How to Study the Bible: Best Bible Study Tools

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How to Study the Bible: Open Bible on wood background

If you haven’t already done it a few times, knowing how to study the Bible can be overwhelming.  But studying the Bible does not have to be a big deal. God paved the way for us and is looking forward to spending time with you. There is no reason to be intimidated.  Here are a few Bible study tools and tips that will help you relax and understand what you are reading. Unwrap mysteries and treasures of the scriptures. Know that it doesn’t have to look the same every day, and it doesn’t have to look like you’re studying for seminar … Read More

161 Of the Best Missionary Stories for Christian Families

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Grow Your Faith with The Best Missionary Stories

Missionary stories, full of testimony of partnering with God, joining him right where he is already at work, are so cool! And the really good ones show the failures, flaws, and fears too. Just like the Bible does. It’s time to dive into some truly great missions stories, so we can learn and grow together. With these missionary stories for kids and adults, we can all be inspired. Reminded of what’s really important. Deepen our faith and confidence in God’s power and love and faithfulness. And maybe be willing to get involved ourselves. Missionary Stories for the Whole Family Teaching … Read More

Telling the Christmas Story: 35+ Best Kids Books for Advent

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Telling the Christmas Story for Kids

Well, I only had my basket of books for telling the Christmas story for kids out for 3 days, and I had already been “scolded” for not having a post up about my favorite Christian children’s Christmas stories. So I am putting together a list to help you with telling the Christmas story for kids in your circle of influence. Took a few days, but I hope you find it helpful!! Telling the Christmas Story: The Nativity Story for Kids These are Biblically accurate versions of the Christmas Story for kids that are retold so well, and are a lot … Read More

The Dragon Lady Discovers How Powerful Praying In Public is

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5 keys to praying in public: The unlikely yarn of the dragon lady, over blue yarn on a wooden table

Praying in public can be scary. Uncomfortable. High pressure… But as the Dragon Lady discovered, powerful and effective as a living witness both to you yourself and for those around you. Let’s see what we can learn together about public prayer, and then, maybe give it a try? 5 Keys to Praying In Public There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes time for praying in public. Things that take the pressure off, whether you’re praying with your life group, the waitress at the restaurant, or anywhere else. Because we are human, and like to think … Read More

Best Devos to Help You Choose Faith Over Fear

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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

The Prayer Warrior: Inspiration for Real Life

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If you’ve ever wondered how to become a prayer warrior, or exactly what the characteristics of a prayer warrior is, then you’ve come to the right place. Because I’ve wondered all of that and more. So I started paying extra close attention to the prayers in the books I’ve been reading, and looking for more books with a prayer focus. I’ve found some interesting things, and very helpful ideas, that I’d love to share with you all. But first, do you want to see a real prayer warrior in action? Because Ms V is a good one to watch! About … Read More

Bible Verses About Fatherhood +11 Best Books For Dad

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Christian Fatherhood, Biblical Fatherhood is not automatic. There is work and Sacrifice. Failure and fun. Hope and prayers and perseverance.  Knowing what that actually means and seeing what it looks like in today’s world go a long way toward making Christian Fatherhood possible.  So let’s review some characteristics of a father, according to the Bible, and then check out some great books that would make good Christian fathers day gifts!   *Please note that this post contains affiliate links, where at no extra cost to you, if you purchase through my link, I may receive a small percentage to help support this blogging … Read More

Who Was Hagar in the Bible? SEEING the Unseen

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Who was Hagar in the Bible?

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 in to 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 … Read More

40+ Short Inspirational Devotions You’ll Love

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Short Inspirational Devotions

Have you ever read any short powerful devotions that took just a few minutes, but then echoed in your head and heart for days (or longer)? Just a small nugget of God’s truth wrapped in a powerful illustration and paired with the right verse at the right time? Me too. And it’s an awesome feeling. Short inspirational devotions are great for sparking meditation and study. They’re also great at being a touchstone to recenter your day. I want to share some great short devotionals with you, some of my favorites and some that have made me curious. What Are Daily … Read More

40+ Delightful Christian Children’s Books to Enjoy As a Family

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Awesome Christian Books for Kids who love storytime

Today we have a collection of awesome Christian books for children, that will make storytime that much more meaningful. Growing the faith of a child in your care is such a privilege. I truly hope you are considering the eternity of the kids around you, and spending time nurturing and growing that faith, one Christian kids book at a time! Roman’s 10:13-15, 17… “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not … Read More