“Jesus’ love compels us to do the unthinkable, awkward parts of initiating friendship — ‘And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and wa
Deep roots take time to grow, and the consistent habits of Bible reading and prayer simply don’t happen overnight.
Whether you’ve been observing Lent every year or you’re just learning about it for the first time, the invitation is the same: come.
How does almsgiving benefit our spiritual health? Read on to learn how giving to those in need is a biblical practice of self-denial, remembrance, and obedience.
Regardless of terminology, tradition, or denominational differences, there is a common thread that links repentance, penitence, and penance: those who want to follow Jesus take their relationship with him—and thus the
“This is not our land. None of us own this country, this town, this neighborhood. We are not the hosts. We are merely guests; the whole earth is God’s. We live on God’s land by God’s invitation.
Lent begins next week on Ash Wednesday, March 2, but have you ever wondered what Lent is really about? Which is it: an unnecessary legalistic practice or a life-giving spiritual discipline?
By Christine McParland
“Going to various counselors has been a positive experience for me, but there’s no question that one of the most powerful aspects of these interactions was that someone wanted to hear my story.
from The Book of Amazing Stories by Robert Petterson
As he studied letters written by a jailed apostle some 1,900 years earlier, he realized that his hope wasn’t in how much he loved others but in how much his Savi