Awake, Session 1 (Return to God): The Brother of Jesus

America’s favorite inspirational storyteller depicts the pain and joy of being part of the family of God’s Son. by Karen Kingsbury E ver have a family member you just didn’t believe? It didn’t matter if he told the truth all the time; he just said things that seemed, well, mad. In The Family of Jesus […]

Awake, Session 1 (Return to God): The Need to Let Things Go

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The Need to Let Things Go By Mike Glenn OCTOBER is a fickle month. Depending on the day, and sometimes even the time of day, the temperature can vary 30 or 40 degrees. During the day, it’ll be in the upper 60s or 70s, and in the evening, it’ll be in the 30s. If you […]

Awake, Session 1 (Return to God): Leave Everything Behind

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Awake, Session 2 (Return to Your First Love): Afloat and Alone

BY MICHAEL KELLEY When you start to drift, fight the current, and get back to Jesus. “We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away” (Hebrews 2:1). I don’t spend a lot of time on boats, but whenever I find myself on the water, I’m […]

Awake, Session 2 (Return to Your First Love): 7 Ways to Stick With Your Daily Bible Reading

Ken Braddy offers some great tips for reading the Bible on a daily basis. 7 Ways to Stick With Your Daily Bible Reading

Awake, Session 3 (Return to Prayer): 7 Prayer Practices for Every Day

Seven Prayer Practices for Every Day “A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized that prayer is listening.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard   For those of us struggling with perpetual busyness, the Apostle Paul’s instruction to “pray constantly” (1 […]

Awake, Session 3 (Return to Prayer): Jehovah-Nissi

Jehovah-Nissi by Kaye Johns “And Moses built an altar and named it, ‘The LORD Is My Banner’” (Ex. 17:15). Imagine the scene. Moses sent Joshua and his inexperienced and ill-equipped men to battle against the Amalekites. Moses said, “I will stand on the hilltop with God’s staff in my hand” (Ex. 17:9). He took Aaron […]

Awake, Session 3 (Return to Prayer): The Power of Prayer and Fasting

Fasting and Prayer as Your Spiritual Worship Excerpt from The Power of Prayer and Fasting By Ronnie Floyd The disciplines of prayer and fasting are not reduced to a formula or a hoop that we are to jump through as if we are in a kind of spiritual circus. Nor are they physical tests or exercises in […]

Awake, Session 4 (Return to God’s Word): Great is God’s Faithfulness

  Afshin and Meredith Ziafat stand on the Word of God and the grace of the gospel. by Emily Ellis “My story is not about a man’s faithfulness to God; it’s about God’s faithfulness to a man.” These are the words of speaker, author, and pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, Afshin Ziafat. Afshin’s […]

Awake, Session 4 (Return to God’s Word): Seek it Like Silver

Seek it Like Silver by Linda Tomblin “If you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will … discover the knowledge of God” (Prov. 2:4-5). I felt bad that I’d never received a college degree. My early training had consisted of business school and an occasional college course fitted […]