Are you feeling thankful today? This is the time of year when Christians encourage each other to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, particularly the ones we often take for granted—for loved ones, for health, for supportive communities. But what if you aren’t feeling especially grateful for those usual things right now? Maybe […]
This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Mel Lawrenz is away this week. “How to Study […]
Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States (#dayofprayer)—a day when people are encouraged to spend time in prayer and meditation. This year’s event is themed around Isaiah 58:1: “Shout aloud! Don’t hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet!” Are you planning to participate in any way? To mark today’s […]
We will return in two weeks with the next lesson in “How to Study the Bible.” For this week, a Christmas blessing for personal or church use (including printable PDF version link below). Christ has come! Lord God, In these weeks leading up to Christmas we long to know the meaning, the power, and the […]
This week marks the start of one of the world’s biggest religious observances: Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. While Christians don’t observe Ramadan, it’s nevertheless helpful to be aware of it. Here are a few things you can do during Ramadan to grow closer to God and show Christ-like grace to our Muslim neighbors.
Please join us in praying for victims of the attacks in Norway, as well as for police and rescue personnel working to restore security.
Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. As anyone who has seen a recent newspaper knows, there are plenty of reasons to be praying. What are some of your favorite prayers from the Bible?
Please join us today in praying for the people of Japan and other areas affected by the tsunami. We’ve gathered a few helpful links for keeping up with news of the crisis.