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Article by Kelli Hamann
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Advent Day 4: Relentless Love

Tim marshall 114623 175x92 We have a chocolate lab, and his name is Truman. Every day he reminds me of God’s relentless love for me. He has no idea he’s doing it, but I’m convinced God sent him to me, just in case I happen to be having a hard time remembering how obsessed my heavenly Father is with … Continue reading Advent Day 4:...

December 07 2020

Article by Kelli Hamann
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Advent Day 6: Yes, He Really Loves YOU

Tim marshall 114623 175x92 My husband and I ran an inner city ministry in Portland for at risk kids several years ago, and we love telling our stories of lives that were changed by the love of God during those years. People came to us with all kinds of reasons for needing help: mentoring, money, food, homework, bills, advice–but … Continue reading...

December 06 2020

Article by Kelli Hamann
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Advent Day 3: Love Breaks Through Barriers

Tim marshall 114623 175x92 Having a hard time believing God REALLY loves you? Then imagine a little boy and his ant farm. This boy had a particular fondness for his ants, and he spent every spare moment he could admiring them as they tirelessly performed the same mundane tasks day in and day out: moving dirt around, digging new … Continue reading Advent...

December 06 2020

Article by Kelli Hamann
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Advent Day 2: God’s Unconditional Love Is a Real Thing

Tim marshall 114623 175x92 Last summer I heard a great preacher tell a fascinating story about a girl he once met on a plane. Fresh from partying on Bourbon Street, she plunked herself down–along with her drink–right next to him, turned to him, and asked, “So, what do you do for a living?” Her bourbon breath swirling in his …...

December 02 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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10 Advent Verses To Read With Your Family

Advent feature 175x92 Christmas time is here, and with it, the celebration of Advent. Not all denominations observe Advent, but those who do know that it’s such a meaningful practice. Even if your church doesn’t go by the traditional four weeks of Advent, I bet it still does special things leading up to Christmas. So, what is Advent, …...

December 02 2020

Article by Kelli Hamann
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Advent Day 1: God’s Unstoppable Love

Tim marshall 114623 175x92 I think Jesus would agree with the great prophets, the Beatles, when they coined the phrase, “All you need is love.” After all, Jesus said so Himself when someone asked Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” (Matt. 22:36, ESV) He told the questioner: “You shall love the Lord your God...

December 01 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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Change The Course Of Your Day With This Prayer

Morning pratyer 5 175x92 I get it. Mornings are rough. When I finally pry myself out of bed, I usually beeline for the coffee maker and then run through my ever-growing to-do list. So often I get in the mindset that I’m too busy to spend quality time with God in the morning. I push it off until lunch, … Continue reading Change The Course Of Your...

November 17 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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The Undeniable Strength Of A Godly Woman

Godly woman 175x92 There are lots of good women in the world, but a God-fearing woman is hard to find. She has the strength of the Lord behind her words, His purpose in her heart, and His love flowing through every thought, word, and deed. Truly, to be a woman of God is a life-long journey. Perhaps you’re … Continue reading The Undeniable...

November 14 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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Psalm 22 Like We’ve Never Heard It Before…

Psalm 22 175x92 As Christians, it’s easy to fall into the trap of pasting on a smile and feigning joy and fulfillment, no matter what we’re going through. We don’t want non-believers to think we’re unhappy, thus somehow ruining our testimony, and it’s hard to be vulnerable with other Christians for fear they’ll...

October 27 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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10 Bible Verses To Read Before Bed

Sleeo bible feature 175x92 If you struggle to get to sleep at night, you’re certainly not alone. According to sleephealth.org, “More than 50 million Americans already suffer from over 80 different sleep disorders and another 20 to 30 million suffer intermittent sleep problems each year.” That’s a whole heck of a lot of people struggling...

October 20 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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Who Does Christ Say You Are?

Cross who 175x92 What makes up your identity? Physical traits? Perhaps it’s a title like mother, wife, or sister. Maybe your identity is wrapped up in your job and always pushing for the next promotion. Scripture tells us that the moment we accept Christ’s sacrifice and invite Him to be Lord of our lives, our identity lies with …...

October 06 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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When God Is Silent

God is working 175x92 Do you feel like the Lord isn’t speaking to you? Maybe you don’t even know what it means to hear from the Lord, to be in His word every day, gleaning new truths. Perhaps at one point you were on fire for God, feeling like He was moving in your life in big and powerful … Continue reading When God Is Silent →

September 24 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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Is Your Life Ruled By Fear Or Faith?

Fear feature 175x92 What are you afraid of? A few things probably come to mind. Spiders, heights, cleaning behind the fridge. But we’re talking about those deep seated fears. The ones you don’t even want to speak out loud. The kind of fear that sinks down into your heart and makes you doubt God’s goodness. Maybe it even … Continue...

September 22 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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Encouragement for the Tired, Burnt Out Christian

Stress feature 175x92 What’s the first thought in your mind when the alarm clock goes off? How about while you’re running errands, responding to work emails, or corraling the kids? What’s the last thought in your mind when your head hits the pillow? For many of us, the busyness and stress of life have overwhelmed our thoughts from … Continue reading...

September 04 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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God Loves Us Deeply. When We Sin, His Love Doesn’t Change

Breant shows feature 175x92 John 8:44 tells us that the devil is “a liar and the father of lies.” Some lies are obvious the longer we spend time in God’s word, while others remain elusive and continue to do a lot of damage in our relationship with God. One such lie that is often confusing and doesn’t get talked … Continue reading...

August 30 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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Why God Makes Us Wait

Peywe feature 175x92 Have you been praying about a specific situation only to feel like your words are falling on deaf ears? Maybe you’re praying for a friend to be saved or a family member in poor health. These are all good things, so why does it feel like God isn’t answering? We’ve all experienced this from time … Continue...

August 29 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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Listen To This Timely, Powerful Message By Billy Graham!

Bg vapor 175x92 Most of us, even those who didn’t grow up in the church, recognize Billy Graham’s name. He is considered one of the most influential evangelicals of the 20th century, and many people are still being encouraged and even brought to the Lord through his messages today. In this brief video clip of a sermon he … Continue reading...

August 21 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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Lonely? Hopeless? Listen To These Truths Today!

Not alone feature 175x92 There are over 7.5 billion people in the world, and yet nearly everyone can relate to feeling utterly alone. Of course, we know that being lonely doesn’t necessarily have to do with being surrounded by people. True loneliness is so much deeper than that. It’s the feeling of no one understanding, no one seeing you … Continue...

August 21 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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When Your Church Clap Is Spot On!

Church clap 175x92 There are dozens, even hundreds of verses on praise and worship in the Bible. In fact, according to Godwin Jirah, “In the King James version of the Bible, praise occurs 259 times and worship 188 times.”

August 12 2020

Article by Jess Griggs
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Dolly Parton & Zach Williams Perform “There Was Jesus”

There was jc 175x92 There are many different kinds of prayers. If you grew up in the church, you’re probably familiar with the ACTS model of prayer: A = Adoration (Praising and worshipping God) C = Confession (Confessing your sins) T = Thanksgiving (Reflecting on God’s good gifts and how He’s blessed you) S = Supplication (Bringing your...

August 11 2020