Brand New Adult Coloring Book & Prayer Journal: Pocketful of Promises

God is with you. God is for you. God has not forgotten you.

Sometimes in the midst of difficult seasons, I forget. I lose any sense of God’s deep love. I lose sight of his abundant grace. And I let go of his promises.

Scripture reminds us that no matter what our situation, God is with us and for us. He promises to never leave us. He doesn’t misplace the blueprints for our lives or forget the whereabouts of our hope and future.  read more…

The Most Powerful Lesson I Learned During Lent

If only you were here. I’d greet you with a warm hug and three words:

He is risen.

Leif and I are still in pajamas. I’ll make you a latte or tea or pull that icy Coke out of the fridge for you.

You snuggle into our grey couch. We watch the sunrise. And chat about what these last 40 days have meant to us.

How they’ve… read more…

The Truth About Soul Talk

Confession: I talk to myself.

My hunch is that you do, too.

Sure, the mumbling when we can’t find our car keys.

But I’m talking about something deeper—the words you’re really saying to yourself.

Today, I want to introduce you to an amazing friend and Bible teacher, Jennifer Rothschild. read more…

Little Known Ways to Be of Good Cheer

The Gospel of John is written that you and I might believe.

Not cross our fingers

Not wish on a star.

Not dream about.

Believe.

Remember…

John the Baptist called us to believe (John 1:7).

Jesus called us to believe through his signs and miracles. Some believed, others not. (John 2:11, 4:53, 9:37, 11:45-46, and the unforgettable 6:66).

As we tuck ourselves in the upper room, Jesus instructs:

Believe in God, believe in me (14:1).

If you want to know God, know Christ. If you want to believe in God, believe in Christ.

As we dive into today’s reading #LentChallenge Beloved in John 16:1-15, we discover… read more…

How Anna LeBaron Broke Free from a Polygamist Cult

Searching for a gripping story? Look no further than Anna LeBaron. She was one of more than four dozen children of the infamous polygamist cult leader, Ervil LeBaron. (Yes, his first name looks suspiciously evil).

As a young girl, Anna endured horrific living conditions, child labor, and sexual grooming. She managed to escape, and now she’s ready to tell her story in The Polygamist’s Daughter (Tyndale House), a new release.

During the Lent Challenge, we’ve been rediscovering the power of Scripture. Turns out that’s what helped set Anna free.

Here’s a glimpse of Anna’s beautiful story. It’s a privilege to have her guest post:

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Here is a Method That is Helping Me Relinquish Control

Cancer is a brutal path. For me, every step of treatment involved unspeakable suffering.

The long-term damage to my body, the chronic pain. I don’t have words. One day I will. But for now, I’m still taking it one day at a time.

But today, I want to introduce you to a friend who brings me great joy and companionship, Michele Cushatt.

You may have heard her voice, her story as co-host of Michael Hyatt’s This is Your Life podcast or a speaker at many large conferences. She, too, has fought a brutal battle with cancer, and learned much about what it means to relinquish control.

Her discoveries aren’t just true when it comes to health, but work and live and parenting.

As we dive into the #LentChallenge of #Beloved in John 12:12-50 for today’s reading, allow Michelle’s words and insights to wash over you.

Here’s Michelle: read more…

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