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Remember, worry will only tie us in knots. Prayer is the only way to cut short our fretting — to cut those knots of worry and care and grant us God’s peace instead.

Prayer Combats Worry

Prayer Combats Worry

  Editor’s Note: In 1964, Margaret Fishback Powers wrote poem called, “Footprints”. It’s become a well-known and widely loved poem that has reminded those who read it and re-read it that the Lord will never, ever leave us in the hardest of times. In fact, if we allow Him, He’s happy to carry the heavy

Prayer is powerful! There are so many reasons to pray beyond the top 15, right? What are you praying about? Who are you praying for?,

Praying to Know the Power of Prayer

  During the first couple of years I walked with the Lord, my prayers went something like this: “God, help me get that job.” “Jesus, please heal my throat.” “Lord, send enough money to pay these bills.” “Father, take away my fear.” It took me a while to realize that those spur-of-the-moment prayers were not

A heart that is thankful

How to Teach Gratitude to Our Children

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 We were sitting with a couple, who are dear friends, around a table, nestled in the back corner of a restaurant. Behind us was a wall of windows, giving us the perfect

Jesus: God with Us

  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light

In the worst of the hurt, feeling the pain is the first step toward healing the pain. And all those emotions that keep bubbling up and unexpectedly spilling out? They’re evidence you aren’t dead inside.

Hurt: But How Do I Get Through the Next 86,400 Seconds?

The God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. — 1 Peter 5:10 I want healing to be as neat and predictable as a checklist. I don’t want to be inconvenienced by

Raising kids in this day and age is complicated. It may even incite panic as we try to figure out how to manage technology and the tidal wave of information (both good and bad) that’s available at even an innocent google search. Start with prayer!

Praying for Your Child’s Use of Technology

  Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 At first glance, our family room looks idyllic. Hundreds of books — titles I think of as classics — line the

Lamps of God

Lamps of God

  Editor’s Note: Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author Morgan Harper Nichols (All Along You Were Blooming) is well-loved in our community for her art, poetry, and essays. We’ve included several of Morgan’s art pieces here for you to enjoy! * Down in the desert plain deep in the night, the moon arrives, filling summer’s evening

Earth is not a stress-free place. Oh boy, no! We’ve got trouble with a capital T, don’t we? But, part of that is because this isn’t our home. Heaven is. Jesus went ahead of us to prepare that place for us. Let’s look forward to it together!

Headed for Home

  Some people believe that when they accept Christ, they will receive a Get Out of Stress Free card and live a life of uninterrupted bliss. To be honest, when I became a believer, I picked up a few new problems I hadn’t had before. Jesus never offered a false promise. At every point, He

Our Top Mother’s Day Gifts 2021 – Handpicked for Her (or You!)

Editor’s note: Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we know that our beautiful mothers can often be the most challenging to shop for. One gift that wins every time, though, is books! In case you’re looking for a special gift, here are a few of our favorite devotionals for Mom. (And psst… you

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