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Addressing the Top Three Concerns about Homeschooling

By Durenda Wilson Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. —Proverbs 22:6 Most kids have a subject or two that aren’t their favorite, but the disconnect so many kids experience between their lives and their learning has become increasingly common, not […]

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Hope and High-Waisted Jeans

By Jess Connolly When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory […]

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Why Body Image Is a Spiritual Issue

By Jess Connolly I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. —Psalm 139:14 I was riding in the back of one of my parents’ cars; I can’t quite remember which one. It was the early ’90s, and seatbelts felt more negotiable then, so I […]

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The Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible: Where It Came From, How to Use It, and Where It’s Going

By the Zondervan Bible Group The Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible (Zondervan, 2021) has been trusted and used for more than five generations. It’s a study and reference work that’s unparalleled in its ability to enrich personal devotions, topical study, and sermon preparation. Why has it been so popular since its release in 1908? Because this unique […]

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What Does It Mean to Abide?

By Jodie Berndt When I read John’s Gospel and got to chapter 15, I didn’t really think it was intended for me. I mean, I know that all of God’s Word was written for all of his people, but this particular passage—one where Jesus tells us 11 times in only ten verses to “remain” in […]

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Jesus’ Model for Prayer

By Jodie Berndt I don’t know about you, but I spent a lot of years thinking that prayer was basically a one-way conversation in which I’d ask God for what I thought would be good and then see what happened. If my relationships or my circumstances lined up with my requests, I would know that […]

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A Game Changer for the Selfishness Problem

By Dave & Ann Wilson One Saturday several years ago, we flew to Illinois to watch one of our sons play in a college football game. As I (Dave) drove our rental car from the Chicago airport to the stadium, I glanced over at Ann, who was napping. I thought to myself, I am so […]

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Why You Need Good Fences in Your Life

By Jennifer Dukes Lee If I could lose my salvation, it would have happened the day a rogue pig showed up in our yard. My hands were wrist-deep in dishwater when I saw it out of the corner of my eye—a blur, a moving blob at first. And then I made out the figure as […]

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Act On the Solomon Promise

By Henry Blackaby [God says,] “If my people, who bear my name, humble themselves, pray and seek my face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). It is the people of God who can truly shape a nation. Generally, politicians […]

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Your Permission to Grow Slowly

By Jennifer Dukes Lee He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, […]

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