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Where Did Baby Jesus Go? 3 Ways to Bring Him Back! Julie Barrier

Merry Christmas! Oh, excuse me! Seasons Greetings.  Happy Holidays. Finding Jesus at Christmas is just like playing “Where’s Waldo.” Look hard. He’s nowhere to be found! I attended a middle school “Christmas” concert with my daughter. The word “Christmas” was never uttered. Nary a carol was sung. ...more

7 Bible Truths That Bring Great Happiness Randy Alcorn

Do you want to experience true happiness? God's Word gives us seven ways to be happy in Him. 1. God’s Immeasurable Love for Us In Ephesians, Paul prays that the recipients of his letter may “have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to ...more

Me-First Prayers Jan Shrader

Why do flight attendants give parents flying with young children the instructions, “If there is a change in the air pressure in the cabin and the oxygen masks are deployed always put the oxygen mask on yourself first and then on your child,”?  It’s because if the parent puts the mask on the ...more

Eight Simple Strategies to Have Meaningful Conversations Julie Barrier

        When is the last time you so enjoyed spending time with others that you never looked at your watch, never checked your phone? Michael Hyatt, Don McMinn and Chet Weld taught me these life-changing principles. I dreaded group meetings, dinners and parties. Now I relish them! Here’s what I ...more

Know Why and What to Believe Rick Warren

God expects you to know not only what you believe but why you believe it. And now, more than ever, our world needs Christians who can explain what they believe and why they believe it to others. Why? Because most of the people in the world don’t have a clue as to what they really believe. Our ...more

Defeating Satan's Footholds and Strongholds Neil Anderson

We overcome Satan’s schemes when we understand how he oppresses us and how we must defeat him. Here are some clear ways to recognize demonic oppression in your life and find victory! The Evil One and his demons seize opportunities to cunningly influence our thinking in many different ways and to ...more

Are You Praying Like a Non-Believer? John Piper

What kind of prayers do you pray? Do you pray with faith or doubt, selfishly or unselfishly? Dr. John Piper reveals how Christians often ask God for their good, not for His best: Something is amiss when Christians pray the way unbelievers pray. Of course, unbelievers do pray. They pray by the ...more

13 Reasons People Are Resistant to Change Carey Nieuwhof

You’re probably trying to change something right now. And — if you’re honest — you’ve already thought about backing off. Change seems too difficult. You’ve watched friends get hurt trying to lead similar change. You’ve heard the voices of opposition get a little louder. You really don’t want ...more

5 Life Lessons I Learned While Facing Death Julie Barrier

I sat in a sterile, dark bedroom for these last months, isolated, gasping for air. My doctors’ orders? Ninety doses of the strongest antibiotic known to man, IV infusions to protect my immune system, breathing treatments, quarantine and bed rest. My prognosis? Not great. An 80% chance I would ...more

Financial Scarcity Plus Gospel Joy Equals Riches Tim Keller

In the most severe trial their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability.  (2 Corinthians 8:2-3)   Stewardship and generous giving is one of the most important ways we know that the ...more