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Blessings from God in the Face of Coronavirus

Roger Bailey is sharing today from his heart as the world faces this coronavirus pandemic. Next week we will resume our series of preview lessons from the family devotional Why Do Bad Things Happen? (No affiliate links are used… Continue reading

Don’t Give Up! Part 2: Peter

One of the things I love about the Bible is that the heroes in it are so human. They were great men and women of faith, but they weren’t perfect. Only God is perfect (Matthew 5:48; Romans 3:23;… Continue reading

Kids & Grief

This has been a season of loss in my small-town community. In the last 3 or 4 weeks, there has been two teen suicides, one gun threat at the high school, another suicide of a 41-year-old with children, accidental death… Continue reading

What is Pharisee-ism? How do you know if it describes you?

Can you spot a modern-day Pharisee? How do you know if you are one yourself?

I recently read a very interesting book by Timothy Keller called The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (not an affiliate link).… Continue reading

God didn’t make robots.

If you’re part of our E-Team, you know Nancy Ruth is working on a new family Bible study. The working title is: Why Do Bad Things Happen? While this study still has a long way to go before it’s ready… Continue reading

How do you worship God in the storms of life?

I had some shocking news this week. I won’t go into the details, but I am having a hard time believing that it is real. For one thing, I don’t understand the why behind it.

This isn’t the first time… Continue reading

Who are you trying to please?

Happy New Year!

Today’s blog will be rather short, but I pray it’s one you’ll think about for much longer.

Around New Year’s it’s common to think about where we’ve been and where we’re going. Here is a free a… Continue reading

It’s here! 40 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Children

What drove Nancy Ruth to write this book? How does it work? Today’s blog answers these questions.

Praying Scripture

We know we should read the Scriptures (Ps 1:1-2; Matt 4:4; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Rev 1:3),… Continue reading

What does it mean to “love God with all your heart”?

Last week we defined worship like this:

“The meaning of the word ‘worship’ is to ascribe worth to something. In other words, it means to say and act like something has worth. It means to honor something, to say it… Continue reading

What does “worship” mean?

Worship.

You hear that word thrown around a lot at church. There’s the “worship service,” the “worship center,” “worship music,” “praise and worship,” and probably a few I forgot.

I get it. Worship is important. But what is worship exactly?… Continue reading

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