Music Trio Selah Stands on a ‘Firm Foundation’

Category: Music
Selah has produced music for over 20 years – but not without evolving along the way. Among their broad reach, Selah’s albums have furnished worship set lists for churches, first dances for weddings, and songs for personal prayer time (or those times when you’re belting out a high note while

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Bring Your Anxieties to God

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: 2 Kings 19:8-20 What do people do with feelings of anxiety? Aside from those who are medically diagnosed with anxiety disorders, fearful people tend to ruminate over potential scenarios and outcomes. They might rehearse the possibilities in their mind and take worries to bed, which keeps

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Urgency

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Do not say, “Four months more and then the harvest.”  I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35 (NIV) I have felt a rising urgency in my heart. Whether it’s about understanding the times and the seasons, or responsibility in taking care of

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Classes canceled as Indiana teachers rally for higher pay

Category: News
Indianapolis Thousands of teachers in Indiana are planning to pack the state Capitol on Tuesday to voice their frustration over low salaries and evaluation policies, forcing half the state’s school districts to cancel classes for the day. The Indiana State Teachers Association said it

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A La Carte (November 19)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
You will find a new few Kindle deals if you’re into such things! I am excited to be speaking at the graduation ceremony for African Christian University on November 30. I’ll also be preaching at Kabwata Baptist Church (AM) and Emmasdale Baptist Church (PM) in Lusaka on December 1. I hope

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Gender Identity and the Image of God

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
Branch, J. Alan.Affirming God’s Image: Addressing the Transgender Question with Science and Scripture.Bellingham WA: Lexham, 2019.Available at Logos. Review by Suzanne Day Affirming God’s Image: Addressing the Transgender Question with Science and Scripture is a concise, well-researched book

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Living in the Light

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light…and find out what pleases the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8,10) It is not easy for us as Christians to keep ourselves pure as we live for Christ. We are bombarded from every side with temptations to sin and

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Beware of Deception

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“You are reasonable people. Decide for yourselves if what I am saying is true.”   1 Corinthians 10:15 Opening your email inbox, you notice a new email: From “Chief Oyinbolowo Eko” with the subject “REQUEST FOR AN URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP”. “Strange,” you think to yourself,

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Hong Kong protesters, police standoff on university campus

Category: News
Hong Kong As night fell in Hong Kong, police tightened a siege Monday at a university campus as hundreds of anti-government protesters trapped inside sought to escape. Huge crowds of supporters advanced on foot toward the police from outside the cordon to try to disrupt the police operation,

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When God Put Down a Deposit

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Around fourteen years ago, Aileen and I bought our first home. We had been searching all over our town and all over the other towns nearby, looking for just the right place. We couldn’t find it. They were all too big or too expensive or too far from where we wanted to be. Where we […]

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A La Carte (November 18)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
There is an extensive list of Kindle deals today that includes something for just about everyone. I happened to notice Amazon has Melissa & Doug toys on sale today in case you’re doing early Christmas shopping. They were always a smash with our kids. (Yesterday on the blog: Working Up a

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Cracked Pots

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 This is the key verse to understanding how the new covenant works – the interplay between God and us, and how God gets His message across through us. Understand and

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When Fear Disappears

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Then Peter stood with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd”  Acts 2:14b I remember as a shy, quiet kid, wishing I could stand up to people with different opinions. I was so fearful of what people thought of me that I wouldn’t risk stating a different viewpoint. Even as an

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Tenth Avenue North Announces ‘Finally Living’ Tour

Category: tour
Today Tenth Avenue North announced their upcoming spring tour, the Finally Living Tour, with Micah Tyler. Tenth Avenue North recently released their newest studio album, No Shame, and last month Micah Tyler released a brand new single called “AMEN,” both of which you can now stream

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Adie Camp to Release Children’s Book with Daughters

Category: Books
Last week, Jeremy Camp’s wife Adrienne (former lead singer of Christian rock band The Benjamin Gate) shared on social media that she and her two daughters Bella and Arie wrote a children’s book together. The book is set for a release date of February 4th, 2020. The book is called

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