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We love, but we do not know the One who is Love. We praise, but we praise what has been made and not the One who has made all things. We are so often in conflict with ourselves and with one another. We are proud when we should be humble.

Devotions to Learn the Life-Altering Love of God

Devotions to Learn the Life-Altering Love of God

  Editor’s Note: It’s a new year and it’s time to form more consistent daily rhythms. One of our newest 90-day devotionals might help do the trick. God Above All is a unique devotional that will take us through 90 days of some of Fourth-century philosopher and theologian St. Augustine’s most influential works. Here’s a

Take Back Your Life: Look in the Mirror

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~ Albert Einstein WELCOME Harry Houdini was one of the greatest escape artists the world has ever seen. One of the most famous tricks he loved to perform was to escape from jail cells across the world. Houdini would travel to a city and challenge

Fiction Friday — Colleen Coble: What Every Aspiring Fiction Writer Should Know

It’s Fiction Friday! Today, we get to hear from our friend, Colleen Coble, a USA TODAY bestselling author and the CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. If you love story-telling or you’ve thought about writing, Colleen shared with us 10 Essentials Every Aspiring Fiction Writer Should Know: Expect rejections. The rejection isn’t a personal thing either. The

Don’t Waste Your Pain

Don’t Waste Your Pain

SILVER LININGS IN DARK PLACES Surveying the various good outcomes God frequently produces from our agonies requires a careful word of caution. Because knowing the mind of God is impossible (Romans 11:33-34), discerning His intentions demands humility. Though it is true that God may have a singular goal for our afflictions, His desired end is

Where is Our Fear Taking Us?

Fear Frenzy You’ve probably heard that fear of public speaking is one of the greatest fears in our society. That doesn’t come from some random backwoods survey. It actually originated with Chapman University and their now famous “Survey of American Fears,” which started in 2014. Among others that year were walking alone at night, being

Romans: In the Grip of Grace Online Bible Study Week Five — The Path We Follow

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. — Romans 12:1 Hey, friends! Here we are in week five of the Romans OBS and it is so good! There is more grace than we imagined, more grace than

What Makes Rejection So Awful?

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness. — John 12:46 My mouth was dry. My hands a bit numb. There was a stabbing tightness in my chest. My mind blurred as my thoughts became a fragmented kaleidoscope of a million pictured

Have you ever realized that you can trigger God’s abundant blessing by being open-handedly generous? Our hearts and what flows out of them matter to Him. God blesses us in order that we may be a blessing to others! How can you show free and joyous generosity today to honor God?

Generosity: Triggering God

  Give freely and spontaneously. Don’t have a sting y heart. The way you handle matters like this triggers GOD, your God’s, blessing in everything you do, all your work and ventures. — Deuteronomy 15:10 MSG Psychology has helped us understand that even a subtle gesture or the tone of someone’s voice can trigger a

John 14:6

When We Can’t Walk Away

When we can walk away from toxic people, we probably and usually should. But when financial necessity, work obligations, family relationships, or even the accomplishment of our God-given mission necessitates that we find a way to live or work with a toxic person, we can learn much by following Jesus’ example with Judas.  JESUS AND

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