John Maxwell: Your Life Can Be a Great Story | RELEVANT

When I meet people for the first time, as soon as the introductions are out of the way, I ask them to share their story to tell me who they are and where theyre from, where theyve been and where theyre going. I want to understand what matters to them. Maybe you do the same.... Read more

3 Ways You Can Love Those Who Think Differently in Your Life | RELEVANT

We can often be tempted to put our allegiance in the wrong order. If you are an American and you are a Christian, then you are a Christian American. We often view ourselves as American Christians instead of Christians who live in the United States of America. When we struggle to show kindness and seek... Read more

Life is So Daily! – Girlfriends in God – November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020Life is So Daily! Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthThis is my commandbe strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9, NLT).Friend to FriendLife is so daily, isnt it? Hard times come and they usually come with big doses of discouragement, fear, depression or anxiety.... Read more

When My Life Fell Apart, I Needed a Bible That Wouldnt

I dont think I can make it through this pain. I just dont see how. Ive heard that statement numerous times, with all the despair it carries. Ive even said it myself. In suffering or sorrow, when each day feels harder than the one before with no end in sight, Ive wondered how Ill make... Read more

Don’t Let Your Spiritual Life Become a Side Project | RELEVANT

Im pretty sure I used to be cool. I talked cool, I acted cool, I even dated someone cool and had cool friendsI was pretty much living the life. I was open-minded about everything because I cared, more than anything, that people thought of me as someone cool, accepting and easygoing. By the worlds standards,... Read more

Angela Manuel Davis on How Physical Exercise Has Transformed Her Spiritual Life | RELEVANT

Everyone has felt the sting of the pandemic in different ways, and one of the strangely irritating ways it has taken a toll is on our fitness routines. One-time gym rats have been waylaid by social distancing guidelines, meaning more investment in resistance bands and kettle bells. And people looking to turn over a new... Read more

10 Things a Wife Needs to Thrive When Life Is Full

As a wife of twelve years who juggles multiple demands daily, there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. Marriage is a gift from God, and God desires for us to be wives who are whole and renewed, leaning on God for strength and encouragement during difficult seasons. Between... Read more

Bruce Springsteens Letter to You: A Masterful Exploration of Faith, Death, and Life After Death – Christ and Pop Culture

In his autobiography Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen writes about growing up in church and the lingering effects of his childhood faith: It was a glorious and pathetic place I was either shaped for or fit right into. It has walked alongside me as a waking dream my whole life. So as a young adult... Read more

How to Avoid a Wasted Life

How an Eighteenth-Century Preacher Sealed My Breakthrough God being glorified and God being enjoyed are not separate categories. They relate to each other not like fruit and animals, but like fruit and apples. Apples are one kind of fruit. Enjoying God supremely is one way to glorify him. Enjoying God makes him look supremely valuable.... Read more

Here’s the First Trailer for ‘Soros,’ the Documentary About the Life and Influence of George Soros | RELEVANT

Few billionaires are as divisive as George Soros, the philanthropist who’s become a bogeyman among some conspiracy theorists for his litany of progressive causes. The trailer for the documentary about Soros’ life highlights a few of his most fervent critics like Steve Bannon and Alex Jones, who’ve spun some truly heinous fanfiction about Soros over... Read more

Mike Todd: Three Ways to Transform Your Dating Life | RELEVANT

One of the reasons theres a widespread definitional dating in our day is because recreational dating doesnt deliver what it promises. And you know what they say about the definition of insanity its doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. How about trying a different approach to dating? Im going... Read more

‘I Am a Faithful Defender of Life’: Guatemala’s President Prohibits Planned Parenthood from Operating in the Country

'I Am a Faithful Defender of Life': Guatemala's President Prohibits Planned Parenthood from Operating in the Country Last week, the President of Guatemala issued a statement after Guatemalas Interior Ministry rescinded a previous agreement that would have allowed Planned Parenthood to operate in the country.I recognize life from its conception, and therefore, in my government,... Read more

The Three Screens in Your Life

Were all hoping the coronavirus pandemic ends soon, but when it does, well face a deeper wound in modern society: the epidemic of loneliness. My family and I witnessed an eerie portrait of modern disconnection in the first few weeks after the lockdown began. After those initial weeks of panic-buying toilet paper and figuring out... Read more

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Wendy Alsup

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I asked Wendy Alsupblogger at Practical Theology for Women and author of books such as Companions in Suffering: Comfort for Times of Loss and Loneliness and The Gospel-Centered Womanabout what’s on her nightstand, favorite fiction books,... Read more

