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All Things New: The Hope of Renewal

All Things New: The Hope of Renewal

Picture a treasure chest. Not a small box that might hold jewelry on a girl’s nightstand — a large treasure chest, larger than any suitcase you own, larger than any suitcase you’ve ever seen. Picture a massive oak treasure chest, like pirates might have used, with large iron hinges and a huge clasp. The size

Waking the Dead: Listening in Prayer and in Life

Stay Close to his Friends We get alongside those who walk with God. Put simply, that is what church is supposed to be about. Would that it were. I hope you will find a few folks who walk with God to also walk with you through the seasons of your life. But honesty — and

Standing Strong Against Temptation

After fasting forty days and forty nights, [Jesus] was hungry. The tempter came to Him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread… Throw yourself down… Bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from Me, Satan!” — Matthew 4:2-3, Matthew 4:9-10 What a sweet time

11 Simple Ways to Get into God’s Word Daily with Your Kids

  Today I’m sharing our list of 11 simple ways to get into God’s Word daily with your kids. No matter the time of year, reading the Bible is fun and exciting and even more so when you shake it up with these suggestions! Reading aloud before or during a meal can be a great

The Holy Spirit: God’s Interpreter

Why do some people consider the Bible intimidating or hard to understand? What do you do when you read something you don’t understand in the Bible? What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

Say It! Then Pray It! Speaking God’s Word Aloud

When my daughter was born, I was immediately overwhelmed with emotion and the weight of responsibility that came with motherhood. I struggled early on, wondering if I could do this mom thing and I obsessed over each decision I had to make. My relationship with God grew as I questioned, complained and even begged for

The Secrets to Being a Happy Christian: Blessings and Meditation

It’s easy for Christians to be sucked down into the vortex of moaning and groaning about the direction of our culture and society. I’ve been to prayer meetings that are just a litany of complaints…. Of course, there is much to lament, but as Christians, we should usually hear the note of celebration above the

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Meditating on Scripture

Some days a scheduled quiet time just can’t happen. And it would be wrong for us to put pressure on ourselves to always create this perfect scenario – as we would selfishly have to push our children’s needs aside. So what’s the solution? Learn how to meditate on God’s Word. Joshua 1:8 says: This Book

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