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When We Ask Why, God? Why?

When We Ask Why, God? Why?

The answer to our whys may be obvious now, or they may never be answered in our lifetime. But even if we knew why, it’s likely we wouldn’t be satisfied with the answers anyway. We ask God why, believing the answer will provide us with some kind of deep soul satisfaction. But too often, we

Let It Snow! Our Top Reads for Christmas Break

Editor’s Note: December is upon us, and Advent is almost here! We have the perfect Christmas-themed reads for you (or for loved ones) to help you align your heart with His this holiday season. Check out our top picks below and don’t miss our amazing deals up to 60% off on these inspiring and meaningful reads!

Life Is Best Lived When You’re Awake

I never noticed that. — Scrooge, in the 1984 movie version, after the Ghost of Christmas Past points out that Belle “resembled your sister”. Scrooge’s life went astray sometime when he was a young man. We can, with reasonable certainty, say he didn’t wake up one morning and think, Hm. I’m content where I am.

God Is Jealous. Is That Good?

You shall not make for yourself an [idol] in the form of anything… You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God. — Exodus 20:4-5 Wouldn’t it be interesting if people were not only called by their given names but also by their most

Bring Me Your Problems and Troubles

A long-term problem can become an idol. When you are troubled by a situation that just won’t go away, it’s important to monitor your thoughts. An ongoing difficulty can occupy more and more of your thinking, until it looms in idolatrous proportions — casting ugly shadows on the landscape of your mind. When you realize

Speak to the Mountain

Speak to the Mountain Say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. — Matthew 17:20 There comes a moment when you must quit talking to God about the mountain in your life and start talking to the mountain about your God. You proclaim His power. You declare His sovereignty. You

Worship Fully

The Missing Ingredient Our hearts are formed by what we worship. Excitement, anticipation, hope — each of these emotions swells around the object of our dearest affection. We spend our time and energy on what matters most to us. What do we worship during Advent? “Jesus” is the right answer, of course, but is it

Happy Thanksgiving: Focus on Thanking God

Happy Thanksgiving: Focus on Thanking God Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. —1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) Our Thanksgiving plans with extended family are often shaped by what’s happened within the year leading up to the holiday. In the past we’ve gathered at my brother’s house, but

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