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A La Carte (November 30) | Tim Challies

You may want to look at this updated article from Friday in which I’ve listed Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. I’ll be updating it through the day. I’m going to keep looking, but for now the list of Kindle deals for the day is quite modest. I noticed that Amazon has Hasbro games on... Read more

What Do I Stand For? – Encouragement Café – November 30

What Do I Stand For?  By Mindy Lee Hopman But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself Daniel 1:8 NASBWhat do I stand for? What I stand for defines who I am and who I am defines my purpose. At what point in your life did you determine what or who you stand... Read more

The Power of Worship Through Gods Word – Encouragement for Today – November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020The Power of Worship Through Gods WordJASMINE WILLIAMS Lee en espaolGod is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and in truth. John 4:24 (CSB)With hands lifted and eyes watering, I kneel in awe of God as the music from my speakers turns my prayer closet into a place of... Read more

Winning Our Battles – Girlfriends in God – November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020Winning Our Battles Melissa Spoelstra Todays TruthAnd she made this vow: O Lord of Heavens Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has... Read more

I Choose To Be Free – Beloved Women – November 30, 2020

I Choose To Be Free Beloved Women November 30, 2020READ: So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: During this pandemic, I have been working on getting the ground ready for my patio. I believe that one of the hardest things in this process is tilling the ground.... Read more

Transformation Garden – November 30, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Take root downward, and bear fruit upward.Isaiah 37:31 Amplified BibleLord, make me strong! Let my soul rooted beafar from vales of rest,Flung close to heaven upon a great Rocks breast,Unsheltered and alone, but strong in Thee,What though the lashing tempests leave their scars?Has not the Rock been bruised?Mine, with the strength... Read more

Holy Imagination – Daughters of Promise – November 30

HOLY IMAGINATIONNow out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Genesis 2:19Most Christians starve their God-given imaginative gifts and believe that sacred dreaming is reckless and might border on witchcraft?... Read more

Pearls of Grace – November 30

November 30 Remembering the Saints "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all." Philippians 1:2-4 As remarkable and wondrous as Gods grace and peace are, its easy... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of November 29, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource Bible Text Amazingly Stable But Scholarly Criticism, Media Coverage of It is Faulty: Professor The Christian Post Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Jesus and the... Read more

Sacrificial Love: John 3:16 – God’s Love at Work – Week of November 29

Sacrificial Love: John 3:16By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of November 29, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwq7VkPT2PQ[/embed]God has been highlighting John 3:16 to me as a foundational scripture for such a time as this. As God continues to restore our foundations both individually and as a nation, I believe He is working this precept more deeply into our souls as a stabilizer. I... Read more

Transformation Garden – November 29, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Up to this time you have not asked a single thing in My Name (as presenting all that I AM); but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.John 16: 24Amplified BibleYou cannot think of prayer so... Read more

Pearls of Grace – November 29

November29 A Passing Grade "always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." 2 Timothy 3:7 Praises learned in the night draw back the curtain of light for the anxious soul that has lost its way in darkness. Circumstances can cut a path straight through our emotions leading us to places... Read more

Weekend A La Carte (November 28) | Tim Challies

Today’s Kindle deals include some contemporary books along with some classics. I believe this is the first time I’ve seen the price drop on Mez McConnell’s The Creaking on the Stairs. (Yesterday on the blog: Black Friday 2020 Deals for Christians) Secret Sins Will Harm Others “One of the most treacherous lies we can believe about... Read more

Transformation Garden – November 28, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and refresh your souls.Matthew 11: 28Amplified BibleWhen I am sore beset, I seek some quiet place,Some lonely room or barren windswept hill,And there in silence wait apart untilI... Read more

Pearls of Grace – November 28

November 28 Believing Despite Outward Circumstances "By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of the things which are visible." Hebrews 11:3 Faith is seeing the promises of God at a distant, through the eyes of the present, and living... Read more

