“Desperate times call for desperate measures.” Whoever coined that phrase must have been a parent. If they weren’t, surely they had a window into our home during one of those harrowing moments usually striking between the time school lets out and the time heads hit the pillow. If we’re honest, much of our parenting is a reaction to the messes and mistakes our children are making all around us. … [Read more...]

Join us next this morning for a fun online party celebrating the launch of Karen Kingsbury's new Bible study, The Family of Jesus! WHO: You, your girlfriends, your family members—anyone! WHAT: A webcast to celebrate the launch of Karen Kingsbury's new Bible study, The Family of Jesus! We'll have special guests (including Pam Tebow, mom of former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow), fun giveaways, and … [Read more...]

July Family Time Calendar Psalm 91:17 Scripture Art Ephesians 5:15 Scripture Art 1 Corinthians 2:15 Scripture Art … [Read more...]

Let's turn up the volume on a couple of 4th of July BBQ sides! Sidle up these dishes next to your perfectly grilled burgers and barbecue chicken for a spread to remember (and enjoy). Watermelon Cucumber Salad Serves 6-8 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar 4-6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 seedless watermelon, diced (about … [Read more...]

Sharon’s letter grabbed my attention. She loved my books—couldn’t put them down. But she had never opened a Bible. “I can’t get into it,” she told me. And suddenly I knew what God was calling me to do. Sure I could introduce people to God through fiction, I could give them Scripture and lessons rooted in God’s word and I could speak to them through the backdoor of their hearts. But how was I … [Read more...]

While your women's group goes through Beth Moore's new study on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Children of the Day, consider having the girls in your church do Faithful One. Faithful One is an eight-session resource that will lead girls through an in-depth study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. They will examine biblical context and a multitude of spiritual truths in these letters from the Apostle … [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 is a quote from Beth Moore’s new Sacred Secrets Bible study. Here’s a free sample of the study! Facebook Art Pinterest and Instagram Art … [Read more...]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9 (ESV) Followers of Jesus are especially affected by and dependent on relationships with one another. Our adoption as children of God automatically grafts us into the network of horizontal connections known as the body of Christ, the church (see John 15). Yet these relationships—even those within the church and … [Read more...]

People give me a hard time because I have friends all over the place. I don’t say that to make myself sound awesome, but just to say that I have a broad group of friends. I’ve lived in six states and I have been so blessed to have amazing friends in each of the places I’ve lived, but my greatest challenge right now is distance. My best friend Jennifer had her second baby earlier this year and I … [Read more...]

Priscilla Shirer chats with Candace Cameron Bure (you may remember her as D.J. Tanner from the sitcom Full House) about family, fitness, faith, and how to balance it all! Catch the episode all month long at 12 p.m. CST, 6 p.m. CST, and 10 p.m. CST every Tuesday and Thursday in June. More information about The Chat with Priscilla…  What is The Chat with Priscilla? The Chat with Priscilla is a … [Read more...]