Do you know what I heard the other day? I heard that there are over 40,000 people who are participating in this Friday night's Secret Church. FORTY THOUSAND PEOPLE. And do you know what? There's still plenty of time for you to join the 40,000. If you're interested, you can sign up for the simulcast; you'll be able to download the study guides, so you don't have to worry about whether you'll be … [Read more...]

I think we've probably made it CRYSTAL CLEAR at this point, but I just wanted to post a quick reminder that tomorrow, 11/1, at 11 AM central, there's gonna be a big ole Facebook party to celebrate the release of Beth Moore's new Bible study, James: Mercy Triumphs. As you can see by the badge on this post, there will be some fabulous prizes, and it'll be a great chance to hear from the LifeWay … [Read more...]

Logically I know that time moves at the same pace that it always has. It takes just as long for 365 days to pass as it did when I was a little girl, and a day is still made up of 24 hours. I know these things in my head. But SWEET MERCY it feels like time just flies by these days. One minute it's January 1st, and the next it's the middle of October and I'm looking around and wondering WHERE IN THE … [Read more...]

There's a great new LifeWay Women event coming up in 2012. It's called Abundance, and it'll feature the wonderful Lisa Harper as emcee/hostess and a rotating panel of speakers. The line-up will vary in each host city, but Vicki Courtney, Angela Thomas, Jennifer Rothschild, Angie Smith and Kelly Minter are some of the teachers, and worship will be led by either Anthony Evans, Travis Cottrell or … [Read more...]

I read this devotion by Charles Spurgeon back in the spring, and it hit me right between the eyes. I ran across it again yesterday, and, well, it had the same result. Such great perspective and wisdom in his words. It is ever the Holy Spirit's work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan's work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves … [Read more...]

I don't know about y'all, but sometimes when I think about the world today's kids are growing up in, and when I stop and take an inventory of all the pressures they're going to face - all the issues they're going to have to tackle head-on - well, it makes me feel like I can't breathe so well. There's just so much junk out there. So much brokenness. So much. That's why I'm more grateful than I can … [Read more...]

While I won't bore you with all the various and sundry Life Developments that are going on in our little corner of the world right now, I will tell you that the day-to-day stuff at our house has been a smidge overwhelming for the last month or so. It's nothing bad, mind you, but sometimes when I think about everything that needs to get done over the course of an average day (family, work, house, … [Read more...]

Hey everybody! We have a really cool giveaway today - something that you can actually share with other people if you win. Today we're giving away 10 (TEN!) of these Beth Moore Devotions CDs. One winner will receive all ten, and the whole idea behind this giveaway is that you keep one for yourself, then hand out the other nine to people who need the encouragement of the Gospel. Maybe it's someone … [Read more...]

Our worship leader at .MOM was the deeply gifted Melissa Greene, and she was FANTASTIC. She led us with such humility and intention, and she has that unique, God-given ability to lead and completely fade away at the same time. She was such a blessing to all of the women who were there. Melissa used to sing in the Christian group Avalon, and Saturday afternoon she led us in a few of the old Avalon … [Read more...]

This past weekend I kept having .MOM flashbacks: this time last weekend Melanie and I were slightly petrified, this time last weekend I was listening to Angela Cottrell share some seriously wise parenting insight, this time last weekend I was enjoying some delicious hash brown casserole for supper. Okay. So maybe not every moment was deeply spiritual. However, I do believe the Lord gave me a fresh … [Read more...]