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How to Cultivate Joy

By Jim Burns During a difficult season in my life, I asked a mentor of mine if we could have lunch. He had always given me such great advice and perspective. This time he listened, didn’t say much, and then wrote a few Bible verses on a napkin and handed it to me before we […]

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The Kind of Faith That Makes You Move

By Kristin and Danny Adams Editor’s Note: Kristin and Danny worked for years in the entertainment industry in various roles. In 2016, a lip-sync video they posted on YouTube went viral, and now has over 300 million views. This story, taken from their book The Road to Love and Laughter, looks at one important chapter […]

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The New Math of Grace

By Philip Yancey By my reckoning Judas and Peter stand out as the most mathematical of the disciples. Judas must have shown some facility with numbers or the others would not have elected him treasurer. Peter was a stickler for detail, always trying to pin down Jesus’ precise meaning. Also, the Gospels record that when […]

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The Only One Who Can Perfectly Love Me

By Desiree Hartsock Siegfried Editor’s note: The world met Desiree Hartsock Siegfried as an ABC Bachelor contestant and star of Season 9 of ABC’s The Bachelorette and quickly fell in love with this down-to-earth girl looking for love. What follows is a part of her story taken from her new book The Road to Roses. […]

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Addressing the Top Three Concerns about Homeschooling

By Durenda Wilson Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. —Proverbs 22:6 Most kids have a subject or two that aren’t their favorite, but the disconnect so many kids experience between their lives and their learning has become increasingly common, not […]

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Hope and High-Waisted Jeans

By Jess Connolly When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory […]

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Why Body Image Is a Spiritual Issue

By Jess Connolly I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. —Psalm 139:14 I was riding in the back of one of my parents’ cars; I can’t quite remember which one. It was the early ’90s, and seatbelts felt more negotiable then, so I […]

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The Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible: Where It Came From, How to Use It, and Where It’s Going

By the Zondervan Bible Group The Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible (Zondervan, 2021) has been trusted and used for more than five generations. It’s a study and reference work that’s unparalleled in its ability to enrich personal devotions, topical study, and sermon preparation. Why has it been so popular since its release in 1908? Because this unique […]

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What Does It Mean to Abide?

By Jodie Berndt When I read John’s Gospel and got to chapter 15, I didn’t really think it was intended for me. I mean, I know that all of God’s Word was written for all of his people, but this particular passage—one where Jesus tells us 11 times in only ten verses to “remain” in […]

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Jesus’ Model for Prayer

By Jodie Berndt I don’t know about you, but I spent a lot of years thinking that prayer was basically a one-way conversation in which I’d ask God for what I thought would be good and then see what happened. If my relationships or my circumstances lined up with my requests, I would know that […]

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