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Tips for Teens Grappling with Bible Passages

Alison Mitchell | July 13, 2023

It sounds obvious when you say it, but the Bible authors wrote their books with a particular purpose in mind. They weren’t just scribbling down random things that popped into their heads. We know that, because they often tell us what their aim is.... continue reading

What Happens to Little Ones When They Die?

Dan and Anna Martin | July 4, 2023

There is no chapter of the Bible that tackles this specific question: what happens to little ones when they die? Consequently we readily acknowledge that some biblically faithful Christians will draw different conclusions to those we share below. We believe that Jesus keeps little ones safe with him when they die. But our ultimate rest is not in our own reasoning or our own answers; it’s in our knowledge that God is always good, and that he will do what is right.... continue reading

Is My Suffering Just a Tool to God?

Liz Carter | June 15, 2023

Have you ever been led to feel as though your pain is just a tool to God? Perhaps others have praised the fruit of any difficult times you have experienced, but your battle-scars are left unacknowledged and untended in the light of the good they have brought about. Maybe, you think, you shouldn’t mind them as much as you do. ... continue reading

The True Story of Amy Carmichael, A Missionary Who Shared Christ’s Love with Hundreds of Women and Children in Asia

Hunter Beless | June 8, 2023

The following text is the full biography featured in the back of our new children’s book exploring the inspirational story of Amy Carmichael’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

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

K.A. Ellis | June 6, 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 1, 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 30, 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

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

Matt Fuller | May 23, 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 18, 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

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

Bethany McIlrath | May 2, 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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