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Oh The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus - Audrey Assad
Video of the Day

From "Inheritance," featuring Fernando Ortega. Enjoy! 


Inspirational Quote

Anything big enough to occupy our minds is big enough to hang a prayer on. 

George MacDonald

The Most Dangerous Thing Luther Did
Current Happenings

At the very beginning of the Reformation, the only Bible available was the Latin Vulgate, the Bible Jerome had produced in Latin in A.D. 380. It included both a translation of the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament, plus Tobit, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, Baruch, some additions to the Book of Daniel, and 1 and 2 Maccabees.

This was not a book the general public was familiar with. It was not a book most individuals or families could own. There were pulpit...

Lecrae’s ‘All Things Work Together’
Current Happenings

Late last month, Columbia Records released All Things Work Together, the latest offering from Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae. Popular among young evangelicals for putting theologically sound rhymes over catchy and well-composed beats, Lecrae has been working to move toward a more mainstream audience over the past few years. That work paid off when, in 2016, he signed a distribution deal with a major record label, Columbia Records.

This is Lecrae’s first album on Columbia, and he...

Italian Chickpea Bread Casserole
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Rachel Randolph


Ingredients

½ pound chickpeas, soaked or 2 cans drained and rinsed

16 oz crushed tomatoes w/ basil

2 c. veggie broth or water

1 t. coconut or brown sugar

1 t. balsamic vinegar

2 T. dried minced onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups small tomatoes, whole (I used 8-9 campari tomatoes ) or 16 oz of canned whole tomatoes

8 pieces of bread, (I used Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain bread)

Olive Oil for brushing bread

Salt & Pepper


Optional Garnish of Caramelized Balsamic Onions

1 onion, sliced

1 T. Olive Oil

1 T....



Rachel Randolph is co-author of We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook and Nourished (Zondervan, 2013, 2015) with her mom Becky Johnson. She lives near Dallas with her husband Jared and their toddler, Jackson.

Shocking their meat-lovin’ families, the couple decided to give up meat, dairy, and eggs in 2010. Rachel’s passion for cooking ignited as she set out to make vegan food taste delicious. She and Becky share a food blog (www.welaughwecrywecook.com), where vegans and omnivores are both welcome at the table, and laughter and love are the key ingredients to every dish. Previously, Rachel founded RedCouch PR where she helped authors promote their books. Rachel also blogs at The Nourished Mama: www.thenourishedmama.com.

 



Inspirational Quote

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

Henry Ward Beecher


Prayer for the Day

Oh Father! Let me walk in your presence. Let me live my life face-to-face with you, knowing you so intimately that just a look can communicate. 

God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Current Happenings

As psychiatrist Curt Thompson has written, “To be human is to be vulnerable.” Suffering disinters vulnerability, illuminating a feature of our humanity we’d often rather ignore.

Some of us are forced to confront our vulnerability when tragedy strikes, when natural disasters hit, or when relationships crumble. For me, vulnerability crept up from within my own flesh and bone. Nearly nine years ago I became ill with a disease that would come to dominate my adult life. Everything turned out...

Tips for Growing Great Kids #195
Parents Place

by Cheri Fuller


Set up a balance beam for your child to walk on in the backyard grass. Use two concrete blocks on each end and a long two-by-four block of wood.




Cheri Fuller is a gifted speaker and award-winning author of over 45 books—including her newest, Dangerous Prayer: Discovering Your Amazing Story in the Eternal Story of God (Barbour Books). Having been awarded the Gold Medallion for her coauthored book and twice the Silver Medallion, Cheri’s works have sold well over one million copies and impacted people both in the U.S. and around the world. Order Dangerous Prayer from www.amazon.com.


Your Love Defends Me // Matt Maher
Video of the Day

Your Love Defends Me from Matt Maher, featuring Drew Greenway. Enjoy!

