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How To Handle Discouragement (A Lesson from Nehemiah)

How To Handle Discouragement (A Lesson from Nehemiah)

Have you ever started on a big project and were unable to finish it because you got discouraged? Projects like running a race, remodeling a room in your home or writing a book are often plagued with challenges. Maybe you are an artist or an entrepreneur. I find that...

Learning to Share the Gospel like Paul

Learning to Share the Gospel like Paul

With the help of Betty Crocker and her fudge brownie mix, I am told I make the world's best brownies. They are so popular, I make two boxes at a time. They usually disappear shortly after they come out of the oven and before the wonderful aroma of warm chocolate...

We Have More Than Enough Hope

We Have More Than Enough Hope

Do you need hope? I know that I have lived through seasons when I've felt desperate for hope, and maybe you feel that way too. Today I want to remind you of this truth: we are the people of good news, of eternal hope. We are the people with the greatest source of...

What the Bible Says About Peace

What the Bible Says About Peace

The world is desperate for peace. Peace is something we've been seeking forever, really, and we have tried all kinds of things. People have devoted their entire lives to seeking peace, beautiful people who we celebrate because they gave their lives for peace. We know...

Words Matter to God

Words Matter to God

God is speaking words to us, words that matter. All throughout the Bible, the words of God matter. I’ve been praying for you this week, that you fall in love with God’s Word, see its power in your life, understand it’s going to call you into action, and I know that’s what God wants for every single one of us.

Prepare Your Heart: Rejoice and Pray

Prepare Your Heart: Rejoice and Pray

This is rich with what we need today, in 1 Thessalonians 5:16: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks.” Today we’re going to look closely at the “rejoice” and “pray” parts. Rejoice. Paul understood joy is the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. He even says it’s one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Joy is infused with hope.

Prepare Your Heart: Thanksgiving

Prepare Your Heart: Thanksgiving

God desires for you and I to give thanks no matter what’s going on in our lives, because it’s good for us. God knows this is what we need to do. Gratitude isn’t just about feeling good. Gratitude doesn’t mean we have to be happy. But gratitude leads us to joy. It elevates us, at least for a moment, from the things of this earth into the heavenly realm.

Learning About Time Management from Moses

Learning About Time Management from Moses

Today we’re going to look at Moses, a man who was sought by millions of people for his wisdom. Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, and he was a great leader. He can teach us much about setting priorities.