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A La Carte (June 30) – Tim Challies

If you’re looking to grow your ebook library, Westminster Books has about 350 of Crossways ebooks on sale at 50% off. (Yesterday on the blog: Follow the Way You Want To Be Followed) A Day for Lament at the Supreme Court Here’s Marvin Olasky writing for WORLD: “Roberts may have the opportunity to redeem himself... Read more

Big or Small, God Cares About It All in Your Life – Girlfriends in God – June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020Big or Small, God Cares About It All in Your LifeHolley GerthTodays TruthPraise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we... Read more

Lies, Labels and LOVED. – Encouragement for Today – June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020Lies, Labels and LOVED.CINDY BULTEMA Lee en espaolYou were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22, 24 (NIV) Within... Read more

Transformation Garden – June 30, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:How good it is to give thanks to You, O Lord, to sing Your honor, O Most High God, to proclaim Your constant love every morning and Your faithfulness every nightYour mighty deeds, O Lord make me glad; because of what You have done, I sing for joy.Psalms 92: 1-4Good... Read more

Dont look down! – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of June 30

Dont look down!I was encouraging a friend with faith the other day by saying, I know we are out here walking on the water, but dont look down; look straight ahead to Jesus in faith it will be fine. Afterwards, I thought about what I said and I imagined Peter walking on the water. I... Read more

Pearls of Grace – June 30

June 30 Amazing Grace For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 The unmerited favor of God confounds the most brilliant of minds, and scholars search in desperation for adequate words that can shed light on its meaning. How can we... Read more

You Can Call Me His – Encouragement Café – June 30

You Can Call Me His By Paris RenaeThe Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are Gods children. Romans 8:16You are not Jessica or Sarah, or Kristen you are His. So often we let the world define us Sarah the one who had an abortion, Jessica the one who got divorced, Kristen the one who is... Read more

Princess to Princess – Daughters of Promise – June 30

PRINCESS TO PRINCESSAnd God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. Genesis 17:15Sarai means princess. So does Sarah. She was once of nobility among her people, her fathers princess. Once God spoke her name, changed it slightly, she was named as one who... Read more

Dont Give Up on Your Harvest – Beloved Women – June 30, 2020

Dont Give Up on Your Harvest Beloved Women June 30, 2020READ: And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Every time I read Galatians 6:9 the words do not give up always stood out. I understood that the prerequisite to... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of June 28, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayBrowse the Bible Gateway Store BibleGatewayStore.com The Top 10 Best Selling Bible Translations Compared to 10 Years Ago Church Answers Read multiple Bible translations on Bible Gateway Bible Society of Nigeria Completes New Translations Punch American Bible Societys New President... Read more

A La Carte (June 29) – Tim Challies

I trust you enjoyed your weekend, whether it involved watching a service from home or attending a local church. My family enjoyed a mix yesterday—we attended the service, then did a Zoom-based church business meeting. We are definitely in a bit of a lull when it comes to Kindle deals. There are still a couple... Read more

Shhhhh! – Girlfriends in God – June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020Shhhhh!Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthLet your conversation be gracious and effective so that you will have the right response for everyone (Colossians 4:6, NLT).  Friend to FriendDr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors. I recently read an article that said the famed childrens author loved challenges. In 1959, the co-founder of his publishing company... Read more

Appointed For Such a Time as This – Encouragement for Today – June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020Appointed For Such a Time as ThisBINU SAMUEL Lee en espaolBefore I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)I was seven months pregnant, sitting on the sofa in my family room, and... Read more

Doors of Opportunity – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of June 29

Doors of Opportunity Part 2 By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPe1pMcXUB4[/embed]We know that Jesus is the Door, who stands in the gap (doorway) on our behalf. He alone holds the key and is the One who rules sovereignly over our entrance. Isaiah 22:22 AMPC tells us, "And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his... Read more

Transformation Garden – June 29, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Cast your burden on the Lord, releasing the weight of it, and He will sustain you: He will never allow the consistently righteous to be moved, to slip or fall or fail.Psalm 55: 22Amplified BibleIf You But Trust in God to Guide You If you but trust in God to guide... Read more

Pearls of Grace – June 29

June 29 In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old. Isaiah 63:9 Precious Jesus, I fall before you with a heart full of love confessing you... Read more

Trickle of Hope – Encouragement Café – June 29

Trickle of Hope By Timothy HanauerThe Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.  Habakkuk 3:19During the Summer months, out on our coast, there are super-low tide days.  This is some kind of counter-balance, I assume, to the super-high tides of... Read more

Trusting God in the Storm – Beloved Women – June 29, 2020

Trusting God in the Storm Beloved Women June 29, 2020READ: My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. (Psalm 63:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I spotted a rock near the edge of the rapids and noticed a small tree clinging to it. Turbulent waters raced past the tree as it held on tightly. The stone... Read more

The Mark and Who Can See It – Daughters of Promise – June 29

THE MARK AND WHO CAN SEE ITThis is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. Genesis 17:10What a covenant God made with Abraham! God intended to give him and all his descendants a physical sign that they were His chosen people.... Read more

Transformation Garden – June 28, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory, beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!... Read more

Pearls of Grace – June 28

June 28 The Wings of a Father He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge. Psalm 91:4 The fire had left no tree untouched, no green in its path, and it spared no life that it encountered.It was one of Californias deadliest forest fires, and the firemen had... Read more

Weekend A La Carte (June 27) – Tim Challies

Today’s Kindle deals include some classics as well as commentaries by Stott and Kidner. (Yesterday on the blog: 12 New and Notable Books for June 2020) Systemic Racism, God’s Grace, and the Human Heart: What the Bible Teaches About Structural Sin Albert Mohler has a helpful look at systemic racism. “Sin corrupts every institution and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – June 27

June 27 So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. Psalm 63:4 O God, You are my God and I bless Your holy name. I will bless you as long as I live!I seek You earnestly for my heart yearns for you as in... Read more

Transformation Garden – June 27, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.Psalm 63: 8Amplified BibleGod, may I never be contentTo be but the echoOf my environmentEmpower me day by dayTo be the echoOf Your amazing loveIn my God-guarded life!Ruth Harms CalkinTodays Study Text:And Joseph said... Read more

12 New and Notable Books for June 2020 – Tim Challies

Summer is often a time when new book releases slow their pace as publishers await the busy fall season with all its conferences and other opportunities to make a splash. But this year we’ve been treated to quite a lot of noteworthy June releases. Here are a few of the books that have showed up... Read more

When Youre Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of Gods Will – Girlfriends in God – June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020When Youre Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of Gods WillSharon JaynesTodays TruthHowever it is written, What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him (1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV)Friend to FriendHave you ever been... Read more

Waiting for Gods Best – Encouragement for Today – June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020Waiting for Gods BestSARAH GERINGERLee en espaolSince ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4 (NIV)When I prepped my day planner for the new year, a surprising fact hit me: I... Read more

Perspective Shift – Beloved Women – June 26, 2020

Perspective Shift Beloved Women June 26, 2020READ: Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  (Colossians 3:2 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Perspective is everything. Truly, the way you perceive a thing can impact literally every area of your life. How you perceive love will affect what you will settle for in a relationship.... Read more

Transformation Garden – June 26, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Who shall ever separate us from Christs love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?...Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him who loved us. For I am... Read more

The Slums – Encouragement Café – June 26

The Slums By Luann PraterI praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14When we decided to downsize, we considered townhomes in a nearby gated community. There was one that had all the things we needed on the main floor with a couple of bedrooms upstairs... Read more