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The Purpose of Thanksgiving

By Jay Milbrandt Every November we come together to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Our national holiday appears to revolve around food, football, and, of course, the arrival of shopping season. Thanksgiving, sadly, but perhaps not surprisingly, has been hijacked. Thanksgiving has not simply lost its meaning, but it’s been so far removed from […]

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Longings of My Soul that Nothing on Earth Can Satisfy

By Ken Gire In J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the magician Gandalf told the reluctant and unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins, “There is more to you than you know.” He said this knowing that within the hobbit’s veins coursed blood not only from the sedentary Baggins side of the family but also from the swashbuckling […]

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Go Ahead and Get Happy

By Amena Brown What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31-32, NIV It was […]

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The Bible’s Most Outrageous Claims

By Steve & Jackie Green (founding family, Museum of the Bible) [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, How Has the Bible Shaped Our World?: An Interview with Steve Green] In 2013, a new miniseries ran on cable TV’s History Channel. It was the most watched entertainment program of the entire year on cable. The name […]

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How I Rise Above the Lies that Haunt Me

By Candace Payne (a.k.a. Chewbacca Mom) You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true […]

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The Night the Devil Visited My Duplex

By Carlos Whittaker When I was 21, I was in one of the darkest seasons of my life. I was in my fifth year at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and I was a mess. I was a lost soul looking for any sort of validation. But I wasn’t necessarily looking to fix myself. I […]

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Two Things Daniel Teaches Me about How to Thrive in a Hostile Culture

By Jess Connolly But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the […]

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Hunger, Thirst, and a Heart That Grew Ten Sizes

By Melanie Shankle [Join the Church of the Small Things Online Bible Study with New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle teaching on StudyGateway beginning October 23. Registration is open now and you get free access to 6 videos and other downloads] Maybe it was partly fear of not being good enough to be truly […]

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Pushing Through My Season of Suffering

By Andrea Logan White Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. JOHN 19:30 I began to write Perfectly Unfinished while thrown into a season of suffering unlike any I had ever faced. David and I had unexpectedly lost two very precious loved ones within just a […]

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Why Hospitality Isn’t What You Think It Is

By Jody Jean Dryer Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:13 (NIV) I always pair service and hospitality as one term. I don’t believe service and hospitality are interchangeable, or that you should have one without the other. Happy, satisfied guests require both. Not convinced? Have you ever been […]

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