Why is Jesus Called the Lamb of God? Jan Shrader

I don’t believe in accidents.  But, sometimes things happen that I didn’t plan, like the time Gary and I ended up on an all-Jewish bus tour of Israel.  When Gary retired from pastoring, our home church gave Gary a travel voucher as a retirement gift.  After praying and researching our ...more

Process Your Depression and Loss God's Way Neil Anderson

One critical key to overcoming depression is to process your losses. A loss can be real, threatened or imagined, which is often a negative thought or lie that is believed. Either one can precipitate a depression. How we respond to any loss or crisis will determine how fast we recover. The following ...more

Paul: To the Third Heaven with No Fanfare! John Piper

John Piper, in his magnificent book, "Why I Love the Apostle Paul," asks us why Paul didn't boast more about his vision of the third heaven. Where did Paul go? Here are John Piper's observations: "Suppose you had an absolutely stunning supernatural experience, like being in a car accident and ...more

Why Did Jesus Say We Are the Light of the World? John Beeson

I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. During the dead of winter, there are several weeks where the sun skims the horizon for a mere four hours a day. If you move north to the Arctic Circle, there are days with no sunlight at all. Can you imagine a world without light? A world where you can’t see your ...more

Twelve Self-Assessment Questions for Christian Parents Luke Gilkerson

God is the One who entrusted children to us in the first place: God, our Heavenly Father. And thankfully, He has a lot to say in His Word about His standards for good parents. Curious about them? Here are 12 self-assessment questions to consider from the Bible. 12 Self-Assessment Questions for ...more

How to Say "No" Wisely Lysa TerKeurst

Proverbs 2:11: "Discretion will watch over you, understanding and discernment will guard you." Lysa Terkeurst gives ten simple guidelines to help you navigate your decisions wisely: Personal 1. While my heart wants to say yes, yes, yes, the reality of my time makes this a no. 2. I am ...more

When Hurricanes Come, God's Hope is Here Max Lucado

We saw the storm coming. While it was still days away, the predictions chilled our spines and jolted our complacency. “It’s a monster!” “Disaster is not only at our doorstep, it’s coming in!” Now it arrives and will it be as vast and terrible as advertised? It promises to pounce, then sit and sit ...more

You MATTER. Never Forget It! Brie Barrier Wetherbee

Ever had God blow your socks off? Shock you with His goodness? Leave you speechless with His plan? This weekend I was reading the new book by Richard Preston. He wrote the Hot Zone years ago about the Ebola virus breakout outside of Washington DC. His newest covers the Ebola crisis in West Africa ...more

Why Don't We Talk About Death? Randy Alcorn

Why don't we talk about death? Why are we silent about the inevitable? Randy Alcorn shares his thoughts: "There’s an old story of a slave who travels with his master to Baghdad. Early one morning, milling through the marketplace, the slave sees Death in human form. Death gives him a threatening ...more

How to Give Your Grown Children to God Julie Barrier

You shed crocodile tears when your little cherub bravely entered the kindergarten door, Sponge Bob backpack in tow. You watched your tyke kick his first soccer goal. You rejoiced when your teen eagerly entered the church bus on his first mission trip. Then he met a GIRL. All of a sudden, this ...more