New Ephesians Bible Study For the Real World

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I’ve been looking forward to this for months, and it was worth the wait. This Bible study gets you learning and thinking. There’s not a lot of ‘in book’ reading, but plenty of Bible reading and historical research to keep you learning and growing. I hope you enjoy today’s tour, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! About the Book Book: Ephesians (Real World Bible Study) Author: Joy Suzanne Hunt Genre: Bible Study Guide Release Date: December 15, 2023 God’s Word + YOUR Real Life If you’ve ever had trouble building a Bible study habit or understanding God’s Word for yourself, you’re not alone. But … Read More

12 Best Books For Lent That Will Challenge You

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Best Books for Lent: Easter Books for adults

What is Lent? As a Southern Baptist from before I was born, I didn’t really get it. I mean, why do we celebrate it? Isn’t Lent season something the Catholic church does? But my current church home isn’t Baptist. And a very dear friend is a Methodist. So I’ve had more exposure to this in recent years. I’m finding that these denominational borders that have been placed on the Christian life often cause more trouble than they prevent! And the more I’ve pressed into learning new things, the more I value many aspects of the Lent season. And of course, … Read More

Bookish Merch: 115+ Best Unique Gifts for Readers To Enjoy

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Unique gifts for Readers. Pink background, woman in white sweater holding a blue gift package

Welcome to the book lover’s paradise! If you are looking for the perfect bookish merch for your favorite reader, start here. With wide variety of bookish items, it’s like a treasure hunt. If you’re ready, come along with me. I put my favorites together for you to enjoy! I have to admit I had way too much fun putting this together! Whether your favorite bookworm (or book Dragon) loves teas, coloring, apparel, blankets, beach towels, bookends, or some other type of unique gifts for readers, chances are, you’ll find what you’re looking for right here! And if they happen to … Read More

How To Do Devotions: Understanding the Meaning of Devotion Changes Everything

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How to do Devotions

Sometimes the idea of there being a right and wrong way how to do devotions can be so intimidating! But it doesn’t have to be. I think we’ve both overcomplicated the concept and also reduced it so it became a 5-15 minute checkbox on our to-do list. But the meaning of devotion is so much richer and more amazing than that. After all, we’ve been invited to draw near, to be still, and rest in Him. What is the Meaning of Devotion? I’m glad you asked 😉 I want to start with this screenshot from Thesaurus .com. That doesn’t really … Read More

Faith in a Box: 14 Great Christian Subscription Boxes

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Faith in a box: Christian subscription boxes

I certainly don’t want to keep my faith in a box, do you? But receiving Christian subscription boxes would mean opening the package and setting that faith free to do its work, right? Getting monthly packages full of Christian encouragement, books, and apparel, etc. would be awesome! I recently discovered how cool they are, and couldn’t wait to share them with you! 3 Benefits of Faith in a Box Recharge Your Faith: When you receive one of these faith based subscription boxes and USE what comes, you give yourself a great opportunity to recharge your faith and reconnect with your … Read More

Are There Really 3 Steps to Salvation? Faith 101

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Are there really 3 steps to salvation? What does it mean to be born again? After all, we can’t exactly go back into mom’s womb a second time, can we? (Asks a church leader in John chapter 3) I’m writing this post for 4 people:1: Anyone who is curious about becoming a Christian. 2: New Believers who want to know the next steps after putting their faith in Jesus. 3: Christians who want to share the wonderful Savior but aren’t sure how. 4: Me. I need practice in sharing the Gospel.  My assignment is to “always be ready to explain the hope that is within me” … Read More

6 Queen Esther Characteristics: Key To Live a Quality Life

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Queen Esther Characteristics

Which Queen Esther Characteristics are the most worthwhile and transformative? And How did Hadassah become so captivating? Who was she? Did she really exist? Was King Xerxes truly so in love with her that he was willing to find a way to save a whole people group? And what’s the deal with Mordechai and Haman?? First let’s take a look at 6 vital character traits that we would all benefit from putting into practice. Then I’ll share a few of my favorite Christian Fiction stories of Esther. Characteristics of Esther in the Bible There are so many fascinating qualities to … Read More

Deep Dive into The Story Of Hagar in the Bible

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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 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

10 Best Bibles for Kids That Are Worth Reading

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Woman holding stack of Kids Bibles. Caption: Bibles for Kids

There are so many Bibles for Kids out there. It’s easy to be overwhelmed when trying to pick a solid, accurate, but age-appropriate Bible to give your kids a good foundation in the Truth. And honestly, I just learned that one I thought was good, still managed to have an agenda other than sharing God’s Word with kids. So I know, the struggle is real. So let’s dig into some of the options, and pick a few that we can stand behind. Teaching Kids About the Bible The best way of teaching kids about the Bible is to actually read … Read More

Over 50 New Testament Stories To Make You Think

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New Testament Stories, on a background of Israeli Countryside

When is the last time you read the New Testament stories and longed for a little bit more? More information, more emotion, more backstory? A thread of connection? Reading the Actual Bible in company with some solid Biblical fiction can be a great way to dive deeper, and ponder. To connect on a more personal level with the people of the Bible. New Testament Stories I love the New Testament, and all the richness it holds. But so often I want to imagine what happened before or after that moment in the scripture. Which laws and customs triggered that event? … Read More