{Featured} articles

Verse Mapping Acts: Session One – The Fellowship

Verse Mapping Acts: Session One – The Fellowship

Welcome to Bible Study of the Week, where every Sunday we give you the free first sessions of new video Bible studies from leading authors, pastors, and Bible teachers. This is session one of Verse Mapping Acts, our upcoming FREE online Bible study with Kristy Cambron starting May 24th!   When the day of Pentecost

The world desperately needs you to come alive. To be joyful and passionate and fully awake. In this process, what are the things you’ve recalled that make you come alive? How does it feel for you to be fully awake, fully present, fully alive? This is your one solitary life. What will you do (what matters) and what will you forget (the rest)?

Your Spark and God’s Calling

  Our calling changes and evolves over the years as we grow and our circumstances change. My calling, during my high school years, was to connect with that spark, to develop a lifelong spirit of determination, and to learn grit, gumption, and scrappiness. Those virtues served me well in my callings that followed — as

You’re not falling behind! You might be in a rush, but God definitely isn’t! Your work isn’t in vain even when you don’t see the harvest right away. Give it time! Your season will come!

You Are Not Falling Behind

  Ironically, the strongest pressure to “grow fast,” instead of slow, came during the years when I started writing books about Jesus. I say this is ironic, because nothing Jesus ever said communicated an ethic of “grow fast.” Let me explain how it happened for me. This isn’t something we authors talk much about publicly,

Finding a Way Through the Dark

Finding a Way Through the Dark

Have you ever tried to walk around your house in the dark? With arms stretched out wide we feel our way around, running into dressers, patting walls with our hands, feeling for the familiar to find our way. It’s hard to see where we’re going without the light. It’s painful to run into things we

Jesus shows us

Water Into Wine

Water Into Wine Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” Then he told them, “Now draw some out.” The master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He called the bridegroom aside and said, “You have saved the best till now.”  — John 2:7-10 It’s a simple

6 New Devotionals Spring 2021

This season we’ve had a fresh bloom of devotionals spring up! Grow your faith, spend time in the Word, pack a new devo in your Memorial Day vacation bag. You’ll be glad you did. Enjoy!

Think Like a Girl: Believe in a Good God

Happiness and the Higher Power Agent An aspect of agency that influences happiness is whether you believe in a force that acts in the world and causes events to happen — that is, God. When something positive happens to you, you attribute that to a higher power. When something negative happens to you, you interpret

One Plot or Two

Editor’s note: Kayla Stoecklein is a voice of compassion and hope for those oppressed with the mostly-taboo topic of suicide. It’s a delicate issue, one haunted by shame and fear, and one that needs to be brought into the light of God’s grace. In Fear Gone Wild, Kayla shares her and Andrew’s story but above

Bad things happen. We live in a fallen, broken world. But, God is with us! He loves us! And, we need Him so desperately! Are you turning your heart toward Him?

Wrestling with Loss

  Mike Fisher, Former NHL Star Carrie Underwood, Singer and Songwriter By the age of seventeen, Mike Fisher was drafted into the Ontario Hockey League and, shortly after that, into the NHL. The Ottawa Senators selected him in the second round, forty-fourth overall, in the 1998 draft. “I made my childhood dream,” he remembers. “I

Life is precious. Every single life is designed by His Hands. And, every single person who chooses abortion is so dearly loved by God and must be shown mercy by us, fellow sinners. We’re not ones to condemn considering our stories, right? Mercy is a beautiful gateway to forgiveness. Let’s leave it open.

Embrace Mercy

  In a story told in the gospel of John, the Pharisees drag a woman accused of adultery before Jesus. Hoping to trap Jesus in a violation of Mosaic law, they say, Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do You say?” Infinitely wiser than those who would try

Top