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Fifteen Important Questions to Ask Your Grandchildren Deborah Haddix

Questions are powerful! Ask a well-crafted question and you can open up a closed-mouthed child, build relationship, and explore the depths of your thoughts. Question-asking can also help you reflect, learn and move forward. Here are 15 Importantl Questions Every Grandparent Needs to Ask 1. Do I ...more

Don't Let Politics Hurt Your Mental Health Caroline Leaf

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 In the current political climate, ...more

Is Homosexuality Worse Than Other Sins? Randy Alcorn

Recently I received a thoughtful question from a reader asking if homosexuality is a “worse” sin than others in God’s view. Here’s my answer. The point isn’t that homosexual sin is worse than other sins, but that it’s a result of and related to idolatry. Romans 1:22-27 says: 22 Claiming to be ...more

Sarah and I: Her Story is My Story Julie Barrier

Sarah is my favorite woman in the Bible. Flawed but faithful, she inspires me to finish my race well. Although I stumble and struggle along the way, I know I will enter heaven and hear Jesus say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”  If Sarah can be included in the Hall of Faithful Heroes, you ...more

7 Words: The Key to Being Nice Jon Acuff

I know a few jerks who have made it pretty far in life. To pretend otherwise would be a lie. Jerks occasionally win. They make lots of money. They get famous. They accomplish lots and lots of things. They succeed in a million different ways, but, there’s a catch. Jerks who win, only win ...more

5 Reasons Anger is the New Epidemic Carey Nieuwhof

"Now is the time to cast off and throw away all these rotten garments of anger, hatred, cursing, and dirty language." Colossians 3:8 NLT So much is changing so quickly in our culture. One of the things that is changing quickly is how deeply we seem to hate each other. I wish I could say ...more

Temptation Needs a Warning Label Lysa TerKeurst

Have you ever made a decision you knew deep down wasn’t right, but it seemed completely justifiable in your situation? Maybe you’ve been lonely in your marriage for a really long time, so it seems understandable that you’d seek companionship from a man who isn’t your husband. Or, you know you need ...more

How to Understand Your Child's Behavior Kevin Leman

It was 8:00 p.m. and we nearly had a family riot. We had another 2 loads to move. I had said we’d only work until 8:00 pm. One child, said “You said we’d only work til 8:00 and it is 8:00.” Another said, “We were going to play a family game tonight and it will be too late if we do another trip.” ...more

The Fatal Disease of Ingratitude Francis Frangipane

The very quality of your life, whether you love it or hate it, is based upon how thankful you are toward God. It is one's attitude that determines whether life unfolds into a place of blessedness or wretchedness. Indeed, looking at the same rose bush, some people complain that the roses have ...more

Top Ten List to Build a Lasting Marriage Randy Carlson

1.     Forgive Quickly. The Bible speaks of keeping “short accounts.” In other words, don’t hold on to anger. Keep your marriage “current” instead of bottling up past issues, only to release them one day in an angry volley. “… be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God ...more