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The Beauty of God’s Word: July 2019 Scripture Writing Plan

Psalm 119 centers on God's word---it's beauty, power, value, quality---and it will be our focus in this month's scripture writing. Because we love God, we treasure the words He has inspired and preserved for our benefit. The creation declares His glory, wisdom, and majesty, but His word gives us insight into His plan for mankind, His righteous nature, and His steadfast love for us.

Christian Living · The Word of God

Truth: Who decides what is Right and Wrong?

Before we can have an intelligent discussion about hot-button issues, we must establish that there is a standard for truth, and that such a standard is far greater and more reliable than popular opinion.

Prayer · The Word of God

5 Scriptures to Pray When Faced with the Impossible

In our self-determining society, we place great emphasis on our own will-power. We believe we can do anything we put our mind to---until we collide with the impossible. Our "impossible" does not have to be Mount Everest; it can be as simple as raising a strong-willed child. Your "impossible" could be a loved one addicted… Continue reading 5 Scriptures to Pray When Faced with the Impossible

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February Scripture Writing Plan: The Love of the Lord

Romantic love is splendid, but its presence or absence does not determine our value.

Romantic love is euphoric, but only lasts for a short time.

Romantic love is beautiful, but it pales in comparison to the love of God.

For the month of February, our Scripture Writing Plan will focus on the love of God because there is no greater love than His. 

Christian Living · Knowing God · The Word of God

How do we Spend Time With God?

  Beth Moore set off a hot debate this week when she wrote, "spending time with God and spending time with the Bible are not the same thing... we can grow in facts and never grow a whit in faith." I'm not familiar with Moore's work, and I don't want to spend this post criticizing… Continue reading How do we Spend Time With God?

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January Scripture Writing Plan: Renew. Refresh. Revive!

2019 is just around the corner. Some people are making resolutions, others set goals, and many choose a "word for the year." Whatever you choose, make time each day to engage with God's Word. If you aren't sure where to begin, I've provided some links below with ideas on how to begin, whether you're wanting… Continue reading January Scripture Writing Plan: Renew. Refresh. Revive!

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11 Scriptures to Combat Anxiety

"Be afraid."
"You are alone."
"You're going to fail."
"I am a failure."
"How will I get through this?"

The things we think and say when we feel anxiety often serve to deepen our fears. We can be our own worst enemy, and Satan is only too happy to help by feeding us lies. Take up the Sword of the Spirit and fight back.

Knowing God · The Word of God

The Trouble With Misguided Expectations

What do we expect from God? Why do we expect it?

Do our expectations line up with what He teaches in His Word?

If we don't see those expectations fulfilled in this life, what impact will that have on our faith?

Will we stick with God through prosperity and suffering, trusting in His perfect plans?

encouragement · Knowing God

If You’re Doubting God’s Plan

Elijah sat in a dark cave brooding over the current state of affairs in Israel. He had rejoiced as he watched God's power thunder from heaven onto Mount Carmel, validating the Almighty’s supremacy over man-made Baal. The long-awaited revival of Israel seemed imminent. But that woman... The word of one wicked woman toppled Elijah from… Continue reading If You’re Doubting God’s Plan

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How to Memorize Long Scriptures

Why on earth should I memorize Bible scriptures if I can just look it up? Nearly all the information I could possibly want is at my fingertips--quite literally. Memorization seems an outmoded system in our all-access information age, but what would happen if we lost connection? How would we remember those valuable ancient words? There… Continue reading How to Memorize Long Scriptures