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The 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge: How A Nearly Blank Page in the Bible Spoke Volumes

We began a breathtaking journey together of reading the entire Bible during Lent. The 40-Day Bible Challenge has been incredible. We never expected more than 5000 people  (and growing!) to download the Free 40-day Reading Guide. You can grab your copy by clicking here.

We’ve heard from people around the world—pastors, leaders, moms and dads, grandmas and grandchildren. One dad wrote this week to share:

“Just want to say thank you for your vision and encouragement on the 40-day reading. As a husband and dad of 4 with two jobs, finding time to read is a challenge, and my wife has almost become a Bible reading widow.

“Still, this exercise has reawakened (really, resurrected) my hunger for Scripture, and even made Christian music my sole choice (just lost my taste for others). And best of all, I feel a greater clarity of scripture and closeness to God than I had before. Ah simple faith, my old friend. How I've missed you!”  Continue Reading...

21 Days of Wonder: Silence

Margaret —  January 21, 2013 — 20 Comments

21 Days of Wonder SILENCE

God often chooses to reveal the wonder of himself in quiet moments. Sit in silence for twenty minutes. Set an alarm if need be, so you know how much time has passed. Keep paper and pen nearby to write down any fluttering thoughts. Continue Reading...

7 Ways to Nurture Your Desire for God

I've been reflecting on spiritual disciplines, practices, and activities that nurture my desire for God. I'd love to have you add to the list: Continue Reading...

How To Handle Awkward Silence In A Small Group

I recently posed the following question on Facebook and Twitter:

When you are leading a small group and you ask a question and no one responds how do you handle the situation? Continue Reading...

Tuesdays with Tozer

Margaret —  March 23, 2010 — Leave a comment

I've asked the question, "Which comes easier for you-silence or stillness?" I think it's important to distinguish the subtle but significant difference.

Few realize secret of bathing our souls in silence. It was a secret our Lord Jesus Christ knew very well. There were times when He had to send the multitudes away so He could retire alone into the silence of the mountainside. There He would turn the God-ward side of His soul toward heaven and for a long time expose Himself to the face of His Father in heaven.

--A.W. Tozer (Men Who Met God, p. 103) Continue Reading...