'Tis the season for baking and feasting! We asked a few of our authors to share their favorite holiday recipes. We had so many delicious recipes sent in that this is a two-part post! Check out Part 1 for recipes from Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild, Mary Jo Sharp, and Jen Wilkin.  Peanut Butter Buckeyes from Rebekah Lyons Peanut butter with chocolate has always been a Lyons family … [Read more...]

SUDDENLY … everyone is recording it—not just Natalie Cole but also Amy Grant, Monica, Kelly Clarkson, Jane Monheit, and others. It’s a lovely song entitled “My Grown-Up Christmas List.” It wishes for “no more lives torn apart,” that “right would always win,” and that “love would never end.” I second that. … But those are lofty requests, and I’m not a lofty guy. They are worth wishing for — and … [Read more...]

Update: Congratulations to our winners: Stacey, Karen Birkenholz, Lisa G., Lisa Waghorn, and Kris Sherman! Today, we're giving away five copies of the Celebrate the Savior's Story: Christmas Audio CD Set! The Celebrate the Savior's Story: Christmas Audio CD Set includes an inspiring Scripture-based lesson from Beth Moore's Jesus the One and Only Bible study and five Christmas songs by Travis … [Read more...]

It’s yours for free! Simply right-click on the art and save it to your computer. Then, make it your Facebook cover photo, pin it to Pinterest, or post it to Instagram! Facebook Art Pinterest and Instagram Art … [Read more...]

'Tis the season for baking and feasting! We asked a few of our authors to share their favorite holiday recipes. We had so many delicious recipes sent in that we're making this a two-part post! Check out Part 2 for recipes by Angie Smith, Margaret Feinberg, and Rebekah Lyons.  (Roughly) My Nanny's Cornbread Dressing from Beth Moore I say roughly, Sisters, because none of the women in my … [Read more...]

Admit it. What songwriters call “the most wonderful time of the year” can also be “the most stressful time of the year.” And when tension runs high in the home and mom is stressed, everyone is stressed. If you’re like me, you tend to dread the coming holidays because of all there is to do. Or all you have to buy. Or all there is to eat. And when we focus on our finances (Do we really have to … [Read more...]

This is the season of Advent, the season in which we reflect on the birth of Christ and anticipate His return. There is no better news. The God who made us, the God we’ve run from, the God we’ve disappointed and sinned against—that God is coming for us. Our eternal and limitless God is coming to us, stepping into our mess, heart-set on our irrevocable rescue. He’s coming. That’s why we … [Read more...]

December Family Time Calendar 1 Peter 1:5 James 1:17 Matthew 6:33 … [Read more...]

  Update: Congratulations to Laurie Cox for winning the Jesus>Religion Leader Kit!  You may have heard of Jefferson Bethke or seen his YouTube videos. A couple of years ago, he posted one that got just a few views (over 28 million) called "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus." That video taught him a lot. We'll let him tell you: It also started the conversation that he continues … [Read more...]

  I WAS TRAINED to write thank-you notes. Whenever someone gave me a gift or showed me an act of kindness, my mother would sit me down and watch me as I wrote my thank-you note. The penmanship had to be up to standard; the wording was precise and sincere. Now, if someone gives me a gift, I can’t enjoy it until I sit down and write a thank-you note. Recently, my mom came to Nashville for … [Read more...]