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Jesus’ Favorite

Jesus’ Favorite

I’m Looking at You, John My sister is the oldest of six grandchildren born to my maternal grandmother and grandfather, and she has a nickname for herself that has made us giggle for the last few years, mainly because it’s true. She started calling herself “#1” in high school, and was usually pretty quick to

Books for a Flourishing Faith

Editor’s note: Don’t you just love books that lift you up? Books that encourage your heart? Books that plant new seeds for your faith? Check out some of the latest new releases in Christian publishing — books that will strengthen your walk with Jesus, offer you strategies to get through hard seasons, and build your foundation

Beyond the Storm: Strategies to Keep Your Hope Alive

Editor’s note: We will face storms. But, how do we endure them well as Christians who hope in Jesus no matter the circumstances? After Hurricane Katrina, Pastor Debra Morton needed a playbook of faith for herself and for those she ministered to. Because pain happens. But we have a Savior who is the God of

Depression: The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted

  by Barbara Hunsaker, excerpted from Hopelifter: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts by Kathe Wunnenberg As a principal of a small Christian school, one phenomenon I saw from time to time was “cutting.” Students would cut themselves, not deeply enough to do permanent damage but enough to inflict pain and leave scars. I wondered why

Jesus in Genesis?

The Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this,… I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will crush your head, and you will strike His heel.’ — Genesis 3:14-15 In the opening moments of the movie The Passion of the Christ, there was

Trusting God: The Year I Spent with My Head in the Clouds

I was performing a skit I wrote for a summer camp crowd of nearly three hundred students, ages twelve to eighteen, on a stage in a large room that resembled a log cabin nestled in the mountains of Colorado. Suddenly someone handed me an urgent message on a Post-it note asking me to call my

Fiction Friday featuring Denise Hunter

Editor’s note: It’s Fiction Friday! If you’re in the mood for romance, you’re going to fall head over heels for the books in Denise Hunter’s faith-based series, where some of the leading men are cowboys (and pastors). Denise Hunter, the internationally published bestselling author of more than 30 Christian romance novels, including “The Convenient Groom” and

Out of the House of Bread: The Likeness of God In Us

Editor’s note: Be sure to visit Preston Yancey at his blog to read an exquisitely raw and beautiful post about his journey of faith during the publishing of this book which happened to coincide with a severe crisis with his and Hilary’s son, Jackson. It’s no coincidence that Out of the House of Bread is

It’s No Normal Friday

The bright noonday sun casts a common shadow for the Judean countryside. It’s the black silhouette of a shepherd standing near his fat-tailed flock. He stares at the clear sky, searching for clouds. There are none. He looks back at his sheep. They graze lazily on the rocky hillside. An occasional sycamore provides shade. He

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