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3 Ways to Steal Gratitude from Your Kids

3 Ways to Steal Gratitude from Your Kids

Thank you. Two simple words, yet they mean so much. When said with warmth, sincerity and integrity, they communicate love and appreciation. Yet when said with sarcasm or guilt, they can leave you feeling undervalued and dismissed. Ironically, these are also some of the first words we teach our children. My husband and I taught our

Hard Grace

Everything is eucharisteo. Because eucharisteo is how Jesus, at the Last Supper, showed us to transfigure all things — take the pain that is given, give thanks for it, and transform it into a joy that fulfills all emptiness. I have glimpsed it: This, the hard eucharisteo. The hard discipline to lean into the ugly

Giving Thanks In Everything

I sit at the prayer bench before my bedroom window. Outside, our boys roll millions of flakes into a snow fort. I read the passage, one I remember from the musty basement of the Knox Presbyterian Church Sunday school. I think I know this one. Jesus restores ten lepers to wholeness. And only one returns

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A Bible Study for Thanksgiving

In our evening devotions with our boys (6 & 4 years old), my wife and I are walking through the Old Testament and have finished up Genesis and moved on to Moses.  As we started, we read this verse in Exodus chapter 1: “Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to

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Women’s Video Bible Studies: Our Top 10 List

Looking for some great women’s video bible studies? We have collected a list of some of our bestselling women’s video Bible studies by trusted teachers like Jennie Allen, Anne Graham Lotz, Lysa TerKeurst, Sheila Walsh,  and more. These Bible studies for women are all based on video sessions you can watch on DVD, followed by group discussion and

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