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Here's a God-Centered Grandparent's Guide! Deborah Haddix

Affirming our grandchildren – it’s key: to building strong relationships, to discipleship, to passing the faith. Our words are powerful. When handled well, they can build up, encourage, communicate love, and convey value to our grandchildren. On the other hand, our disregard in the use of our ...more

How to Be SURE God Will Answer Your Prayer! John Piper

John Piper teaches a powerful lesson on God's conditions for answering your prayers. Here's how to pray more powerfully! "God never ignores his children. He is never too busy. Never lacking in resources. Never confused. Never ill-disposed. He is always attentive. Always gracious. Always eager. ...more

Don't Fear the Teenage Years! Russell Moore

Parents of teenagers: are you excited or panicked about your kids? Dr. Russell Moore pens words of encouragement for you today! "I noticed in my social media archive app that one year ago I had posted on Twitter the following words: “Parents of small children, don’t let people fill you with dread ...more

How Do I Handle the Ache of Loneliness? Lysa TerKeurst

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” Ephesians 3:17b-18 (NIV)I don’t like to be in pain. In any way. And if I’m not careful, this aversion to pain can ...more

How to Identify Your Spiritual Gifts! Tom Terry

After a discussion with my daughter recently about the subject of spiritual gifts, I’d thought I’d post an evaluation form used to help others discover their area of gifting. I developed this simple tool and find it relevant and helpful. The objective of the tool is to act as an indicator for which ...more

Why Do We Keep Making Bad Decisions? Caroline Leaf

"Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;    love her, and she will watch over you." Proverbs 4:6 I am sure you have asked yourself many times why you keep making the same bad choice over and over again. I know I have! Recently, this happened to me; my schedule was so busy, and my husband ...more

What is the Tree of Life in Heaven? Randy Alcorn

In Revelation, after the apostle John describes the river of life, he mentions another striking feature: “On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations” (Revelation 22:2). ...more

Nebuchadnezzar and Billy Graham: A Study in Pride and Humility Max Lucado

King Nebuchadnezzar had no peers. He was the uncontested ruler of the world of the 6th century B.C. Babylon, his city, rose out of the desert plains like a Manhattan skyline. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which legend says he built for his wife, were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. ...more

Trusting God in Troubled Times Lysa TerKeurst

Do you see what is going on around you and feel overwhelmed? This is what author Lysa Terkeurst has to say: Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah.” 2 Chronicles 20:3 (NIV) "Do you ever look around at all that is happening in our world today, ...more

A Report Card from Our Kids John Beeson

Pastor John Beeson and his wife Angel are amazing parents. But, like most parents, they wanted to know what their teenage kids thought about their parenting skills. This is what they said: "We have two wonderful teenage kids. Camille is 16 and Soren is 14. It’s hard to believe that adulthood is ...more