Join Karen Kingsbury’s Friends of Jesus Launch Team!

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  We are thrilled to announce the social media launch team for Karen Kingsbury’s The Friends of Jesus!  This study, releasing July 1, is a follow up to her first Bible study—The Family of Jesus. In this Bible study, Karen explores six people in the life of Jesus and the depth of friendship that is found with each one. We’d love your help in getting the word out about this Bible study … [Read more...]

We Love Wednesday


Here are a few things we're loving this week! We love millennials (a few of us actually are millennials) and we love this article on the timeless qualities millennials (and those of other generations) must cultivate. Y'all know how we feel about She Reads Truth—we love them—and we also love hymns. Combine the two and we're sold. This week, SRT released Hymns and we've been playing it in the … [Read more...]

What Keeps You Up at Night? Giveaway

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Don't you hate it when you can't sleep? We've gathered a few helpful hints from around the office for you. No screen time before bed! Read a book instead. Use a calming scent like lavender to set the sleep mood. We like this room spray. Keep your room cool (some of us use a fan) and dark (some of us use a sleep mask). Use an app like White Noise Lite to drown out the neighbor's barking … [Read more...]

Family of Jesus Online Bible Study | Session 7


Wow! Week 7. This is the last week of the Family of Jesus online Bible study! We hope you've enjoyed learning more about Jesus' earthly family and grown closer to Him in the process! We have one last video and we'd love to hear from you in the comments of this post. Thank you for studying with us! Just a refresher on how this works (we post this each week, so skip it if you know what to … [Read more...]

We Love Wednesday


Here are a few things we're loving this week! This website tells you when your food is no longer safe to eat. We love how handy it is to check on our leftovers! We love reading and checking out new books. That's why we love this series by The Gospel Coalition asking authors what's on their bookshelf. We've added a few to our to-read lists from Jen Wilkin's bookshelf. Another book we've … [Read more...]

All Access Survey

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Hello! We love getting to know you all through this blog and we hope that it serves you and your lives and ministries well. That's why we want to hear from you. We want to know what you like about the blog and what you want to see less of. We also want to know a little bit more about who reads our blog and what your interests are. We created a quick survey—only 10 questions—to find out a little … [Read more...]

The Friends of Jesus Excerpt

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Once Mary Magdalene was known for her sin. After meeting Jesus, who healed her and invited her to follow Him, she was recognized for her deep devotion to Him. In the Holman Christian Standard Bible, the word devote describes God’s own affection (see Deut. 7:7; 10:15), encouragement to follow God with one’s whole heart (see 1 Kings 8:61; Matt. 6:24), those who committed themselves to good (see … [Read more...]

Lessons from Living Proof Live | Cincinnati


A Woman of Substance - The Understudy What does the city of Cincinnati, Ohio and the ancient town of Shunem have in common? A woman of substance. In Shunem, one woman. In Cincinnati, close to 10,000 - all gathering at the US Bank Arena for the Living Proof Live this past weekend. If you love a good story you may also love the stage. Perhaps you love the drama of watching a narrative … [Read more...]

We Love Wednesday


Here are links to some things we're loving this week. We love the hand lettering on this site. This print is one of our favorites. We know a few foster parents and so appreciate their willingness to invite children into their lives for unknown periods of time. We love this article on fostering as a single woman. We love Ellie Holcomb (we may have mentioned that before) and we love this … [Read more...]