2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

Empowered to conquer fear (a meditation on how God enables us to live in faith instead of fear)

…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. ~2 Timothy 1:7 Several years ago a friend, Kevin, and I took a trip out west—7 days, 6 nights, 6 different hotels, and over three thousand miles in a car. One of our stops was Zion National Park in… Continue reading Empowered to conquer fear (a meditation on how God enables us to live in faith instead of fear)

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Good Reads 07.08.15 (on music, killing fear, how you think about God, and more)

On killing fear and anxiety: The Woods, Swords, and Foxes by Andrea Burke (click here for more) In some ways, I’m reminded of the old Cherokee legend — the wolf I feed is the one that wins the fight. Except within me are not two wolves. Anxiety is the ravenous wolf, and the wolf needs… Continue reading Good Reads 07.08.15 (on music, killing fear, how you think about God, and more)

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Good Reads 05.13.15 (on parenting, the future, bible reading, and more)

Here is a collection of good reads over this past week from different blogs: On parenting: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones by Kim Ransleben (click here) There are moments as a parent when you realize you’ve done a lot less clapping for your kids than you have disciplining them for sin. It can feel… Continue reading Good Reads 05.13.15 (on parenting, the future, bible reading, and more)

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Good Reads May 6, 2015 (on: enjoying Bible reading, God’s plan for your life, dying well, and more)

Here is a collection of good reads from other blogs and websites collected over this past week. Enjoy! On Bible reading: How to Read the Bible and Enjoy it by Michael Hyatt (click here) Even if you are not a Christian—or don’t consider yourself a spiritually-inclined person—the Bible is worth reading. Without question, it has… Continue reading Good Reads May 6, 2015 (on: enjoying Bible reading, God’s plan for your life, dying well, and more)

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Good Reads 04.29.15 (on: our witness and work, the things that concern us, and more)

Here are some links to some good reads collected from other blogs this past week: On being a Christian witness at work: How to Build a Faithful Witness at Work by Joshua Whetstein (click here) We spend half of our awake life working. Let that sink in. Most of us spend more time with those… Continue reading Good Reads 04.29.15 (on: our witness and work, the things that concern us, and more)

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Good Reads 04.15.15 (on: fear, sexuality, children and church, and more)

Here is a collection of links to good reads gathered over this past week: Help Me Face Today by Amanda Knoke http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/help-me-face-today What did the temptation to fear look like for the One who identified with us in every way, yet was without sin? With the cross before him and complete separation from his Father,… Continue reading Good Reads 04.15.15 (on: fear, sexuality, children and church, and more)