To work well in service to God also means to work as His people—as valued individuals and as a unified body of believers. Reading Nehemiah 3, we can’t help but notice the names of real, historical individuals recorded for us in Holy Scripture: each one was needed, and worthy to be written down for generations to read. But we must note as well the effect of all these names together, all these … [Read more...]

Ahh, Mother's Day. The official day of celebrating, honoring, and remembering the important women in our lives, from mothers to grandmothers to aunts to sisters. Each year I think about the women who have raised me—first and foremost, my Mom. She's pretty-much grace and kindness with skin. In the spirit of honoring the women who have taught us so much on Mother's Day, whether they be your mother … [Read more...]

But one of the Twelve, Thomas, was not with them when Jesus came..." (John 20:24). We have no record of where he was. We don't know if he was caught in the marketplace or lingering at home. We aren't privy to whether he was moments away or had decided not to join them at all. We only know that Thomas wasn't there to see the risen Jesus. All of us know the feeling of kicking yourself for … [Read more...]

Excerpted from Beth Moore's Children of the Day Bible study The Bible unfolds with an image of God walking among His people and draws to a close with Jesus, His risen Son, doing the same. Between those corresponding divine footprints, hundreds of times and in multiple ways, He bids man “come walk with Me.” To walk “before” Him, as so many verses word the concept, is to live continually God-aware. … [Read more...]

May Family Time Calendar 1 Corinthians 15:57 Hebrews 10:24 Psalm 62 Family Time Menu Item … [Read more...]

Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as she walks you through the truth of each verse of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In this study, you'll face crises, afflictions, relationships, doubts, concerns, and fears. Find encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns. Enjoy these few short clips from the Bible … [Read more...]

Scripture is clear about the husband's role in a marriage: "For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church." —Eph. 5:23 There's just no other way to slice it. God has called men to lead their families. But maybe you're finding yourself in a place in your own home where this is not the reality. Instead of your husband taking leadership for the spiritual health of … [Read more...]

What is your current, ongoing reminder that life here is temporal? I’ll tell you one of mine. The ringleader of that gregarious pack of thankful friends is battling brain cancer. Overlooking the severity of his illness would be easier without a six-inch scar on one side of his shaved head. He also happens to be hilarious enough to play the cancer card to get his way: “Hey, Beth, can you cut me a … [Read more...]

Ideas for dinner, ideas for decorating, ideas for how to organize your pantry—you can find an idea (or 800 ideas) for just about anything on Pinterest. I personally use Pinterest nearly every day; it's my search engine of choice. My Pinterest boards are loaded with everything from kale recipes, to various shades of gray paint, to shoes I’m saving money to eventually (maybe) purchase. Like … [Read more...]

by Kaye Hurta and Chris Adams Even if you personally have not experienced infertility, a large number of women in your church and throughout your community are struggling with this issue. Some women may eventually become pregnant, some may adopt, and others may never have children in their home. No matter the situation, we need to come alongside these hurting women and be the hands and feet of … [Read more...]