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How to Respond in Times of Trial: Pray, Seek, Obey!

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When I kissed my husband as he left me for heaven, it was a bittersweet goodbye. For 5 years, we rode the roller-coaster aftermath of his massive stroke. I had managed his care during months of 24/7 days as he fought for a recovery that never came.

12 Options to Serve the Poor and Vulnerable in the New Year

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In his book Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, Timothy Keller encourages Christians to combine evangelism with life-changing advocacy, seeking faith-centered solutions for those God specifically commands believers to serve—the orphan, the widow, the poor, and the alien.

A Face to Your Prayers: Transform Christmas Cards into Prayer Reminders

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It’s officially the New Year. As you look forward to all the new things in store, you may find yourself packing up the Christmas things and reorganizing your space to accommodate the new. But those Christmas cards . . . they seem to be harder to get rid of without the guilt.

The Strategy behind Balance: Live Intentionally

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Creating and preserving balance in real life requires tremendous skill. Few things in my life command the discipline and forethought as does the need to maintain balance. Today’s woman must live intentionally, strategically planning how she invests her time—even in small increments.

The Gospel Shines beyond Christmastime

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Right now, Christmas lights are twinkling. Stars or angels adorn the tops of trees. These holiday symbols point to Christ and serve as natural conversation starters for sharing the gospel. But eventually we store away our manger scenes and holiday décor for next year.

Never Left Alone

woman in winter hat looking up at snow-covered trees

Beginnings are hard. It’s not easy to uproot yourself from one side of the world where it felt as if things just began to get good and return home where nothing is the same anymore.

Prayer: A Different Question to Consider for Leadership

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“Lord, I confess my prayer life doesn’t feel very mature,” I prayed. It wasn’t as if I lacked things to pray about or occasions to praise God. In that season, a genuine desire for increased spiritual maturity prompted me to evaluate my private prayer life.

Digging into Scripture

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The United States is one of the most theologically saturated countries in the world, boasting a wealth of resources for studying the Bible. Unfortunately many of those in church pews and small groups still remain at a shallow level of biblical understanding.

Using Our Gifts to Serve

Woman bringing a pan of food to a neighbor

The boy had only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. It wasn’t much for a crowd of more than 5,000, but he approached the disciples anyway.

Faithful Prayers to a Faithful God

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I sat in my mission pastor’s office days before I was scheduled to get on a plane and move thousands of miles away to South Asia, and what did I do? I cried.

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