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Category Archives: Devotionals

Prepare Your Soul For Christmas With These Free Email Advent Devotionals

Are you ready to experience the peace and joy of Christmas? These free short-run email devotionals will help you set aside the stress and busy-ness of the holiday season and focus on the real meaning of Christmas—click here to sign up on our Christmas devotions page. Tell your friends so they won’t miss out! Our […]

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How to Keep JOY in Christmas

A bit of joy will do. But “great joy”? Is it almost too much to hope for? Where did all the Christmas joy go? How did things get so complicated? So rushed? So squeezed and cluttered? It doesn’t have to be that way. We can choose to step aside—step into a quieter moment—and read angels’ […]

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How to Find Unshakeable Strength in the Bible: An Interview with Christine Caine

Are you struggling with insecurity, fear, or uncertainty? How can the Bible help you discover what it means to be unashamed, undaunted, and unstoppable in the Lord? Bible Gateway interviewed Christine Caine (@ChristineCaine) about her book, Unshakeable: 365 Devotions for Finding Unwavering Strength in God’s Word (Zondervan, 2017). [Read the free weekly devotional by Christine […]

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In Time for Thanksgiving and Christmas: A Special Note from Mel Lawrenz

I always want to make the most of times like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, and I’m sure you do also. Here are two opportunities… A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day is something you can use personally, at your dinner table on Thanksgiving Day, or in your church if you are a pastor. This is the first […]

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Get the Wisdom of Dallas Willard in His Free Daily Email Devotional

What does Dallas Willard say about following Jesus, the Prince of Peace, in a world filled with anger, uncertainty, and violence? What does it look like to live a transformed life? Our new Dallas Willard Daily Devotional aims to answer these questions by exploring the best inspirational writing of beloved author and theologian Dallas Willard. […]

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How to Succeed in Life: Free Email Devotional by Chip Gaines

“Every choice we make, big or small, points us down a particular life path,” writes Chip Gaines, the funny and talented co-star of the popular TV show, Fixer Upper and author of the new book, Capital Gaines: The Smart Things I’ve Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff (Thomas Nelson, 2017). Have you considered, today, what choices […]

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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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