Why the world needs isersarneq

Category: News
It might not seem like a terrible tragedy that no one alive looks at the vertical groove between the nose and the upper lip and thinks siniik’adach’uuch’. The last person who did, Marie Smith Jones, was also the last person who spoke Eyak, an Alaskan tribal language. She died in 2008. A year

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On Preparing Your Hands for Church

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Sometimes I almost prefer not to tell who I am quoting. Sometimes people see the name and either tune out altogether, or they respond so enthusiastically they fail to exercise due discernment. But in this case, this quote is so good and helpful that I wanted to share it with you. I will even

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Feelings of Inferiority

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Early in my life, I experienced some feelings of inferiority. Because we struggled financially, my mother and I didn’t live in the “right”

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Jewels from Junk

Category: Daily Devotions
“…I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11 (The Message) ‘You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.’ Song of Solomon 4:7 In her poem ‘What to do with […]

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Weekend A La Carte (August 17)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include some newer books and some older ones—not bad for a Saturday! (Yesterday on the blog: The Power Over Christian Publishing We’ve Given To Amazon) Evidence of Biblical Story Found in Layers of Jerusalem Ash “The Bible describes King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon laying

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Broken Relationships

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“I want to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering” Philippians 3:10 How are you doing today? Is everything going great or are you struggling with a broken relationship? Or perhaps you have an incurable disease – maybe something worse. Some parts of our

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Cutting through the Spin on the Indianapolis Plan

Category: Technology
The Spin Cycle Earlier this week, all the United Methodist lights went up on the Indianapolis Plan, a plan for the future of The United Methodist Church. And they have a common theme: From UMNS: “The drafters of the Indianapolis Plan include pastors of churches that are affiliated with

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A La Carte (August 16)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals aren’t the lowest prices we’ve ever seen, but there are some really solid books there. (For another solid book, check out The Whole Armor of God, on sale at Westminster.) Have You Considered Trying Harder: The Theology of Rachel Hollis Anne Kennedy: “In the world of

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How Can I Remain Silent

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?”  Esther 8:6 Harriet Tubman was an African-American who escaped slavery by means of the Underground Railway into Pennsylvania from the South. However, once freed, knowing that others

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Reflecting Christ

Category: Daily Devotions
Have you ever wished this world would ask to see lives that reflect the life of Christ? Have you ever hoped your life would be that reflection? Have you ever come to the end of yourself, realizing you can’t imitate Him as you had always hoped you could? Have you ever noticed the Bible says,

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Learning to Listen

Category: Young Adults and Singles
I had a list. There were people that needed prayer and situations for which I needed answers. This was probably why God called me to retreat from my busy life for 24 hours—24 beautifully quiet hours at a place where all I could hear was a roaring creek—so that I could pray without interruption.

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A La Carte (August 15)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include small but diverse collection of books you should check out. The recent deals from Westminster Books are focused on helping teens see life through three biblical lenses. (Yesterday on the blog: Missing Elements in Our Discussions about Apostasy) 3 Questions D.A.

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