With all our life hacks, kitchen hacks, and travel hacks, we often try to hack our spiritual lives, too. But as Richard J. Foster reminds us in Sanctuary of the Soul—free this month on Faithlife Ebooks—we can’t hack, program, or microwave our spiritual and devotional growth. (more…)
By Matthew Elliot
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” (Matt 22:36)
An “expert in religious law,” backed up by the Pharisees, poses this seemingly innocent question to Jesus in an attempt to trap him. Will he agree that some laws are greater than others? Jesus’ answer thwarts their expectations and overturns their religiosity: [Read more…]
By Trillia Newbell
The other morning I woke up while my children were still sleeping and began to pray. I started thinking about my identity. Who am I? As I settled into my prayer time, I began to rejoice at the thought that I am a mother. It is part of who I am. To my children, it is my name: Mom. [Read more…]
Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States, a day when millions of Christians join together to pray for our country.
May 2 is national Days of Remembrance, an annual day to remember the six million Jews murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators in the Holocaust.
The Ten Boom family of Haarlem, Netherlands, hid, fed, and cared for Jews during World War 2 in their home above their father’s watchmaker shop. Eventually, the entire family was arrested and sent to concentration camps. Only Corrie ten Boom survived. [Read more…]
We’re approaching wedding season—full of June brides, scenic destinations, and as many gift cards and blenders as one heart could desire.
Yet as Matt Chandler points out in this excerpt from The Mingling of Souls (which happens to be May’s free book), weddings aren’t about the setting, the gifts, or even the bride and groom. [Read more…]
By Jess Holland and Matthew Boffey
On Saturday, they rested. But early Sunday morning, the women leaped into action. Motivated by love, they gathered spices and perfumes to honor the body of Jesus. Little did they know that Sunday morning marked a new day in human history.
God chose a small group of women to share the greatest news of all time. Why? [Read more…]
This week we pause to remember Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and for many of us, that means attending special church services.
Many—if not most—churches have Good Friday services in addition to special Easter gatherings, but some churches also meet on Maundy Thursday. [Read more…]