Penne Pasta with Roasted Veggies and Mariana Sauce
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


1 Vidalia onion, peeled and sliced into strips

1 red pepper (washed, cored, and sliced into strips)

1 yellow pepper (washed, cored, and sliced into strips)

1 green pepper (washed, cored, and sliced into strips)

Fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 box Penne Pasta

2 Cups Store bought Mariana sauce

½ cup grated Monterey Jack

½ cup grated mozzarella

2 cups frozen peas, thawed

1 cup grated Parmesan

2 tablespoons butter

¼ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


I’ve gotten us started by prepping our peppers.  I’ve...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

Trust God for your current life circumstances and believe that He has called you this day to be courageous.

Beth Moore

How to Grieve With People Who Are Suffering
Current Happenings

Have you ever felt unsure of what to do as you watched a friend grieve a loved-one? My wife recently lost a cousin in a tragic car accident.

Almost five years ago, four days before my wedding, my mom was also killed in a tragic accident. This was the second funeral I attended since mom’s, and each time I found myself at a loss for what to do.

You would think it would come easy for me, since I know what grief is like. But it’s almost as if because I know what it’s like, I find myself more...


Prayer for the Day

Father, in your written Word you have shown us the way to salvation through faith in your Son Jesus Christ. You have given us love letters that reveal your heart and guide our lives. Thank you for the inspired Word of God, more precious than silver or gold!

Sweet & Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Rachel Randolph


Ingredients

Drizzle of Olive Oil
½ red onion, diced
1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
4 cloves of garlic, diced or minced
½ cup baked sweet potato, mashed
2 cups of baked butternut squash, mashed
4 tbs white wine (divided)
2 cups veggie stock
1-3 cups water
Salt to taste
2 pieces of candied ginger (optional)
Garnish suggestions: croutons, tortilla chips, cilantro, sour cream (regular or non-dairy)

Directions

Heat olive oil on medium heat in a...



Rachel Randolph is co-author of We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook and Nourished (Zondervan, 2013, 2015) with her mom Becky Johnson. She lives near Dallas with her husband Jared and their toddler, Jackson.

Shocking their meat-lovin’ families, the couple decided to give up meat, dairy, and eggs in 2010. Rachel’s passion for cooking ignited as she set out to make vegan food taste delicious. She and Becky share a food blog (www.welaughwecrywecook.com), where vegans and omnivores are both welcome at the table, and laughter and love are the key ingredients to every dish. Previously, Rachel founded RedCouch PR where she helped authors promote their books. Rachel also blogs at The Nourished Mama: www.thenourishedmama.com.

 



Inspirational Quote

e not miserable about what may happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father, who cares for you today, will care for you tomorrow. 

Francis de Sales

Tips for Growing Great Kids #196
Parents Place

by Cheri Fuller


Give your child a collection of fat, fuzzy, bright-colored pipe cleaners. She can mold and shape the pipe cleaners to make animals, people, shapes, or anything her imagination dreams up.




Cheri Fuller is a gifted speaker and award-winning author of over 45 books—including her newest, Dangerous Prayer: Discovering Your Amazing Story in the Eternal Story of God (Barbour Books). Having been awarded the Gold Medallion for her coauthored book and twice the Silver Medallion, Cheri’s works have sold well over one million copies and impacted people both in the U.S. and around the world. Order Dangerous Prayer from www.amazon.com.



Inspirational Quote

On days when life is difficult and I feel overwhelmed, as I do fairly often, it helps to remember in my prayers that all God requires of me is to trust Him and be His friend. I find I can do that. 

Bruce Larson


Prayer for the Day

Lord, teach me contentment. Thank you for what I have. 

Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Baptized in Hotel Pool Before Game
Current Happenings

Before their game against the Carolina Panthers this week, members of the Philadelphia Eagles gathered around their hotel’s pool, and prayed together as wide receiver Marcus Johnson was baptized.

Along with a picture, he tweeted, “First time being Baptized! Corporate Worship is a beautiful thing!! Cleansed & Reborn in JESUS name!! #WholeHeartedly”

Click through to continue reading. 

