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What You’ve Got to Know When You Open Up Your Bible

God is on the move through the #LentChallenge.

And it’s not just that more than 40,000 people have joined in.

It’s that the Holy Spirit is teaching, correcting, challenging, encouraging and breathing life into those who are reading the Bible in profound and downright amazing ways.

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10 Links to Challenge, Encourage, and Bless You Today

1. This little singer and her dad are guaranteed to bring you joy today: [Tweet this]

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10 Things to Remember When You’re Having a Dirty Dog Bad Day

Maybe you're having one of those days.

You know.

The one where you lost your keys, ran out of gas, juggled screaming kiddos, glances at a pile of bills, and there just aren't enough hours in a day.

Maybe you feel exhausted-like you're running on empty. Like expectations pile up but you're already spread too thin.

Maybe you are tired of arguing, sick of being left out, or weary of holding everyone else together.

Maybe your body isn't working like it's supposed to.

You aren't alone.

When you're at the end of your rope, wherever that may be, will you remember these powerful truths?

May they fill you with peace, hope, and joy today: Continue Reading...

Will You Go Back to the Beginning with Me?

Scripture is God’s story. He is the central character and the author of it all. Yet, as a loving God, we’re invited into the divine story God has been writing since the beginning of time. [Tweet this]

Will You Go Back to the Beginning with Me?

Will you go back to the beginning of God’s story with me?

Beginning today, we will spend the next six weeks diving into Genesis, using the accompanying DVD Bible study: Pursuing God’s Love: Stories from the Book of Genesis.

To whet our appetite for what God has in store for us, here are four things to know before you read Genesis 1-3: Continue Reading...

10 Things To Do When You Get Behind on Bible Study

Let’s face it.

Sometimes schedules jam-pack. Work spills over into rest. Clothes need to be washed.

While your intentions and organization may have started out on track, you may find yourself getting a little behind on the Bible study you signed up for.

You’re not alone. 

May I encourage you? Don’t give up! Even if you’re one-day or four-weeks behind schedule, God can and is doing work in your heart through what you’re learning. Will you keep pressing forward?

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