is as natural as a plant taking in water. But we are not plants living in the Garden of Eden. Therefore, we require some serious gardening in order to bear fruit. The fig tree gardener planned to “dig around and fertilize” the tree that wasn’t bearing any

Galilee: The Woman Who Was Healed by a Touch

  Editor’s note: Our next Online Bible Study is The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi with Kathie Lee Gifford! This summer we are going to be walking dusty and gorgeous roads in Israel with Kathie Lee and Rabbi Jason Sobel (a messianic Jewish teacher) as we learn completely new-to-us concepts about the Bible. The Rock

Laced with Grace

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. — Proverbs 16:24 I am such a Bible nerd. Not only do I love to learn the meaning behind the Hebrew or Greek words in Scripture, but I like to study certain English words that pop up at me, pogo-stick style,

Prayer Helps You Forgive Others

“You’re worthless, and you’ll never amount to anything,” my mother said as she pushed me into the little closet underneath the stairway and slammed the door. “Now stay in there until I can stand to see your face!” The sound of her footsteps faded as she walked down the small hallway back to the kitchen.

Celebrate Recovery: What to Remember on Dark Days

Dark Days With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. — Matthew 19:26 Don’t let anyone fool you — recovery is tough. There are days when we feel like giving up, throwing in the towel. Days when it seems like the deck is stacked against us, and nothing is ever going

God Is Still There

A wilderness is defined as an uncultivated, uninhabited, inhospitable region. At least that’s the definition I was given when I googled it. I would also describe a wilderness as dry, barren, lonely, and rocky. And it was in a spiritual wilderness that I found myself several years ago. Because it was a time in my life that was

You Are Free Week 6 — Free to Set Free

We’re finally here! It’s our last week of You Are Free and we’re so thankful to have taken this journey with you and our trusted teacher, Rebekah Lyons! Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. — Galatians

The Hardest Thing God Ever Did

  Understanding God’s Priority Mark 2:1-12 Which is easier: to tell this paralyzed man, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to tell him, “Stand up. Take your mat and walk”? 
— Mark 2:9Let’s talk for a minute about lovebursts. You’ve witnessed sunbursts: sunlight shafting into a shad- owed forest. You’ve seen starbursts: shots of light soaring through

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