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Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer.
“Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (3:21–23).
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Your Plan B Is Still God’s Plan A
What a failed church plant taught me about divine purpose and provision.
But it was the peace of seeing God's faithfulness that he carried with him until his death: “After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the
After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus
On the anniversary of her accident, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on God’s faithfulness.
interview. After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus. On the anniversary of her accident, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on God's faithfulness.
How BSF Saved Sandi Patty
In her new book, “The Voice,” the award-winning singer reflects on Bible Study Fellowship’s role in her faith formation.
I can look back and see God's faithfulness, which tells me that in the years to come, he will continue to be faithful. Tell us about Bev, your BSF discussion leader.
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Give Thanks for What Others Have That You Don’t
This Thanksgiving, praise God for other people’s blessings—even the ones you wish for.
our church. She thanked God for their lives and their love, and she asked him to bless their upcoming marriages with happiness and faithfulness. She
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
Jennie Allen on Henrietta Mears: Committed Faithfulness. “The ministry. The big dream for her was faithfulness,” says Jennie Allen, founder of IF:Gathering.
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Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.
The fruit of the Spirit described in Galatians 5:22–23—love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control—are virtues, as well.
Timehop Helps Me See God’s Providence
How a social media app reminds me of God’s faithfulness in my life.
Timehop Helps Me See God's Providence. How a social media app reminds me of God's faithfulness in my life. Bronwyn Lea, guest writer. Image: Nate and Tilly Ritter / Flickr.
God Calls Me to Motherhood and Art. How Do I Do Both?
The cofounder of a new art and vocation institute in South Carolina aims to address the intersection of faith, family, creativity, and calling.
Artists want to know that they have a place in the church, that their creativity and their faithfulness to their calling is seen, and that other people are trying to understand them, even if they
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I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness. If simple faithfulness is what makes an action great, then we are called as families to delight in being part of small things.
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Four Lies That Keep Us from Church
These common untruths prevent us from fully participating in the body of Christ.
These common untruths prevent us from fully participating in the body of Christ.
Why Public Intellectuals Need Their Ivory Towers
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s departure from 'The Atlantic' reflects a growing crisis: Our digital age inhibits reliable and enduring insight.
We are called to do good work courageously and faithfully, and part of our courage and faithfulness involves admitting the responsibilities that do and do not belong to us.
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Remembering Kara Tippetts and Her ‘Mundane Faithfulness’Subscriber access only
Christian mom and blogger saw God in her suffering.
Opinion | Sexuality. Remembering Kara Tippetts and Her 'Mundane Faithfulness'. Christian mom and blogger saw God in her suffering. Bronwyn Lea, guest
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Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
have any of it. In and of myself, I had nothing adequate for what was facing us at the time. I had only the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. As Barna and other
God Understands Hard, Thankless Parenting
Mother’s Day is difficult for many. But Scripture portrays a Father who knows our plight.
Mary, the most exalted and “highly favored” mother of Jesus, was rewarded for her faithfulness with a broken heart described as “a sword that will pierce [her] own soul” (Luke 2:34–36).
Community Home Offers ‘Boot Camp’ for Pregnant Moms
How a residential program in Virginia goes beyond crisis pregnancy aid.
move toward total independence. Robin's story of building CTFT is a testament to God's faithfulness and also her own tenacity. After becoming aware
Why I’m Not a World-Changer
In my middle-age years, I’ve traded revolution for good old-fashioned faithfulness.
Why I'm Not a World-Changer. In my middle-age years, I've traded revolution for good old-fashioned faithfulness. Michelle Van Loon. Image: Michael Fleshman / Flickr.
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Special Needs Kids Don’t Need Special Parents
When my son was diagnosed with autism, I thought God had picked the wrong mom. Then I remembered Moses.
God can do. He is God. We are not. It is his responsibility to assign, transform, provide, and deliver. Faithfulness is our job. Fruitfulness is his. Diane is a
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I Sent My Kids to a ‘Better School.’ But Was It the Right Choice?
As a parent, I feel caught between the needs of my children and the needs of my neighbors.
By now, it's apparent that school choice hasn't enabled our freedom. And yet, here's where Christ's faithfulness meets us. Christ alone brings us freedom. Not our kids' educations.
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Pastor Exposed as Faithful to Wife of 17 YearsSubscriber access only
Despite the headlines, marital scandals don’t define the church.
The church has many examples of happy marriages, of pastors and their wives who walk in daily obedience together, of lifelong faithfulness for better or worse.