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GODMORGON, You’re Tired of Your MALM? It’s Okay, IKEA Will Now Buy It Back | RELEVANT

In an effort to reduce waste and become a fully circular and climate positive business by 2030, IKEA is starting a new initiative to buy back your unwanted furniture. Reuters reports the Swedish flat-pack home goods giant plans to refurbish and sell the used pieces in their stores for discounted prices. The campaign announcing this... Read more

When Youre Afraid to Trust God – Beloved Women – October 8, 2020

When Youre Afraid to Trust God Beloved Women October 8, 2020READ: Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: If we want to see God alive and active in our lives, James 4:8 tells us we need to: Draw near to God, and he will draw near to... Read more

3 Reasons Youre Feeling Stuck and How to Break Free

2. Youre Stuck in the Idea of How Things Are Supposed to Be  We tend to view our lives according to our goals, our desires, and our will. We marry someone with the expectation that they will fulfill certain needs or desires in our lives. We have kids in the hopes of expecting things to... Read more

How to Pray When Youre Tempted by Sexual Sin

This article is part of the How to Pray series. Sin Is a Personal Problem You need to confess that your behavior always reveals more about you than about your situation, location, or relationships. It is here, I think, that the evangelical church has tended to lack honesty, integrity, and biblical accuracy. When it comes... Read more

Nik Wallenda: God Is In Control, Even When You’re Not | RELEVANT

When I was growing up, my family had a small wire strung across our backyard. Its the one I first walked when I was two. Its the one that my mother and father patiently instructed me on, teaching me the mechanics and movements of the Wallenda family. I remember falling off that wire and landing... Read more

When Youre Not Sure You Like the True You – Encouragement for Today – September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020When Youre Not Sure You Like the True YouLYNN COWELLLee en espaolBut who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, Why have you made me like this? Romans 9:20 (ESV)Sitting on the deck in the dark of the night, I suddenly felt the... Read more

If Youre Fighting the Culture War, Youre Losing

A new Christian consortium, dedicated to preserving religious liberty, is promoting its mission with militaristic imagery and language. The groups website uses terms like battle, fighters, and war. It’s clear the founders of this organization see themselves as being on the front lines of the conflict for the soul of our nation. Theyre proud participants... Read more

5 Christian Songs to Lift You Up When You’re Feeling Down

Gavin WhitnerYou know those days when you're feeling down and out? Yes, we all have them and it's a feeling you just can't shake. But there's one thing that can help make you feel bettermusic! And when I say music, I mean listening to Christian songs. As you may already know, lyrics to songs can... Read more

Youre Invited to Join the Free 30 Days to Understanding the Bible Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Start Your Journey to Master the Bible! 30 Days to Understanding the Bible Online Bible Study is the free 7-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. The problem most of us have with the Bible is that we... Read more

Max Lucado: If You’re Feeling Stuck, It’s Time to Make a Change | RELEVANT Magazine

On a trip to the United Kingdom, our family visited a castle. In the center of the castle garden sat a maze. Row after row of shoulder high hedges, leading to one dead end after another. Successfully navigate the labyrinth and youll discover the door to a tall tower in the center of the... Read more

A Prayer for When You’re in the Heat of the Battle

Some days get hard. We feel exhausted and worn. Tired of fighting and ready to give up. Feeling like we cant go on or still struggling through defeat. The enemy seems to be hot on our trail, and we wonder if weve been left on our own.But no matter what we find ourselves up against... Read more

A Prayer for God to Hold Up Your Faith When Youre Tired

Dear God,We come to you today and admit how much we need you. Were tired. Weary. Worn. Defeated. Weve tried to keep battling and pressing through our troubles, but sometimes we feel like we cant go on. Lord, please help us in our weakness. We need your strength and power to refresh our hearts and... Read more

