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What You Should and Should Not Do with Your Negative Emotions

By Peter Scazzero In some Christian circles, repressing or disavowing authentic emotions is considered a virtue or perhaps even a gift of Spirit. Denying anger, ignoring pain, skipping over depression, running from loneliness, and avoiding doubt are not only considered normal but actually virtuous ways of living out one’s spiritual life. But this is not […]

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New Email Devotions for Women—Sign Up Today!

What does it look like to be a woman of God who thrives in today’s world? We’ve just added two new free email devotions for women! These short, inspiring devotions explore the challenges and opportunities women face in integrating their faith into family, careers, and relationships. You can sign up for either or both at […]

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Living History: Explore the Culture and History Behind Famous Bible Stories in Our New Devotional

You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times. But as those stories have become more and more familiar, what background details might you be missing? Christians believe that reading and understanding the Bible requires no special knowledge of history. But while that’s true, it’s also true that many familiar Bible stories take on fresh meaning […]

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New Devotional: Learn the Prayer That Changed a Nation with “The Daniel Prayer”

Do you feel like there’s something missing in your relationship with God? Do you look around at the state of your church, your community, and your country, and wonder what could possibly bring about revival? It’s prayer! [Join The Daniel Prayer Online Bible Study with Anne Graham Lotz on StudyGateway June 11 – July 22] […]

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Move Past Failure, Regret, and Disappointment With Our New “Working Through Failure” Devotional

Failure. Disappointment. Missed opportunities. These are things we all experience, no matter how much we try to avoid them. Maybe for you it was a lost job, or a ruined relationship, or a window of opportunity that passed before you could work up the courage to go for it. Big or small, personal or public, […]

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Does Your Spiritual Life Need a Reboot? Take the “10 Minutes with Jesus” Challenge

Do you feel that, despite your church attendance or prayer or other activities, there’s something missing in your spiritual life? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to take your Bible reading more seriously, but have let that slide and regret it? Do you wish you could jettison the guilt and sense of obligation that […]

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Quiet Time for Your Soul: An Interview with Sheila Walsh

Step away from the noise and into the arms of your loving Savior. Bright screens, beeping notifications, a never-ending list of activities and to-dos. Is it any wonder we are weary? But Jesus says “come as you are” to find quiet waters and refresh your soul in the Scriptures. In this Q&A, Sheila Walsh (@SheilaWalsh) […]

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Our New Devotional Asks: How Did God Wire You to Handle Money?

Have you ever wondered why you are wired the way you are when it comes to money and finances? Do you ask yourself questions like: Why can’t I save? Why do I spend so much? Why am I so fearful of anything financially related? We’ve just launched a new one-week daily devotional that will help […]

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Alegría de Navidad: un Devocional para la Navidad, Disponible en Español

¿Cómo experimentamos el gozo de la Navidad? El pastor Mel Lawrenz, autor de la popular serie de libros «Cómo entender la Biblia» (disponible solo en inglés) e Influencia Espiritual (disponible en español), nos presenta Alegría de Navidad, un devocional para cada día de la temporada navideña. Los días previos a la Navidad constituyen una oportunidad […]

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Reminder: Advent Devotions Begin on Sunday! There’s Still Time to Sign Up

Our Advent Devotional begins this Sunday! There’s still time to sign up—click here to sign up on our Christmas devotions page. Our Advent Devotional is a unique and interesting way to journey through the holiday season. Several days each week, you’ll receive an inspirational quote, sermon, story, or Bible reading that highlights an important aspect […]

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