2 Ways to Animate Your Bible Reading
February 3rd, 2020

2 Ways to Animate Your Bible Reading

Randy Petersen

Many Bible readers get into a certain rhythm—reading 5-10 verses of the Bible text and asking certain questions to dig into the meaning. Perhaps they read an entry from a devotional booklet. This is a fine model for Bible study, no need to change it. Unless ...

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You Can Engage Scripture on Your Way to Work
January 20th, 2020

You Can Engage Scripture on Your Way to Work

Davina McDonald

The sun has just come up and already I’m feeling anxious, flustered, even exhausted. Not only do I have noise all around me, but I also deal with noise within me. The hustle and bustle of commuting only makes this worse. If I’m not careful, I will allow things ...

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Make 2020 Your Year of the Bible
January 13th, 2020

Make 2020 Your Year of the Bible

Carolyn Wildermuth

If I had a nickel for every time I said, “I don’t have enough time to do that, ” I would be rich. For me, and I suspect most people, not enough time is an automatic excuse for things I have not thought through or prioritized. The bottom line ...

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Scripture for every season of life
January 6th, 2020

Scripture for every season of life

Dottie McLoughlin

I recently reached Senior Citizen status and was having a little trouble celebrating the event. It seemed a bit unreal—after all, wasnt I just 35 a year or two ago? Then I remembered: Oh yeah, the kids are married with families of their own. My husband and I downsized ...

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Why bother?
October 28th, 2019

Why bother?

Anne Kennedy

The Bible is usually the last thing I want to face in the morning. I lie in bed in the early dawn, that netherworld between darkness and light, my phone in my hand, teetering between clicking on Facebook and clicking on my Bible app.  I grew ...

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How To Get Your Kids Engaged in Scripture This Summer
July 1st, 2019

How To Get Your Kids Engaged in Scripture This Summer

Margi McCombs

Adapted from “Now Is the Time Parents’ Guide” by Margi McCombs. If you’re a parent, you might not share in your kids’ joy as you anticipate weeks and weeks of no school. By mid-summer, you’ve gone through an untold number of ice pops. ...

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The Bible’s Hope For Your Anxiety
June 17th, 2019

The Bible’s Hope For Your Anxiety

Liz Wann

Anxiety is close to home for me. In fact, it’s right under my roof. Though I’m not typically an anxious person, I’ve had my own dark season of anxiety. And my husband has struggled with it on a sometimes daily basis—even to the point where it has affected our ...

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Be An Onlooker in a Gospel Story
May 27th, 2019

Be An Onlooker in a Gospel Story

Joy Clarkson

Legend has it that when Saint Bonaventure received the news that he had been elected a cardinal, he was washing dishes in the monastery kitchen. Never very impressed with the prestige of this world, he requested that the cardinal’s hat (a symbol of honor and authority) be hung on ...

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