Heavenly Chocolate Cake
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


4 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 sticks butter, melted

4 tablespoons cocoa

1 and ½ cup self-rising flour

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups chopped pecans (optional)


Second layer: 2 cups small marshmallows


Icing:

1 box powdered sugar

4 tablespoons cocoa

½ stick butter, melted

½ cup Coffeemate vanilla creamer


We’ll begin by creaming four eggs with two cups of sugar. Then we’ll stir in 2 sticks melted butter, one and half cups flour, four tablespoons cocoa and 2 tsp. vanilla. Mix and pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish....



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. If every fret makes you lean more on the Beloved, it will be a benefit.

Charles Spurgeon

Why Can't We Disagree Well?
Current Happenings

Well, the debate about taking a knee just took an odd turn.

Last Sunday, after players at an Indianapolis Colts home game chose to kneel during the national anthem, Vice President Mike Pence decided to walk out of the game. On social media, President Trump signaled that, perhaps, this was a planned walkout designed to rebuke the players for their protest.

And so our country goes further into the rabbit hole of a debate over patriotism.

And we go further down the rabbit hole of missing the whole...


Inspirational Quote

Do not worry! Earthly goods deceive the human heart into believing that they give it security and freedom from worry. But in truth, they are what cause anxiety. The heart which clings to goods receives with them the choking burden of worry. Worry collects treasures, and treasures produce more worries. 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Prayer for the Day

Lord, lead my heart into fuller understanding so you can express your love through me. 


Prayer for the Day

Father, I know that you are not holding anything back. I think you that you are pouring out a tsunami of blessings. 


Prayer for the Day

Lord,I want my roots to grow deep in you and my faith to grow tall. Grant me the grace to keep trusting you and believing you can produce fruit from my life--even into old age. 


Prayer for the Day

Lord, in your mysterious, powerful ways, you send your angels around us to protect us in all our journeys through life. Thank you!

An Interview with Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach
Author/Musician Interview

Teen rebellion is seen as a cultural norm, but is it really? Or is it more that youthful rebellion is not properly understood, especially within the Christian environment?

Bible Gateway interviewed Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach (@LifeAsADare) about her book, Why I Didn’t Rebel: A Twenty-Two-Year-Old Explains Why She Stayed on the Straight and Narrow–and How Your Kids Can Too (Thomas Nelson, 2017).

Why is teenage rebellion against parents accepted to be normal?

Rebecca Gregoire...

Author Chat: Melody Carlson
Author/Musician Interview

Title of your most recent book:

The Christmas Blessing

Who is the book primarily for?

Readers of all ages, who want to read an uplifting Christmas story.

What do you love to write and what inspired you to start?

I mostly love to write fiction. Probably because I’m a storyteller at heart. My love of writing and the challenge of storytelling probably influenced me to get serious about my writing early on—and it’s probably the same thing that motivates me all these years and books...


Inspirational Quote

Anxiety and depression are invitations into Sabbath rest. When you are laid flat and there’s nothing you can do except beg for help, Jesus tends to meet you in that place.

Scott Sauls


Prayer for the Day

Father, to be honest, I'm not the best listener, and I often go in so many directions that I do all the talking and don't wait to hear what you have to say. Teach me to hear your voice, and grant me the faith to trust and obey. 


Prayer for the Day

Father, lead me in your ways, and teach me your commands. 


Inspirational Quote

Solitude is the garden for our hearts which yearn for love. It is the place where our aloneness can bear fruit. It is the home for our restless bodies and anxious minds.

Henri Nouwen 

Suicide, Mental Illness, and the Church: An Interview with Kay Warren
Current Happenings

Ed: When talking about mental health, I often think of Galatians 6:2: “Carry one another’s burdens.” I know we want to be a caring church, but I think a lot of churches don’t know how to be a carrying church. Why should we carry the burden of people who are living with mental illness or considering suicide?

Kay: The obvious reason is because Jesus cares about them and he walked alongside people in their most desperate times. When people were cast out by society, like the...

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