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What’s the Best Way for Parents to Discipline Their Children?

By Andy Stanley Editor’s Note: Being a parent is a daunting responsibility. How do parents know when they’re getting it “right” with their children? Is it possible for parents to know the right way to discipline their children in each situation? Andy and Sandra Stanley believe it is. In today’s post, Andy talks about how […]

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Am I a Kingdom-Minded Leader?

By Craig Groeschel What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. —Albert Pike A while back, I bumped into an older lady who recognized me as the pastor of Life.Church. She explained that she was a member of another church […]

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Be Someone Else’s Sunshine

By Tanya Rad Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. —Romans 12:15 ESV I was going through the worst breakup of my life. Sleepless nights, not eating, random crying outbursts at work. Everyone knew I was a mess, and it was obvious I was broken. One day my coworker Patty showed up […]

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My Life Philosophy of Personal Growth

By Myron L. Rolle, MD, MSc A few days before the end of 2019, my wife Latoya came to Boston to celebrate New Year’s. She still had to finish her dental residency in Birmingham, forcing us, for the moment, to live apart. The moment she walked through the door, her presence made the utilitarian apartment […]

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When You Want to Trust but Life Won’t Let You

By Craig Groeschel “I want to believe God cares about me; I really do,” she told me, wiping tears from under her darkened, bloodshot eyes. Under the harsh fluorescent lights of the hospital corridor, Marci barely resembled the vibrant girl I remembered, that kid I’d watched grow up in our youth group at church. When […]

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How the Root of Insecurity Is Tied to Your Identity

By Nona Jones I leaped out of bed when the alarm signaled it was time to wake up and hit the pavement. Ten minutes later, I was outside pressing “start running” on my fitness app and putting in my earbuds to listen to a worship music playlist. I was excited to run because the cool, […]

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Pray Like a Band of Wild, Unruly Monks

By Tyler Staton The way to pray like Jesus taught us to pray includes this unavoidable invitation: learn to live like a monk in the ordinary world. Historically speaking, this is the drum that God’s people have always been beating. In the Hebrew tradition, which contains the very roots of the Christian faith, there has […]

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How I Escaped the World of Trafficking

By Rebecca Bender Editor’s Note: For nearly six years, Rebecca Bender was sold across the underground world of sex trafficking in Las Vegas. She was branded, beaten, told when to sleep and what to wear, and traded between traffickers. This article shares the beginning of her restoration and deliverance from slavery and drug addition, adapted […]

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Jesus: The Word Made Flesh

By Andrew Klavan In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men . […]

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The Profound Importance of Habits

By Justin Whitmel Earley 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 righteousness and […]

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