The True Story of Maria Fearing, a Missionary Who Shared Christ’s Love With Children in Africa

K.A. Ellis | June 6th 2023

The following text is the full biography featured in the back of our new children’s book exploring the inspirational story of Maria Fearing’s life. It is part of our Do Great Things for God series, a collection of beautifully illustrated biographies written to excite young children about the great things they can do for God.... continue reading

“Whatever Is Lovely”: Why It Is Important to Think About Beautiful Things

Carolyn Lacey | June 1st 2023

God has made a world full of beauty, and while it is true that parts of it have been spoiled by sin, there is so much beauty that remains if we will take the time to look for it. The problem is, we often don’t. It is easier to focus on the negative—what went wrong in our day, what someone said that was unkind, a difficult relationship; disappointments, discouragements and regrets.... continue reading

Use Your Words Wisely

Carolyn Lacey | May 30th 2023

The first step in cultivating wise speech is by prayer. We also know that the best way of becoming wise is to saturate ourselves in God’s word. However, some practical tips can also help. What about in our moment-by-moment interactions? How can we train ourselves to say the right thing when difficult conversations take us by surprise? Or when we disagree with something a friend or co-worker says? ... continue reading

Summer Reads Recommendations

Bethany McIlrath | May 25th 2023

God can use what we're reading over the summer – not just to grow us in Him, but to point others to Him! Here are a few more recommendations for your summer reading list:... continue reading

To Be a Man Means... What, Exactly?

Matt Fuller | May 23rd 2023

“To be a man means...” No, really. Try to finish the sentence before you read any further. Don’t feel awkward if you’re uncertain what to say—most people struggle. It’s actually pretty difficult, isn’t it?... continue reading

Talking To Our Children about Gender and Gender Identity

Ed Drew | May 18th 2023

A friend of mine recently preached on gender. He found that all the parents wanted their teenagers in the sermons. When it comes to gender, we know that things have moved fast and we need help.... continue reading

What to Do When Your Child Feels Insecure

Ed Drew | May 16th 2023

The problem for our children is that it is very easy for them (as it is for their parents) to listen to the wrong another. Even those from the most secure, loving homes suddenly feel shaken over the smallest issue. They are left insecure by things that may sound trivial to us but are so, so important to them.... continue reading

How the Church Is a Hospital

Jen Oshman | May 11th 2023

It has been said, “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” I think the quote originates from a Dear Abby syndicated column. It’s a striking word picture as it calls to mind images of people who are unwell but want to get better—people who acknowledge their sickness, are humbled by it, and have placed themselves in the hands of others who might help them.... continue reading

Christian Quotes for Encouragement in Parenting

Abigail Talbott | May 4th 2023

It can be easy to fall into discouragement as parents, especially when we believe the lies that we’re enough. Praise God that he knows that we aren’t! We have everything we need in him, and not within ourselves. He’s given us his word to guide and shape us, his Spirit to strengthen us, and experienced brothers and sisters to offer encouragement and biblical wisdom.... continue reading

Count Yourself Calm: Look Inside and Learn the Story Behind the Book

Bethany McIlrath | May 2nd 2023

Beautifully illustrated and empathetically written, Count Yourself Calm walks children through a calming activity that focuses their attention on God and helps them to manage their emotions. Read on to learn the story behind this unique resource and to peek inside.... continue reading

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