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  • How God Changes Hearts

    How God Changes Hearts

    A few weeks ago, someone told me I was kind and gentle. I literally just stared at the person, unable to believe what I had just been called—but probably not for the reason you expect....

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  • National Day of Prayer Activities

    National Day of Prayer Activities

    It’s the National Day of Prayer. Today, people all over the country are going to be bowing their heads in prayer for the nation. We should always pray, but this year, our need for a...

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  • Mothers and Fathers: The Christian Parenting Team

    Mothers and Fathers: The Christian Parenting Team

    My parents are two of the most supportive people in my life. When I told them I was moving to St. Louis for a job, they immediately helped me find a relative to live with temporarily,...

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  • The Altogether Beautiful Mess of Motherhood

    The Altogether Beautiful Mess of Motherhood

    I thought motherhood would be different. I thought there would be snuggles and milestones and cheerleading. I thought I would meet new friends and nap when my children napped. I knew...

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  • Reminding Children of God’s Faithfulness through Prayer

    Reminding Children of God’s Faithfulness through Prayer

    My friend’s son is having a hard time with this unique time of isolation. He’s frustrated, angry, sad, and scared. He misses his friends, his school, his Sunday School teachers, and...

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  • Maintaining Your Marbles During COVID-19

    Maintaining Your Marbles During COVID-19

    If you are anything like me, you are starting your days looking for your “marbles”—those elements of clear thinking, emotional steadiness, calm relational clarity, and clear purpose...

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  • Prayer, Peace, and Pestilence: Psalm 91 and Today

    Prayer, Peace, and Pestilence: Psalm 91 and Today

    Lately, a specific Bible passage has been popping up frequently for me. A note from a college friend, a post in a Facebook group, and a random opening of my Bible have all brought my...

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  • Six Reasons to Have Certainty in Jesus’ Resurrection

    Six Reasons to Have Certainty in Jesus’ Resurrection

    Ultimately, all of Christianity hinges on the truth of the resurrection. There is compelling evidence for the existence of a good God who has been made known to us in Jesus. But all of...

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  • Early Childhood Activities Anchored to Truth and Stability

    Early Childhood Activities Anchored to Truth and Stability

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). More than anything, I want my kids, throughout their lives, to know how loved they are. I want them to savor...

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  • Sharing the Gospel through a Storybook Bible

    Sharing the Gospel through a Storybook Bible

    I grew up with one Bible in my household. It was a children’s storybook Bible. Featuring over a hundred stories from the Old and New Testaments, it was my only look at the Word of God....

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  • Resources for Teaching the Faith at Home

    Resources for Teaching the Faith at Home

    Being a teacher involves patience, dedication, passion, lots of hours, and above all, love for your students. In these times of uncertainty when so many don’t know when they will be...

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  • Never Alone: God Is Always with You

    Never Alone: God Is Always with You

    Trying times often cause fear, worry, stress, and anxiety. Currently, it’s also the cause of isolation and social distancing, which can increase loneliness. But Luther reminds us that...

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  • Hope for the Worried

    Hope for the Worried

    If you’re like me, you’re probably panicking a little bit right now. It feels like practically overnight everything went from bad to dangerous. I’m feeling very off-kilter, like I’m not...

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  • God Is With You. Even Now.

    God Is With You. Even Now.

    A lot of worry and fear are currently happening in our world. This fear can shift your focus away from Christ and His love for you. In uncertain times, it can be difficult to understand...

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  • Accepting Your Baggage and Flaws

    Accepting Your Baggage and Flaws

    We are always our own worst critic. When it comes to our job, our roles in life, or our appearance, we always find something to critique. Imagine you're meeting someone new for the...

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  • You May Not Need All of Your Books, but Someone Else Does

    You May Not Need All of Your Books, but Someone Else Does

    Arch Books, The Story Bible, Follow and Do, Growing in Faith, and Portals of Prayer for Kids—all of these titles are children’s books and resources that are used to foster the knowledge...

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  • Spring Is Here; Spread the Cheer!

    Spring Is Here; Spread the Cheer!

    March is a month filled with blooming flowers and sunshine. It’s a time for reflection during the season of Lent that gives way to the beginnings of Easter. New life is on the horizon....

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  • Heather Ruesch’s Experience at the March for Life

    Heather Ruesch’s Experience at the March for Life

    Friday, January 24, 2020, marked the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, DC. Each year, hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children walk in protest through Capitol Hill on...

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  • The Death of Conviction

    The Death of Conviction

    This post is an adapted excerpt from Without Flesh: Why the Church Is Dying Even Though Jesus Is Still Alive by Jonathan Fisk. The Ancient Church saw martyrdom as an honor. Today, we...

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  • March 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    March 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    I don’t know exactly what your phone looks like or more specifically what you choose to keep on your phone. If your phone is anything like mine, I am guessing you keep pictures stored...

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