Who was Hagar in the Bible? How does the Hagar and Abraham dynamic and Hagar and Sarah conflict fit into the grand tapestry of God’s Word? Do you know just how special Hagar’s son truly is? Let me invite you into the new Hagar Bible study by Shadia Hrichi. It will answer these questions and so many more. If you like going “Behind the SEEN” you’ll love this study. Spend some time with Hagar and those around her. Together with many of those whose lives tell of a relationship with The God who Sees; It’s awesome! Walking through the pages … Read More
The Truth About Judging Others
Do you know the problem with judging others? Sometimes we’re not correct and our judgment of others often hurt them and sometimes ourselves. This idea of judging others is one of the themes I explored in my novel His Perfect Match. Brianna McPherson had been subject so many times to the judgment of others that she no longer cared about pleasing people, at least on the outside. What Does Judging Others Mean? The Oxford Dictionary defines the word judge as: To form an opinion or conclusion about. Isn’t this what we do every day, all day long? We form an … Read More
Could There Be Good Dragons in the Bible?
Do you like Dragons? I do. The good ones, anyway. If you give them half a chance, they can show you some of the best characteristics, the ones that inspire you to live as Jesus wants you to. And the bad dragons, well, they show you what the consequences are for bad choices, and what you REALLY don’t want to look like. But, are there any Good dragons in the Bible? I know the dragons in the Bible, in Revelation at least, are NOT good. So Let’s take a quick look through a few ‘dragons in the Bible’ verses and see what … Read More
10 Biblical Convictions To Live By In Everyday Life
How well do you live out your Biblical Convictions? When God convicts your heart of something in particular, whether he wants you to stop doing something, or maybe step up and act, do you follow Him? I have to admit I don’t, always, but I’m doing better. And the book we’re going to highlight today, well, it’s a ton of fun, but it will absolutely challenge you to stand up and act on some of your Biblical convictions. Putting your beliefs into real-world action, instead of just saying ‘yes, I believe that,’ it means actually demonstrating what’s in your heart. … Read More
How To Set Personal Goals in Life as a Christian
Knowing what you want, and WHY you want it will take you a long way towards making it happen. But that’s not all that matters. Getting God’s input, making sure that you are following Biblical goal-setting practices, and having access to God’s power and favor in your follow-through? Those things make all the difference in the world!
Best Christmas Devotional And Bible Study Picks To Make This Holiday Special
Christmas is just around the corner, yet again! Let’s make this holiday season special, by picking one of the best Christmas devotional books or Bible study picks to keep us focused on what really matters! Christmas devotionals that focus on generosity and kindness. Messy situations and seasons used for God’s glory. Together we can step outside the hustle and rest in God’s love. I want to share some of my favorite Christmas Bible study and devotional books with you, to get you started! Best Christmas Devotional Books The best Christmas devotional books aren’t complicated. A few minutes to uplift and … Read More
Eve’s Story: More Than Just The One Who Ate The Fruit
Forever Loved, Eve’s Story is one book I won’t soon forget. I am a big fan of Biblical Fiction as you probably already know, and this one having a definite devotional feel to it makes it even better. Thank you, Celebrate Lit, for the opportunity to read this book. Helping me reframe my thoughts and understanding with fresh perspective. What Can We Learn From Eve in the Bible? Well, first things first. Before we think through “What can we learn from Eve in the Bible?” we really need to discuss a little of what needs to be UNLEARNED. In many circles, because Eve ate … Read More
Contentment in the Bible and Life: God With Us
Contentment. Satisfaction. At Peace. You keep hearing about Contentment in the Bible. About Contentment in life. You’re told to be content with what you have. But what exactly does that mean, and how do you get there? I read a book recently that really brought this concept front and center, and not because the characters were content. They weren’t discontented exactly, but they had an interesting take on the whole concept. That caused me to do some thinking and some research. So let’s look at this together. Contentment in the Bible Contentment in the Bible is more than just a … Read More
God to the Rescue: Facing Legion for One Lost Soul
God to the Rescue: Legion is an in-depth 6 week Bible study that packs quite a punch! You get a true grasp of the context, and see the beauty of God’s Rescue Plan in Action.
Best Devos to Help You Choose Faith Over Fear
Life can be scary and full of stressful things, whether natural like hurricanes and tornadoes and viruses, or manmade like terrorist activities and wars. But the God who created the world HAS NOT ABANDONED US! I’ve always been fascinated by the many times in Scripture where something awful is happening and then, my 2 favorite words: But God (But The Lord) But Jesus Then the whole story changes. There is rescue. There is hope. A miracle. We can choose Faith over Fear, and let go of so many stresses. What does that mean, though? Well, let’s look at … Read More