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5 Powerful Reasons You Must Recapture the Lost Art of Sending a Card Today

Technology has turned the way we communicate upside down. Inboxes and text screen overflow. Sometimes emails become more of a bane than blessing. The email with the 124 pictures of cats was adorbs the first time, but somehow less endearing the 54th time you received it.

What if you reached out to someone the old-fashioned way using an aptly worded greeting card?

Who in your life can you reach out to today and speak words of hope and life and encouragement?

I felt compelled to create a line of cards for those who don’t know what to say. Because sometimes store bought cards just don’t capture our hearts.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about why we need to consider sending more cards a regular part of our lives.

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This week, we're offering the biggest sale prices of the year on books and Bible studies for your small group, Bible study, or Sunday school class.

Save up to 40% on books & Bible studies during the Annual Fall Sale at Act fast! Sale ends Friday, September 4th. Quantities are limited. 

Before you keep reading, you need to know that your direct purchases through our website have made all the difference and we can’t thank you enough for your continued support. Margaret continues to get stronger each day. Leif still likes to joke, “Ut oh!”

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We've been overwhelmed by the response to the Fight Back With Joy 6-Session DVD Bible Study. LifeWay named it one of their top Bible studies for 2015! We've received countless emails about how transformative and inspiring and the tremendous impact God is making through this study.

Will you join me for Fight Back With Joy Bible Study? Pick up the study for $79.99 and grab the Fight Back With Joy book and workbook combinations for only $19.99 (regularly $28.94).

Plus, if you order the kit, you'll receive a FREE Fight Back With Joy necklace.

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Let’s shake up your prayer life forever with The Sacred Echo 6-Session DVD Bible Study. Or, if you prefer, we can explore attributes of God’s character—his bigheartedness, kindness, love, and more—through The Organic God 6-Session DVD Bible Study.

Click here to pick up The Sacred Echo Bible Study DVD Kit or The Organic God Bible Study DVD Kit on sale today for $69.99 each (regularly $99.99—a 30% savings).

Wonderstruck DVD Bible STudy

Slip on your walking shoes as we explore the wonders of creation, friendship, forgiveness, and so much more through Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God 7-Session DVD Bible Study. Revolutionize your walk with God as you learn to live with divine expectation and scan the horizon for holy exclamation points of God’s presence. You may be asking if the background is made with a green screen—nope, just filmed in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies.

Click here to preview a video and pick up the Wonderstruck DVD Bible Study Kit today.

STD Kit 1Savor grapes, munch on bread, let your taste buds dance with the sweetness of honey as we take an adventure through vineyards and farms, fields and hives through the Scouting the Divine 6-Session DVD Bible Study. We’ll explore the agrarian themes of Scripture—you know, those passages that leave you a little confused—making the Bible a scratch and sniff, interactive pop-up book once again.

Click here to preview a video and pick up Scouting the Divine DVD Bible Study Kit today.

Extra-Special Bonus: If you order 25 or more book and workbook combinations or 50 or more workbooks for any Bible study, I will join your small group via phone for a short, personal greeting.

Save 30% on book and workbook combinations for all studies! Click here to stock up for your group.

Quantities are limited so act fast and stock up on your next Bible study today.

The Annual Fall Sale ends on Friday at midnight.

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Giveaways You Don’t Want to Miss: Candace Cameron Bure, Jen Hatmaker, Emily Freeman

When I worked as a journalist early in my writing career, I interviewed Kirk Cameron multiple times. Kirk’s kindness, thoughtfulness and passion for Christ made a lasting impression on Leif and I. To this day, whenever we see him at events, he remembers our names, asks about our lives, and still walks in remarkable graciousness. Continue Reading...

Invisible by Jennifer Rothschild

When my friend, Jennifer Rothschild, told me about her new book I couldn’t way to get my hands on Invisible: How You Feel Is Not Who You Are.

A gifted writer and Bible teacher, Jennifer doesn’t shy away from hard issues or the struggles of life. Her newest book is no exception. Jennifer explores the story of Gomer, a person chosen and loved but prone to wander—a person like you or me.

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If You’re Serious About Writing, You Can’t Afford Not to Read This

My friend, Jonathan Merritt, is a guru in the publishing world. He’s an award-winning faith and culture writer who serves as senior columnist for Religion News Service. He has published more than 2,000 articles in outlets such as USA Today, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Christianity Today, and CNN.comBlamo!

If that’s not enough, Jonathan has also published three books, including his most recent, Jesus is Better Than You Imagined, which Publishers Weekly described as full of “winsome writing and absorbing tales.” He has also worked as a collaborator, writing coach, and ghostwriter on dozens of other titles.

I asked Jonathan what makes the difference between people who dream about writing and those who become writers. 

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