5 Signs That You’re the Taker in the Relationship

Joanna Teigen Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Remember when you first fell in love? Your relationship felt like the most exciting, rewarding part of your life.From the moment you woke up in the morning until your head hit the pillow, you were focused on your love. As you discovered each others favorite things, you treated each other... Read more

Carlos Whittaker: If You’re Serious About Justice, You’re Going to Have to Get Uncomfortable | RELEVANT Magazine

Carlos Whittaker has spent the last few years trying to get Christians to join him in the deep end of the pool. By his read, far too many Christians are playing it too safe living for maximum comfort and striving to keep their lives as safe, orderly and unremarkable as possible. He’s always demanded... 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

10 Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore When You’re Dating

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and that cant be more true as you look back on dating relationships from the past. When the relationship ended, you probably felt devastated. The pain made your heart break, and you wondered if it would ever heal. After all, breakups are like a death and have to be... Read more

What to Expect When Youre NOT Expecting – Girlfriends in God – June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020What to Expect When Youre NOT ExpectingGwen SmithTodays TruthWhen you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. (Isaiah 43:2a, NIV)Friend to FriendSometimes we come face-to-face with bad and even tragic news that we never saw coming. Life can turn... Read more

Youre Invited to Join the Free Facing Your Giants Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Facing Your Giants Online Bible Study is the free 6-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. Max Lucado will share the ways God is equipping you to face the giants in your life. As a member of this... Read more

You’re Invited to Join the Free Facing Your Giants Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Facing Your Giants Online Bible Study is the free 6-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. Max Lucado will share the ways God is equipping you to face the giants in your life. As a member of this... Read more

When Youre Found, You Can Fail (and Other Augustinian Insights)

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: I don’t know how exactly to describe Jamie Smith’s new book, On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts, published by Brazos. I just know I recommend... Read more

How to Share Christ in a Workplace Where You’re Not Supposed to Discuss Him

I am a scientist, researcher, politician, and educator. In all these fields, I’m not allowed to talk about my faith in Christ. And sometime it makes me upset. So how can I honor God through my works? This is such a great question. Scripture summons us to speak about the good news of what God... Read more

10 Bible Passages to Learn When You are Feeling Anxious and Afraid | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Let’s be trustworthy right here: This has been a very scary week. Within the matter of some days, America has primarily shut down because it grapples with the best way to deal with a worldwide pandemic that's in contrast to something the world has seen in a long time. It’s straightforward, and... Read more

5 Courting Errors Youre Most likely Making | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] There are such a lot of errors to be made in relation to courting and relationships. And infrequently, we be taught, develop and heal from these errors. However there are additionally instances when errors we make might be detrimental. And infrequently, the worst of errors are ones that may simply be prevented... Read more

6 Issues to Bear in mind When You are Scuffling with Nervousness | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Nervousness is a monster. It might probably cripple you or make you act in methods that you'd by no means in any other case act. It causes you to consider probably the most unimaginable of lies, and may even hold you from the belongings you care about probably the most. Nervousness even... Read more

Youre By no means Past Restore – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] By Nona Jones The Bible says that we're fearfully and splendidly made, which means we had been crafted with loving care and precision by the arms of God. However when individuals we glance to for affirmation of our value deal with us as if had been expendable to them, it crushes our soul and... Read more

Why Youre Fallacious About Getting Freed from Pornography

[ad_1] I Was Fallacious Too:Fifteen years later, and I used to be nonetheless drowning within the disgrace of a horrible porn behavior.I figured if I put in a couple of web filters, discovered accountability companions, and made a couple of high-stakes guarantees to God, my conduct would change very quickly.Every one got here up quick.Free... Read more

Jim Bakker: Supporting Trump Is a ‘Check to Show Whether or not You are Even Saved’ | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] An unearthed clip of disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker is making the Twitter rounds, owing to its, let's consider, shaky theological reasoning. Bakker addresses a crowd about President Donald Trump, saying that help for the President is a “test to prove whether you’re even saved.” “Only saved people can love Trump,” Bakker declares,... Read more