How to Set Christian Goals: Understanding God’s Grace is Key

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Understanding God's Grace: How to set goals and achieve them

Okay, so this is a little hard to write. I’ve been ‘in church’ since well before I was born. But in over 30 years, I was still childlike in understanding God’s grace and favor. I’ve had the Sunday School answer, a simple, childish acceptance, which is great, but we’re called to a combination of childlike faith and spiritual maturity. (Matthew 18:2-4, Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 6) I didn’t know what I didn’t know. But now I’m excited. Every time I do learn the Biblical or historical meaning of a word, I find my Bible reading time so much richer. It’s something … Read More

3 Top Christian Resources Full of Hope, Science and Scripture for Depression

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Science and Scripture for Depression

If you, or someone you love, is struggling to overcome depression, whether it’s a small thing or a major issue, you need more than just Christian platitudes. Even depression scripture can be misused and misapplied by well meaning people in a most unhelpful way. There is power and hope in trusting Scripture for depression coping strategy. Science and scripture can work together in practical ways to overcome depression and other issues. Today, I would like to share 3 top Christian resources to combat depression scripture based, scientifically proven, and worth your time! The Book that Links Science and Scripture For … Read More

13 Best Christian Fairy Tale Retellings for Adults and Teens

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Without a doubt, these talented authors will whisk you into a wonderland of Christian fairy tale retellings in a modern setting, as historical fiction, and a devotional! The classic, timeless tales will come alive in new ways in these fairy tales with a modern twist of faith reminding you of the One True King, who died for you, his princess. Christian Fairy Tale Devotional: Unraveling Fairytales First, I would like to share an awesome short powerful devotional whose purpose is retelling fairy tales through a Christ-centered lens. Unraveling Fairytales takes 10 weeks (5 Devos Each) to explore famous fairy tales … Read More

6 Helpful Facts About Christian Healthcare Ministries That Changed My Life

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Christian Healthcare Ministries

I discovered Healthcare Freedom about 3 years ago. And I have not looked back! I found CHM Christian Healthcare Ministries when I was in a bad spot, and needed something quality yet affordable.  I’m not one who likes secrets, so when I find something really cool, I have to share it (hence all the book reviews!). My experience over the last several months has me eager to talk about this with everyone, so here goes! 6 Facts About CHM: Christian Healthcare Ministries Reviews When I began the process of sifting through various Christian healthcare ministries reviews, I checked into the 3 major … Read More

Free Ephesians Bible Study: Walk Worthy of the Calling

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Walk Worthy of the Calling, a Free Ephesians Bible study

I do not always walk Worthy of the Calling God has called me to. I do not always see myself as Valuable. Or Worthy. So many of us struggle with feeling unworthy. But that is SO not true! You, me, that difficult person in your life, we are worthy-we have value- because we are God’s creation. Learning that, getting it deep down in your heart is absolutely life changing. It effects how we treat ourselves, and how we treat our family, neighbors, strangers at the store, and that person whose driving is more thoughtless (Wreckless?) than it should be. When … Read More

Best Biblical Fiction Authors + 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

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Best Biblical Fiction Authors and 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

Biblical fiction authors can teach us so much, even through fiction, that will grow our faith, and our understanding of the culture and relationships that we can so easily miss. I realize that there are many awesome nonfiction sources for this information, but as Jesus taught many things through story, I think this is a perfectly wonderful way for us to learn as well. Some friends and I were out for a Mom’s afternoon recently when the topic of Biblical fiction came up. Now if you know me at all, you know I read a lot. My favorite categories are … Read More

Andrew Huff’s Christian Suspense Begins With A Cross to Kill

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A Cross to Kill, Andrew Huff's Christian Suspense

Happy Summer!! Of the many things I am thankful for, one is the opportunity to read amazing books, and Andrew Huff’s books, A Cross to Kill, and now Cross Shadow, do NOT disappoint. It’s a memorable and exciting series, and totally hilarious! A Cross to Kill challenged me, made me shake my head a few times, and had me laughing out loud more than once. It takes a really good author to manage all that and leave you counting down the days until the sequel comes out. Andrew Huff managed this very well! And now the second book is here. … Read More

Bible Characters and Their Stories: 7 Reasons We Need to Know Them

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Bible Characters and their stories

Today, let’s welcome Katrina D Hamel, as she introduces us to some amazing Bible Characters and their stories. Then, we’ll get started on her book, As the Stars, for our first book club read! Chances are, if you’re here on Aryn’s site, you’re a Christian fiction lover. If we were sitting over coffee right now, we’d have so much to chat about! That’s one of the best things about books—we can share adventures and experiences even if we can’t meet face-to-face. On top of this, we travel the same pages yet each reader takes away something unique. I think this … Read More

Oh, Gracious: A Modern Old Fashioned Relationship!

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Wondering if an old fashioned relationship would still work in the modern world? Do you want to see one lived out in all its old fashioned values? Well, Grace and Nolan have a few things to tell you. No. Not tell you. Show you. Because a good story shows the actions, relationships and feelings, instead of just telling you what happened. And Oh, Gracious is definitely a good story, with more than one wonderful old fashioned relationship, showing how old fashioned values never go out of style! About This Old Fashioned Relationship Story Book:  Oh, Gracious! Author: Chautona Havig Genre:  Christian fiction, contemporary … Read More

How to Find Joy: 2 Tools for Finding Joy In The Lord

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Yellow Background, Finding Joy: It's a Choice, It's a Lifestyle

“Finding Joy” by J.C. Lafler is a story about the challenge of finding joy in life’s most trying circumstances, and corresponding verses in the Bible that lead us to choose joy.

This book is inspiring, and filled with hope in the midst of trials. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light read, willing to accept a personal challenge, and not afraid of a few tears!