Fear is natural. Faith is supernatural. When we don't understand and can't overcome, we react in fear. It's a natural response of humanity. Our fear may paralyze us in depression or indecision. Or our fear may motivate us to unwise actions. When we turn to God, and when we trust in Him, we react in faith. It's a supernatural gift of faith. Our faith can provide perseverance to hold on. Or our … [Read more...]

Excerpt from The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle. Dr. Seuss once said, "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." And that's nice and all. But then you get married and reality isn't always that great because maybe somebody snores or is kind of weird about "staying within the household budget," and your dreams … [Read more...]

On January 17, 2001, I sat in my car while rain beat down on the windows and I considered what a dear friend had explained to me about salvation earlier that evening. I turned off my windshield wipers and my headlights and sat completely still, watching what was in front of me disappear as the rain obscured my view. It wasn't until very recently I realized that even that was the Lord … [Read more...]

Beth LaFarge knows tragedy too well. She experienced both the crushing blow of her husband's cancer diagnosis (from which he was later healed) and later his sudden and very tragic death. In this heart-wrenching post, Beth shares her story. She also shares ways that women can help others in crisis along with practical steps she took to seek healing. Beth, you’ve experienced quite the journey. … [Read more...]

Have you ever heard a friend say, “Oh, I can’t do lunch today. I’m fasting”? I know I have, and it always leaves me slightly puzzled. Not puzzled because they’re fasting, but puzzled that they told me. Fasting is one of the best-kept secrets of the Christian life. So, why are we talking about something that’s supposed to be a secret? I had a hard time taking on this blog post because seasons of … [Read more...]

We are so excited to announce the creation of a social media launch team for Beth Moore's next Bible study, Children of the Day! In this study (releasing May 1) Beth will lead women on a journey to explore the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. We'd love your help in getting the word out about this Bible study through your social media channels (like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, blogs, … [Read more...]

In honor of true love, we have a little giveaway for you! Take a look at these prints from French Press Mornings. Leave us a comment letting us know your favorite "love verse" from the Bible, and we will randomly choose one of you to receive the French Press Mornings print of your choice! Amy Jacobs is a marketing strategist for the magazine and young adult ministries of LifeWay. … [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! Today’s free art features a quote from Priscilla Shirer's Bible study, Gideon. Click here for a free sample! Facebook Art Pinterest or Instagram Art … [Read more...]

Leadership is largely about influence—no matter your role. We asked Kathy Ferguson Litton, a consultant for the North American Mission Board, to give us her recommendation of books that leaders should absolutely have on their bookshelves. We hope these eight books will lead you to an even greater understanding of your influence. #1 Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders This was the first … [Read more...]

Dinner and a movie is a great go-to date for so many couples, but why not shake things up a bit and make your dates even more interesting? Here are five fun date ideas from author/blogger Carrie Starr. 1. The Photo Bombers Act like tourists in your hometown or nearby city. Head to the most popular destinations where people are bound to be taking photos—statues, fountains, museums, art … [Read more...]