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Downside Up: Discovering the Real You

Downside Up: Discovering the Real You

Identity: Who Am I Really? I am amazed how a word of admiration or expression of affirmation can create energy that lasts for days. I don’t know about you, but a compliment can change my entire day. Positive affirmation creates energy and confidence. Admit it, when a total stranger walks up to you and says,

BELIEVE Session One: You Are What You Believe

Do you know what you believe and why it matters? Discover the 10 key beliefs of the Christian faith, in addition to the 10 key practices and 10 key virtues of a Christian, in BELIEVE, the groundbreaking Bible-reading experience that will anchor every member of your family in the core teachings of Scripture. If you

An Eviction Notice: Kicking Shame Out

Shame’s Lie: I cannot experience freedom from shame. Overcomer’s Truth: God is able to evict shame from my life. Kicking Shame Out The following list includes some of the first meaningful steps I took in my attempt to surrender my shame to God. It would be amazing if I could tell you something like, “Follow these four easy steps and

Do You Want Your Faith to Grow?

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. — 2 Peter 3:18 Growing Stronger in Faith Many years ago, engineers made plans to construct a suspension bridge over a deep river gorge. The biggest problem was how to get the heavy steel cables from one side of the gorge

The Sixth Love Language

Editor’s Note: Chad and Julie Veach’s lives turned upside down when they learned that their beautiful baby girl Georgia had a rare brain disorder called Lissencephaly. Soon friends began getting tattooes of the letter G in support and prayer. Before long, G-tatts were being shared on social media the world over including super stars and

Lord, You Are Good

As I boarded a plane last week, the pilot called my name. He was standing in the cockpit entrance, greeting passengers. “Well, hello, Max.” I looked up. It was my friend Joe. My old friend. He is the Methuselah of the airways. He’s been flying forever. He flew transports in Vietnam and has logged a

Worry Is Worthless! God Takes Care of You

Editor’s Note: Wisdom for the Way collects some of Swindoll’s most classic insights into daily bite-size readings. Gleaned from the book of Proverbs, here are wise words for busy people on topics such as contentment, character, work, and worship. Here are two short devotions on worry and trusting in God’s care for us. Worry Is Worthless

God’s Peace for When You Feel Unforgiving

Tonight even your cozy bed can’t swallow up the feelings vying for your attention. They’re strong feelings, powerful and passionate. To sum it up, you’re harboring unforgiveness toward someone, and it feels good to let your anger simmer over time, stewing in your frustration and putting the lid on any grace. Friend, we have all

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