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Become a Missionary This Christmas

Here are four phrases to consider if you’d like to become a missionary this Christmas.

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Nerves of Steel: 6 Questions with Tammie Jo Shults

When young Tammie Jo Bonnell first watched fighter jets race across the New Mexico skyline, she felt the desire to become a pilot but little did she know God was inviting her on a journey that would inspire countless of people through her commit to faith, courage, and family. Today Captain Tammie Jo Shults is a retired navel pilot, known for being one of the first female fighter pilots in US Navy history, and the storied captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which she safely landed after the aircraft suffered a major engine failure and rapid decompression.

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Who Was Esther?

Nov 26, 2019 |

Quick Look at the Book of Esther: God’s hand of providence and protection on behalf of His people is evident throughout the Book of Esther, though His name does not appear once. Haman’s plot brings grave danger to the Jews and is countered by the courage of beautiful Esther and the counsel of her wise

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My Soul Magnifies the Lord

It’s hard even for us, these many centuries later, to wrap our heads around it: A Holy God loves us so much that He chose to become human; walk among us yet remain sinless; die a ghastly death in our stead; resurrect; and ascend to heaven where yet today He sits at the right hand

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Three Strategies for Nurturing Gratitude When Thankfulness Is Hard

The season of Thanksgiving on the calendar doesn’t always coincide with a season of thanksgiving in our lives. If you’re struggling to embrace the true purpose of the holiday—or having difficulty finding things to be thankful for because of the circumstances you’re facing—here are a few ideas to help you.

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Who Are the Biblical Patriarchs?

The term “patriarch” refers to the founder or ruler of a tribe, family, or clan. The Israelites traced their ancestry to one man—“the patriarch Abraham.”

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The Christmas Story Teaches Us to Wait Well

The experience of waiting for Christmas as children was good exercise for us. Waiting builds trust, patience, and faith while we wait on God’s perfect will.

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11 Bible Verses to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Nov 4, 2019 |

In this season of giving thanks, here are a few Scriptures you can use to prepare your heart, share your gratefulness with others, and meditate on while the busyness of the holiday swirls around you. 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the

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5 Life-Changing Bibles from 5 Beloved Pastors

What better way to show your pastor some love than by bringing in a fellow laborer—a colleague, a veteran, a friend—who can walk with them through incisive Bible study. These Bibles, shepherded by some of the country’s most trusted pastors, offer unique perspectives into the precious Word of God.

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A Parent’s Love

Oct 18, 2019 |

In September 2017 a Massachusetts woman, Michelle Carter, was sentenced to 15 months in jail after being convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy. Michelle had sent Conrad a series of text messages urging him to take his own life. Initially Michelle had encouraged Conrad to get help for his personal problems.

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