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Taste and See Week 4 — Savoring the Salt of the Earth

Taste and See Week 4 — Savoring the Salt of the Earth

Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is fit neither for the soil nor the manure pile; it is thrown out. — Luke 14:34-35 NIV When salt is overpowered by the presence of other things, it loses its ability to influence. ~ Margaret Feinberg Can you

Taste and See Week 3 — Chewing on the Bread of Life

By the sweat of your face you will eat bread (you will eat your food). — God to Adam in Genesis 3:19 The Bread of Life came to change the way we live life. ~ Margaret Feinberg Welcome to week three of the Taste and See Online Bible Study with Margaret Feinberg. Bread. Bread. And

Taste and See Week 2 — Delighting in the Sweetness of Fruitfulness

Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. — Genesis 1:11 It is amazing how God uses every element of Scripture — even fruit — to reveal Himself to us. ~ Margaret

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

Defiant Joy: Laugh It Up, Live It Out

When God Shows Up and Things Blow Up… In a Good Way! My life changed when I put on a Chewbacca mask, cracked up at myself, and over 160 million people laughed along with me. I still have not figured out exactly what was going on that day in my van. I don’t fully understand

You’re Invited to the Taste and See Online Bible Study

Taste and see that the Lord is good! — Psalm 34:8 Some of my favorite memories have happened around the table. The sweetest times involve family and friends enjoying delicious food and drinks, laughing and sometimes crying together, telling (and re-telling) old stories, reminiscing about good times, and sharing the Word, godly encouragement, and good

When the Unexpected Exceeds What You Imagined

Who Am I? More than a decade ago, when Nick and I first began researching the possibility of establishing an anti-trafficking organization, we were given a terminal prognosis: impossible. The feasibility study from the consultants we’d hired used that word ten times in their report. Ten times. And opening an office in Thessaloniki? It was

Praying When the Unexpected Disillusions and Hope Wanes

Hope Is an Act of Defiance I don’t know where your hope is struggling. Maybe your beleaguered hope is for… A loved one to be saved A child to come home A marriage to be restored Your body to be healed Your finances to be restored Your career to be revived A home of your

You’re Invited to the Unexpected OBS!

You are good and what You do is good; teach me Your decrees. — Psalm 119:68 I believe with all my heart that it’s possible for every Christian to learn how to live with a faith so confident in a good God that it can’t be shaken — even when the ground underneath is giving

You’re Invited to the In the Middle of the Mess OBS

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! — Psalm 27:13-14 ESV I discovered in my darkest moments that sometimes the most powerful prayer of all is just a

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