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  • When You Don’t Understand God’s Timing

    Alicia Bruxvoort | December 28, 2020

    “God has given them a desire to know the future. He does everything just right and on time, but people can never completely understand what he is doing.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NCV)

    • God's Plan
    • Faith
    • Trust
  • A Christmas Prayer of Praise to the Son

    Sarah Geringer | December 25, 2020

    “And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.” 1 John 5:20 (NLT)

    • Prayer
    • Christmas
  • ‘Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas

    Amy Carroll | December 24, 2020

    “So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.” Luke 2:4-5 (NIV)

    • Thankfulness
    • God's Love
    • Christmas
  • The Unexpected Gift of Christmas

    Laura Bailey | December 23, 2020

    "They said to him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet: “And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; For from you will come forth a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.”'" Matthew 2:5-6 (NASB)

    • God's Love
    • Christmas
  • About My Anger

    Lysa TerKeurst | December 22, 2020

    “‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV)

    • Forgiveness
  • No Enhancements Required

    Shala W. Graham | December 21, 2020

    “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:13-14 (ESV)

    • God's Word
    • Truth
  • The First Step to Smiling Without Fear

    Katy McCown | December 18, 2020

    “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 (NIV)

    • Grace
    • Contentment
    • Fear
  • A Call to Pray in the Christmas Season

    Sarah Geringer | December 17, 2020

    “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” Matthew 5:43-45 (NLT)

    • Forgiveness
    • Peace
    • Loving Others
    • Prayer
  • When Your Christmas Spirit is Crushed

    Tracie Miles | December 16, 2020

    “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.’” Luke 2:10-11 (NIV)

    • Peace
    • Joy
    • Christmas
  • Giving in a Year That Keeps on Taking

    Sami McDonald | December 15, 2020

    “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.” 2 Corinthians 8:12 (NIV)

    • Christmas
    • God's Love
    • Grace
    • Gratitude
  • Following the Invisible Star

    Kelly Barbrey | December 14, 2020

    “By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79 (NRSV)

    • Peace
    • Christmas
  • Seeing God’s Goodness in the Midst of Difficult Circumstances

    Kia Stephens | December 11, 2020

    “The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.” Genesis 32:31 (NIV)

    • Trust
    • Hope
  • The Best Place to Park Your Mind Today

    Lysa TerKeurst | December 10, 2020

    “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

    • Truth
  • Choosing Significance Over Success

    Erin Weidemann | December 9, 2020

    “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15:8 (NIV)

    • Faith
  • Aching, Asking, Singing

    Arlene Pellicane | December 8, 2020

    “How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” Psalm 13:1 (NIV)

    • Hope
    • Comfort
  • Exactly How Do I Love My Neighbor as Myself?

    Karen Ehman | December 7, 2020

    “He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39 (CSB)

    • Loving Others
  • Hurt or Offended?

    Nicki Koziarz | December 4, 2020

    “A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11 (NIV)

    • Healing
    • Wisdom
    • Forgiveness
    • Relationships
    • Loving Others
  • Jesus, Where Are You?

    Lysa TerKeurst | December 3, 2020

    “Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.” Mark 6:47-48a (NIV)

    • Courage
    • Surrender
  • Where Did You Take Your Stress in 2020?

    Wendy Speake | December 2, 2020

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

    • Trust
    • Surrender
  • A Different Kind of Holiday Tradition

    Lynn Cowell | December 1, 2020

    “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, …” Psalm 68:5-6 (NIV)

    • Loving Others
    • Kindness
    • Identity in Christ
    • Hospitality
    • God's Love
    • Friendship
    • Loneliness
    • Family
    • Encouraging Others
    • Christmas

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