Calm down, Margaret. It’s probably nothing to worry about. Who gets breast cancer in her thirties? she said to herself when she felt a lump on her right breast. Life is full of twists and turns. Margaret Feinberg, author of Wonderstruck, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2013. Following her diagnosis, she had to undergo months of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries. As she … [Read more...]

  This summer, we asked women to share with us about one verse from Scripture and how it has impacted their journey. We’ll be posting some of their answers here on the blog. We pray you’ll be encouraged in your own journey as you read about those of others.  This testimony is from Leslie in Madison, MS.  Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not … [Read more...]

  Update: Congrats to our winner, Denise Matthews!  We're so excited about this new study with Margaret Feinberg! Fight Back With Joy is a 6-session Bible study that will help you embrace a life that's richer and fuller than you've ever known before—a life radiant with joy. Learn to practice joy, defiant joy. Sooner or later, we find ourselves on the battlefield of life and … [Read more...]

My first introduction to human trafficking was in 2009 when I saw the movie Taken with Liam Neeson. I’m always a little embarrassed to admit that. I feel like I should’ve been aware of this global problem long before 2009, and that my first introduction to it shouldn’t have been a Hollywood movie. But that’s how it happened. (God does work in mysterious ways, doesn’t He?) If you’ve seen Taken, … [Read more...]

We thought it would be fun to show you what we're loving each week. We'll post links to things we find around the web that we love and think you might love, too. Enjoy! We love reading (bet you would have never guessed that!) and so we love this list Christianity Today put together of the books most likely to shape evangelical thought, life, and culture in 2015. This song by Lauren Daigle … [Read more...]

Perhaps you made a New Year's Resolution to study God's Word this year. Or maybe you chose a word, a characteristic of God, you would like to study in 2015. We have several Bible studies that would be perfect for the New Year. In no particular order, here are seven we recommend for starting off 2015. 1. Fight Back With Joy by Margaret Feinberg. This 6-session Bible study will help you … [Read more...]

We could pretend it isn't the case, but the truth is we use our phones for everything. They're one of the first things we look at in the morning (we even use them as our alarm clocks—how can we not look at them!) and they're with us at all times. That makes them perfect vehicle for staying in God's Word. The new year is a great time to start new habits, so we thought we'd list a few of our … [Read more...]

Year after year, Christmastime arrives in a flourish with all the trimmings, and the world is tempted to upscale, overspend, and outdo. But isn’t it the small, almost insignificant moments that actually make Christmas grand? Maybe it’s the smiling face of a four-year-old as she offers you a homemade gift. Or it’s a few words written in a card from a much-missed old friend. Such simple moments … [Read more...]

 January 2015 Family Time Calendar Ezekial 11:19 Ephesians 4:24 Galatians 2:20 … [Read more...]

We are coming up on a brand new year and we thought, why not try something new? We're excited to announce our first ever online Bible study! Beginning January 15 and each Thursday for seven weeks, we will meet here to discuss the new study, Freefall to Fly. Rebekah Lyons, the author, will lead us in our study. This great opportunity is an excellent way to start 2015! Freefall to … [Read more...]