How to Live the Bible What Does It Take to Live a Good Life? – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-ninth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. An older man walks haltingly... Read more

How to Have a More Meaningful Prayer Life

Can I ask you something? How much prayer is enough? Or, perhaps, what kind of prayer counts towards my Jesus points for the day and moves me to the Gold Star Plus plan?Joking! (But actually I would really love to know what counts. DM me?)Ive been a Christian for 30 years, so I know theres no Gold-Star... Read more

Looking at Life Through Clean Windows – Girlfriends in God – November 3, 2020

November 3, 2020Looking at Life Through Clean WindowsMary SoutherlandTodays TruthBy this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another (John 13:35, NIV).Friend to FriendI recently read the story of a young couple who moved into a new neighborhood. The first morning in their new home, the couple sat down... Read more

‘We All Matter in the Eyes of God’: Biden Says His Personal Life, Policies Are Informed by His Christian Faith

'We All Matter in the Eyes of God': Biden Says His Personal Life, Policies Are Informed by His Christian Faith Days before the election, Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden shared how the principles of the Christian faith have guided his personal life and political career in an opinion piece for The Christian Post.If elected president,... Read more

Life Support | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” Psalm 54:4 It felt like someone pierced me in the eye with an ice pick. The tree Id cut down spewed sawdust into my left eye. I scrambled to dislodge the debris. Despite irrigation and eye drop applications, my condition grew worse.... Read more

Carlos Whittaker: You Have to Want an Abundant Life Before You Can Live It | RELEVANT

Some things in life couldn’t be more straightforward. Spend less than you make, you’ll save money. Consume fewer calories than you burn, you’ll lose weight. Read a little every day, you’ll finish the book. In situations like this, life can be as simple as a math equation. But our relationship with God is not a... Read more

6 Beautiful Psalms to Encourage You in Your Daily Life

Many of us have learned how to cope with lifes big momentsthe mountains and the valleys, the times of wild bliss, and those dark periods of anguish and turmoil. But what about regular daily life, the day-to-day grind that can feel at times monotonous or even meaningless? On occasion, we all experience seasons when daily... Read more

‘Glory to God’: Trump Pardons Non-Violent Offender Serving Life in Prison

'Glory to God': Trump Pardons Non-Violent Offender Serving Life in Prison Just before debating Democrat candidate Joe Biden last week, President Trump pardoned an Indiana man who was serving life in prison for a non-violent crime, Faithwire reports.President Trump pardoned Charles Duke Tanner because his life imprisonment sentence was a non-violent, first offense drug charge.Tanner... Read more

How to Seek and Find God When Life Keeps You Busy

Although this time during quarantine has freed up time in some ways since many events, gatherings, and usual activities have been cancelled or postponed, in other ways life has seemed to keep up with its normal fast pace. There is still work that needs to be done (whether from home or the office), kids who... Read more

The Evidence of a Life of Forgiveness – Encouragement for Today – October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020The Evidence of a Life of ForgivenessLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolIf possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:18 (ESV) Theres some interesting context around todays key verse thats worth considering and unpacking.Paul didnt write what became the book of Romans while on a peaceful vacation with peaceful... Read more

How to Build Routines That Matter for Your Life

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of Gods varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God suppliesin order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory... Read more

Trusting God is good, even when life isn’t

(Photo: Unsplash/Aperture Vintage)If you're anything like me, you desperately want to trust God. You know you should trust Him with everything and more than anything right now, you need to trust Him. But when the rubber hits the road and you get the call from the doctor, discover your teen is cutting, or your brain's spinning with worry,... Read more

On My Shelf: Life and Books with J. T. English

On My Shelfhelps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I interviewed J. T. Englishlead pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colorado, co-host of the Knowing Faith podcast, and author of Deep Discipleship: How the Church Can Make Whole Disciples of Jesusabout what’s on his nightstand, favorite... Read more

Living a Life of Gratitude | Devotional by Kristi Huseby

I have so much to be grateful for the people God has brought into my life, the family that I was born into and the many blessings He has poured out on me. And Im truly thankful for all Gods work in my life. But over the last few years, Ive become increasingly aware that... Read more

Your Life – Encouragement Café – October 8

Your Life By Paris RenaeBut what the Lord has said will stand forever. Our good news to you is what the Lord has said. 1 Peter 1:25 CEVWe spend a lot of time thinking about tomorrow. It starts young "When I grow up...". We always think we have tomorrow, until we don't.I spend a lot of... Read more