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The Reference Desk | Why We Tithe

Has God ever repeatedly stepped on your toes about something until you finally surrendered and obeyed? You know, just a little prick in your heart that wouldn’t stop? Maybe it […] The post … more

Firefighters Warn: Never Leave Water Bottles Sitting in a Hot Car

With summer rapidly approaching, firefighters are warning people to never leave clear plastic water bottles in a hot car. It seems like the opposite thing you would hear as temperatures heat … more

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is coming up soon on Sunday, June 20, and you’re probably looking for a gift for the man who has taught, encouraged, and shaped you into the woman […] The post Father’s … more

2021 Summer Prayer Guide

Raise your hand if you’re ready for summer! Bring on the long days filled with beach trips, picnics, and iced tea on front porches. But with the relaxed pace, how […] The post 2021 Summer … more

MARKED | Mary Wiley

Are you looking for a new book to read? Listen in as Kelly and Elizabeth talk with Mary Wiley about what they are currently reading, what’s on their to-be-read pile, […] The post MARKED | … more

5 Tips for Creating a Sunny Summer List + Our Printable Summer Check List

Ah, summer! The delightful time of sunshine, swimming, snow cones, and sandcastles. My husband, Michael, and I love to make summer exciting for our three kids. As a stay at […] The post 5 … more

The Community-Building Effect of Mission Trips

I knew it was more than just face paint. Northern Illinois July heat beaming down on my T-shirt-clad back, I painted another butterfly on the cheek of an elementary schooler. I smiled, and we talked … more

HomeLife Family Time Calendar and Scripture Art | June 2021

Free downloads from our friends at HomeLife. Just click the links or images below to download and print! The post HomeLife Family Time Calendar and Scripture Art | June 2021 appeared first on … more

Bible Texts to Encourage Women in Leadership + Free Downloads

Leaders, you’re not alone. We know ministry can sometimes be as difficult as it is rewarding, and right now we need women’s ministry more than ever! So if you’re feeling […] The post … more

MARKED | Julie Woodruff

Today on the MARKED podcast, Kelly and Elizabeth talk to Julie Woodruff, Groups and Women’s Minister at Longhollow Baptist Church, all about event planning and why “when women come together … more

5 Ways to Help Your Child Prepare for Camp

If you have kids or teenagers in your life, you know firsthand how much their lives were impacted by the complexities and pressures of the last year. Many of us […] The post 5 Ways to Help … more

Crying as a Spiritual Discipline May Change How You See the World

(RNS) Early in seminary, I had a startling realization: I hadn’t cried in years. While this isn’t particularly unusual — sadly, it’s all too normative — it struck me as … more

“Jesus Can Do Nothing. Jesus Is Nothing”: Muslim Vows to Kill Herself on Live Christian Broadcast if Jesus Doesn’t Stop Her

Padina is what you would call your “model Muslim.” The young Iranian woman was born and raised on the Quran—studying and memorizing its scripture every day before school. She … more

How the Church Can Help with Mental Health

I’ve always believed and taught that God uses our pain to help others. I’ve seen that to be true over and over in my life—and in the lives of those in our Saddleback family. Much of … more

Joint effort aims to get Bible in all languages

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) – Mart Green has a vision that everyone in the world will have the Bible in their own heart language in the next 12 years. Green, founder and CEO of Mardel Christian & … more

Translation app leaves eternal impact

DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – A simple furniture purchase turned into a life-changing experience for two men visiting Pastor James Merritt this past weekend. Merritt, pastor of Cross Pointe Church in … more

Saddleback's Kay Warren: Church is 'vital' to combating mental health crisis

As the pandemic has resulted in increased anxiety and depressive disorder among Americans, Saddleback Church co-founder Kay Warren says the Church can play a unique role in caring for those with … more

When Fear Gets in the Way of Your Relationships

Relationships are at the heart of every effective ministry. Whether they are with your spouse, your family, your staff, your church, or your community, you can’t lead well without having good … more

Send Relief, churches reaching out in love on the border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – Pastor Olber Roblero lives four miles from the U.S. border with Mexico. He can see the fence from his living room window. Roblero spends his days giving out shoes, … more

An Inviting Easter Weekend

The two-legged creatures sprinted randomly, torn by the lure of pony rides, a petting zoo, Easter eggs, bounce house and rock wall, trampoline jumps, face-paintings and cotton candy. Which way to … more
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