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How to Start Reading the Bible with Friends
July 16th, 2018

How to Start Reading the Bible with Friends

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

Every weekday morning, after I’ve gone for my walk, had breakfast, and tidied up my living room, I unlock my front door and wait for Lilit to come over for morning devotions. About 20 years younger than me, Lilit has lived next door since our church helped her move ...

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How to Unlock the Bible’s Poetry
July 9th, 2018

How to Unlock the Bible’s Poetry

Michael Dechane

Philip Yancey’s book, The Bible Jesus Read , was a helpful and inspiring guide for me when I began reading the Bible and found myself struggling to engage with the Old Testament. His reflections helped me find a foothold to begin reading the prophets and wisdom literature. One ...

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The Unexpected Delight of Listening to the Bible
July 2nd, 2018

The Unexpected Delight of Listening to the Bible

Lydia Sheldon

I used to read my Bible every morning with a cup of coffee and a journal full of notes and prayers—a scene worthy of Instagram. That habit of consistent Bible study filled my heart with God’s voice. But I’m not there right now. After a ...

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Paying Attention to the Bible’s Important Messages
June 25th, 2018

Paying Attention to the Bible’s Important Messages

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

“To be honest with you…”  “To tell you the truth…” “As a matter of fact…” “Honestly…” “To be frank…” How often have you heard or uttered these words, or some similar phrase? Have you ever wondered why anyone would preface a ...

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Turn to Scripture to Learn How to Pray
June 18th, 2018

Turn to Scripture to Learn How to Pray

Lydia Sheldon

I went to bed last night in that oh-so-familiar pre-bed state. You know the one. Contrary to every health guru blogger, doctor, and grandmother’s advice, I did not wind down. There was no long bath with salts, no cello music drifting through lavender oil-scented air. Light glared from bulbs ...

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Engage Kids with the Bible Before They Can Read
June 11th, 2018

Engage Kids with the Bible Before They Can Read

Michael Foust

The first time I read the Bible to my oldest child, he tried to eat it. Mind you, he was barely a year old and was teething, and the colorful Bible board book I was holding did resemble every colorful object in his ...

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Embrace Your True Freedom in God
June 4th, 2018

Embrace Your True Freedom in God

Amber Parker

Have you ever read something that shook you? Words that you couldn’t get away from? Words that played over and over in your mind? That is what happened when I read Galatians 5:1. Even though I had seen the words many times before, this time was different. ...

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Engage Your Heart and Mind with Scripture While at Work
May 28th, 2018

Engage Your Heart and Mind with Scripture While at Work

Michael Dechane

When I imagine Jesus working alongside Joseph, learning his father’s trade as a carpenter, I wonder how much they talked. Woodworking has always been a noisy business, and that makes conversation hard. Imagine, though, how important those times of working and talking together must have been as Jesus was ...

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