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Unwavering Trust

Unwavering Trust

Understanding will never bring you Peace. That’s why I have instructed you to trust in Me, not in your understanding. Human beings have a voracious appetite for trying to figure things out in order to gain a sense of mastery over their lives. But the world presents you with an endless series of problems. As

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy — That’s a Wrap!

Hey, OBS friends, it’s wrap-up week! Now is the time to catch up, go through your study guides again and fill in any holes, rewatch videos, and pray about possibly leading an Unwavering OBS with friends this next season! (You can do it!) Joy is available no matter what our circumstances. ~ Stasi This study

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 6 — The Ultimate Victory

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? — 1 Corinthians 15:55 We can bear a sadness that enriches the tapestry of our lives woven with its imperfections of beauty. ~ Stasi Welcome to our final week of the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study! It’s all about love.

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 5 — Cultivating Joy

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice. — Philippians 4:4 Hard times come and in order to have joy you must be willing to be present to them and to feel the sorrow. Your capacity to feel the one is actually connected to your capacity to experience the other. The two are

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 4 — Expectant Hope

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her! — Luke 1:45 He has promised that we can have joy in the midst of everything that life is throwing at us. ~ Stasi OBS Friends, You’re half-way through the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study! Last week

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 2 — Godly Interference

Why are You interfering with me, Jesus? — Luke 8:28 Jesus stands in our way because He is the Way. ~ Stasi Eldredge Welcome to week two of the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study! We would love to hear about your experience with week one! Come share with us in our private

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 1 — A Reason to Celebrate

Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. — Psalm 30:5 Because of Jesus, because of all that He has done and won for us, we can be unwaveringly, defiantly joyful. ~ Stasi Eldredge Welcome to the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study with our teacher and friend, Stasi

An Abrupt Turn

“St. Patrick’s Breastplate,” a powerful prayer attributed to Saint Patrick of Ireland, begins in this way: I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.1 “I arise today through a mighty strength.” Oh, wouldn’t that be nice

Unwavering: A Reason to Celebrate

INTRODUCTION Group leader reads aloud these opening words from Stasi: I love to celebrate. I love birthday parties and baby showers, holidays and homecomings. But I especially love Christmas. Except when I don’t. At the beginning of too many holiday seasons, I can become overwhelmed by what is “required” of me. That is, I did,

Cultivating Joy

When I was young, I thought that following God and being a Christian would lead to a life that was kind of easy, filled only with happiness and free from pain and sorrow. Silly me. I’m not even sure where I got that idea, except maybe from teachings spouted by TV evangelists who espoused a

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