A La Carte (November 27) | Tim Challies

As is my tradition, I’ve put together a post dedicated to Black Friday Deals for Christians. I haven’t yet gotten to today’s Kindle deals, but will update that page when I track some down. A Day of Reckoning “The day has come in Victoria where Christians and Churches need to decide whether to obey God... Read more

What if the Person Im Struggling To Forgive Is Me? – Encouragement for Today – November 27, 2020

November 27, 2020What if the Person Im Struggling To Forgive Is Me?LYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolThen I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD. And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Psalm 32:5 (NIV)Do you ever feel like the... Read more

The Grace of Giving – Girlfriends in God – November 27, 2020

November 27, 2020The Grace of Giving Lisa MorroneTodays TruthBut since you excel in everythingin faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in yousee that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7, NIV).Friend to FriendI grew up in a family whose finances were, lets say,... Read more

When Courage Calls – Beloved Women – November 27, 2020

When Courage Calls Beloved Women November 27, 2020READ: Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT:  Psalm 27:14 assures us there are some things we must wait for. Some solutions will take time.  Some blessings are best enjoyed after they have been hidden for... Read more

Transformation Garden – November 27, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing (through the experience of your faith) that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.Romans 15: 13 Amplified BibleFilled with this sweet peace forever,On we go... Read more

Their Place in This World – Encouragement Café – November 27

Their Place in This WorldBy Linda Gray Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.  You are serving the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:23-24 ESVDont whine, but shine is a phrase coined by motivational speaker, David Ring.  Audiences from... Read more

Why Are You Hiding? – Daughters of Promise – November 28

WHY ARE YOU HIDING?By: Christine WyrtzenBut the Lord God called to the man and said to him, Where are you?  And he said, I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.  Genesis 3:9-10Im not sure I ever noticed that Adam didnt give... Read more

Pearls of Grace – November 27

November 27 Power Addictions "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;" Philippians 2:3 Abraham Lincoln said,"If you want to test a mans character, give him power."Napoleon Bonaparte became the ruler of France the same year that George Washington died. What a contrast... Read more

A La Carte (November 26) | Tim Challies

I hope my American friends and family enjoy their Thanksgiving celebrations today. While you are doing that, I will begin scouring the web for Black Friday deals geared toward Christians. Check in tomorrow for the annual roundup. Today’s Kindle deals include three solid picks that span three different genres. Not Much to Be Thankful For... Read more

Remember What God Has Done For You – Girlfriends in God – November 26, 2020

November 26, 2020Remember What God Has Done For YouMary SoutherlandTodays TruthWhatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father (James 1:17, NLT).Friend to FriendOur grandchildren are a source of great joy in my life and some of my most capable teachers. One of the most powerful lessons came... Read more

What a Gumball Taught Me About Gratitude – Encouragement for Today – November 26, 2020

November 26, 2020What a Gumball Taught Me About GratitudeMEREDITH HOUSTON CARRLee en espaolWhen Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, Lord, what about this man? Jesus said to him, If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me! John 21:21-22 (ESV)I cant wait to get... Read more

God Does Not Have Favorites – Beloved Women – November 26, 2020

God Does Not Have Favorites Beloved Women November 26, 2020READ: Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? (James 2: 5 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Fame, wealth, beauty, and prestige are just a few... Read more

Transformation Garden – November 26, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy; yes, with the lyre will I praise You, O God, my God!Psalm 43: 4 Amplified BibleThere is a joy all other joys exceeding,A quiet joy, which time can never destroy:A joy through tears, through pain, throughsore heart-bleeding;This... Read more

Thank You – Encouragement Café – November 26

Thank You By Maria DraytonI will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1Often times in our lives can cause us to be impatient, fearful, doubtful and weary.  These times are the times when we need to draw closer to the Father. I didnt say it... Read more

And God Came Searching – Daughters of Promise – November 26

AND GOD CAME SEARCHINGBy: Christine WyrtzenAnd they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said... Read more