The Battle Plan for Prayer | Giveaway!

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I ran a half marathon once, and it was awful. Well, that's an exaggeration. Crossing the finish line was the best feeling in the world. Setting a goal, training for months, and seeing the results of my hard work was well worth it. But friends, it was really hard. Training was long and frustrating and it took over my entire life. I would get up on Saturday mornings and go for a run. Two. … [Read more...]

Becoming a Prayer Warrior | Giveaway!

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Update: Congratulations to our winner for this giveaway, Emily G! Can we take a moment for some honesty? Prayer can be hard. Sometimes it feels like all I do is ask and never receive. Sometimes it feels like all I do is talk and never see any change. Sometimes it feels like all I do is listen and never hear. Are you with me, friend? Do you long to know what it looks to be a … [Read more...]

Audacious | Beth Moore’s New Book Trailer is Here!

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We have good news for you! But first, a quick recap. In case you missed it: 1) Beth Moore is releasing a new book! It is called Audacious, and it will be out in November 2015. 2) The book is available for pre-release exclusively to Living Proof Simulcast participants! To learn more about that opportunity, click here and here. All caught up? Are you as excited as we are? We hope … [Read more...]

1 Step to Change Your Perspective + a Giveaway

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I’m a super grateful person. ...Let me try that again. I say “thank you” a lot. Unfortunately those two aren’t always the same thing. Sure, I mean it when I thank someone for handing me coffee, helping me with a project, or holding open a door. But I don’t dwell on it. I don’t take time to genuinely be grateful for small acts of kindness, hot cups of coffee, or gut-busting laughter … [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...]

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...]

We Love Wednesday

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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...]

War Room Excerpt

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“So if I asked you what your prayer life was like, would you say that it was hot or cold?” ~Miss Clara, WAR ROOM Perhaps the most common understanding of prayer in the life of a believer is communication with God. We talk and He listens. He speaks and we heed. At least that is how it should work, right? Many times that communication is reduced to nothing more than a list of requests begged of … [Read more...]

Book Notes | The Secrets Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

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Each month, you’ll hear from one of us what we’re reading and a little bit about the book. Enjoy! A few of us have read The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. About the Book: Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field … [Read more...]

Seamless Online Summer Study

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Welcome! We are excited about studying the complete story of Scripture with you this summer! We can't wait to hear what God teaches you through His Word and the words of Angie in Seamless. Here’s how this will work: Each week, you’ll come here and watch the video with Angie Smith. The videos are about 5-10 minutes long and have some fresh insight from Angie. She will lead us through … [Read more...]