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The Enemy of Our Souls is Allergic to This Bread

By Cynthia Ruchti “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29 (NIV) Years ago if you had asked me to name my favorite kitchen cooking task, I’d have answered, “Baking bread.” A friend’s hearty wholewheat bread recipe made a heavy loaf—filling, satisfying, and a good Christmas gift […]

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Confidence in Difficulty: Mercy to Carry My Cross

By Julia Attaway “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” —Luke 9:23 (NIV) Our daughter Maggie was being admitted to a psychiatric hospital. It wasn’t a surprise. Her mood hadn’t budged past “I’d rather not be alive” for months, and now she was flying […]

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Four Things to Remember When Praying for Your Prodigal

By Jodie Berndt “Mike, I want William to come home,” Lauren said softly. “I think he should,” Mike agreed, “but we can’t make him do anything. He’s literally living the life of the prodigal son—he got us to give him some money, and then he went away to a distant city and squandered it all […]

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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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