As you gear up for your fall Bible study season, here are five new Bible studies we recommend considering for your next group! #1 | Children of the Day by Beth Moore Join Beth Moore and walk the shores of Thessalonica with this verse-by-verse Bible study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. During this nine week study, you'll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not … [Read more...]

“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...]

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...]

“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...]

It's confession time. I didn't go to the gym this morning. It wasn't because I suddenly decided that working out was no longer beneficial, nor was it because I had something else pressing that I had to do. I didn't go because I didn't feel like going. And such is life. Most of us live in a "feelings driven" culture. We eat, work on, and participate in that which we feel like; and we don't … [Read more...]