When You Don’t Have Words to Pray
June 10th, 2019

When You Don’t Have Words to Pray

Alex Miller

A striking pattern in the Gospels is the way Jesus’s disciples often seem jarred by his creative teaching style. They struggle to interpret him so much that when, late in his ministry, Jesus drops his metaphorical language and begins to tell them directly that he is going to die, ...

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Do I have to know things to follow Jesus?
March 25th, 2019

Do I have to know things to follow Jesus?

Mike Anderson

“Why are we wasting our time studying? What really matters is doing what Jesus said.” I’ve been a Christian for 12 years now, and in that time, I’ve heard countless sentiments like this—and for good reason, too. Jesus himself said, “If you love me, you ...

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How to Cultivate a Habit of Delight
March 4th, 2019

How to Cultivate a Habit of Delight

Alex Miller

A few weeks ago, I made the mistake of trying to get quickly in and out of a bookstore. Perhaps it’s the recent proliferation of online book shopping options, and my tendency to use them instead of the walk-in variety over the past few years, that made me foolish ...

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Look to Jesus for Strength to Endure Your Trials
October 9th, 2018

Look to Jesus for Strength to Endure Your Trials

Jason Malec

Every one of us has experienced a parental fail. If you’re a parent, you can point to those times when you messed up. (Maybe as recently as this morning!) If you’re not a parent, there are likely times when your own parents made bad decisions or ...

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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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Advent: How to Find God in the Holiday Bustle
December 4th, 2017

Advent: How to Find God in the Holiday Bustle

Lydia Sheldon

The season of Advent in the church calendar marks the days leading up to our celebration of Jesus’s birth. During this time, churches and individuals await Jesus’s coming and coming again. It is rife with anticipation, preparation, and expectation. Follow this three-part series  to enrich your Advent season ...

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Memorizing Scripture: How to Make God’s Word Part of You
August 13th, 2017

Memorizing Scripture: How to Make God’s Word Part of You

Peter Edman

Memorization has been on my mind and on my task list recently—including preparing a list of the top ten Bible passages everyone should memorize. One candidate for that top-ten list of memory verses is Pauls reminder in Philippians 4:8 to fill your mind with those things that are good. ...

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