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Defiant Joy: Greener Grass

Defiant Joy: Greener Grass

He makes me lie down in green pastures. — Psalm 23:2 The tree was moving. There was no wind, but the leaves were fluttering with life. It was as if it had been quickened by an invisible command that no one could hear. No one, that is, but those who could fly. I approached the

Becoming a Prayer Warrior Mom Starts With Thankfulness

Cultivating a heart of gratitude is central to your role as a Prayer Warrior Mom. As you become more thankful and effective in prayer, God will transform your family life and your marriage from the inside out. You’ll be amazed by the difference in your kids’ hearts, attitudes, and actions as you learn to “stand

How Do I Hear God’s Voice?

Joe Sirola passed away this year. You don’t know his name, but you’ve heard his voice. Its unusual fiber and flexibility made him the king of voice-overs, and at one time he narrated forty different commercials at the same time. He made a fortune with the timbre of his voice. Marketers speculate that most Americans

Six Hours One Friday — He is Risen!

He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Then they remembered His words. — Luke 24:6-8 God is at His

You’re Invited to the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study

Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. — Psalm 30:5 Joy is rooted in God and His Kingdom, in the surety of His goodness, His love for us. It is immovable. Unshakable. ~ Stasi Eldredge Friend, you are invited! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that we are

Holy Roar: The Shout of Praise

Editor’s Note: Happy Easter! HE IS RISEN! He is risen indeed! Today’s Bible study from Holy Roar by Chris Tomlin could not be more perfect for this day which is filled with a roar of celebration. The victory is won! Let’s shout our praise! * The most valuable thing the psalms do for me is

In Between Despair and Joy

So far as we know, there has only been one day in the last two thousand years when literally not one person in the world believed Jesus was alive. On Saturday morning after Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples wake after not having slept for two days. The city that was screaming for blood the day before is quiet. Crowds

A Journey of Prayer and Praise

Morning It’s been said that faith may move mountains, but prayer moves God. Amazing, isn’t it, that our prayers, whether grand and glorious or feeble and faint, can move the very heart of God who created the universe? To walk with God we must make it a practice to talk with God… Prayer moves God,

Imagine What Heaven Will Be Like: 5 Activities to Teach Kids about Heaven

Plus, key Bible verses to teach kids about Heaven I love it when people tell a story about a place I’ve already visited. I’m able to picture the details, the landscape, and the architecture as though I’m there. I’ve never been to Heaven, so it’s difficult to picture exactly what it’s like — much less

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