When we think of communication, we often think about expressing ourselves—our thoughts, our feelings, our emotions. But listening is an equally important tool when it comes to effective communication. Do you recognize these types of listening patterns? Assuming Alice can finish all your sentences, assuming she knows what you think and feel. She does not hear when you offer new or different … [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 Mary Kassian’s Bible study Conversation Peace. Here’s a free sample of the study! Facebook Art Pinterest and Instagram Art … [Read more...]

For those of us who have been believers for years, or even most of our lives, we are familiar with the ways of Christianity. And while walking with the Lord isn't always easy, we know the steps we need to take. But for women who are new to God's Word and His ways, Christianity can feel like a foreign language—confusing and overwhelming at times. If you know anyone who has recently become a … [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 Priscilla Shirer’s new Breathe Bible study. Here’s a free sample of the study! Facebook Art Pinterest and Instagram Art … [Read more...]

We are so excited to announce the social media launch team for Kelly Minter's new Bible study, What Love Is!  In this study (releasing November 1) Kelly will lead women to explore the letters of 1, 2 & 3 John. 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, etc.). Does this sounds … [Read more...]

Taking time for your nearest and dearest isn’t always easy. Life is busy and seems to be getting busier. You work a full day, play with the kids, desire to rest for a moment, and then the next thing you know, you and your significant other are both asleep. There are sporting events, church functions, and much more that take up your time — many of which are good things. Busyness can be … [Read more...]

One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, … [Read more...]

Kelly Minter discusses details about her new book, Wherever the River Runs, as well as her hope for all those who read it. LifeWay Women: What was your inspiration for writing this book? Kelly Minter: A man named John Paculabo (president of then-Kingsway Music, now Integrity) invited some of his artists to the Amazon to see the work of a ministry he was involved in there. I instantly fell in … [Read more...]

When I saw the video of Ray Rice, the recently fired 200-pound running back for the Baltimore Ravens, knock his fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator, I felt sick to my stomach. “This is brutal,” I said out loud in my empty office to everyone and to no one. After Rice struck his fiancée, Janay (who is now his wife), he left her lying on the elevator floor unconscious for … [Read more...]

The Sabbath day was both an opportunity for the children of Israel to have some margin that would enhance their enjoyment of their new life and an exercise in showing a heightened respect for Yahweh. But they didn’t appreciate the gift. Israel likely felt about the same as we do about taking a space of time to simply appreciate God. By the time of the New Testament, it got worse. The religious … [Read more...]