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The Worst Response When Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Thought

He’s easy to pass by. That forerunner of Christ tends to make brief, odd appearances.

John the Baptist wore the kind of clothes Goodwill would reject for a donation. He survived on an ancient, minimalist version of the South Beach diet. Some protein. A few carbs. Small portions. And the nasty aftertaste of those honey-covered locusts.

Yet John burned with a fiery passion for God. The sparks flew in his preaching. He described a kingdom coming that would leave everyone in shock and awe. The holiness. The wrath. The mercy.

Then one day something startling happened. Continue Reading...

Giveaway: Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human...by @judahsmith @ThomasNelson

This week we're giving away THREE copies of Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human by Judah SmithJudah and his wife, Chelsea, are the lead pastors of The City Church in Seattle, Washington. Judah and Chelsea have three children: Zion, Eliott, and Grace.

I recently had the chance to ask Judah a few questions about his new book: Continue Reading...

When Encountering Jesus Isn’t What You Expect

During the Lenten season, I invited you to read the entire Bible in 40 days (sounds crazy, I know. Click here to download the free reading guide). We glimpsed God’s story at a breathtaking 40,000 feet. Themes popped off the page I hadn’t noticed before. Stories I had typically glazed over were brought to life once again. I learned things about God and myself during those 40 days that I’m still chewing over.  And I am busting at the seams with a love for God’s Word like never before.

While it was breathtaking to read Scripture at such a broad view, many of those who read along wanted to slow down and dive deep.

Well, me too! Me too!

That’s why I’m inviting you and your friends to go on another wild adventure with me through God’s Word this summer. I’m so excited to be diving into the Bible. Continue Reading...

 

Everything

This week, I am giving away THREE copies of Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become More Like Jesus by Mary DeMuth. Mary DeMuth is an author and speaker who loves to help people live uncaged, freedom-infused lives. She’s the author of fourteen books, including six novels and her critically acclaimed memoir, Thin Places.
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Sunday Stills

Margaret —  December 9, 2012 — 5 Comments

 

Big Ben at sunset

“Jesus encourages the disciples to resist flashy, monotonous prayers whose only purpose was to win God's favor, wear down God's resolve, or appear spiritual to others. Jesus introduces prayer as the acknowledgement that God, our Abba Father, already knows everything and waits for us to call on him. God sits enthroned ready to listen, to help.”

 --Margaret Feinberg, Wonderstruck

**Photo courtesy of here

WonderstruckIn Wonderstruck, Margaret invites you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life. Wonderstruck will help you:

  • Recognize the presence of God in the midst of your routine
  • Discover peace in knowing you’re wildly loved
  • Identify what's holding you back in prayer
  • Develop a renewed passion for God
  • Celebrate the extraordinary moments in everyday life

Pre-Order a copy of Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God TODAY (releases Christmas Day) at amazon.com or margaretfeinberg.com.