An Invitation to Join Our Support Team + Limited Time Thank You Gift

Are you looking for a way to serve God in your everyday—an opportunity to grow God’s kingdom from the comfort of your living room? What if there was a way for you to play an integral role in an exciting new ministry without changing out of your pj’s or putting makeup on? Would you be interested? If so, grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat a while. I’m still in my pj’s too. So don’t worry about fixing yourself up for this conversation. If we’ve never met before, my name is Sarah Koontz, and I’m sure we have a…

7 Ways to Pray that Will Help Fight Depression | By Andrew Jewell

It’s one of those days when you hear that familiar growl coming from over your shoulder. You sense its red eyes boring into the back of your head and feel its hot breath against your neck…the black dog of depression is back! We’ve called depression many different names over the years—black dog, monster, beast, black cloud, or even the devil himself. Whatever we call it, depression is real. It does not matter how strong your faith or how close you walk with God, when that black dog shows up, it’s tempting to retreat in fear. My personal battle with the…

Yearly Bible Reading Plans: All You Need to Know to Start Today!

This time last year, I decided to start a yearly Bible reading plan. I honestly didn’t think I was capable of sticking with it. But I wanted so badly to read my Bible in a year. So I tossed my fears aside and gave it a try! And, to my absolute astonishment, I completed my yearly Bible reading plan with a few days to spare. This is not to say I didn’t have lots of detours, distractions, and disappointments to overcome along the way. Because I did. The first month, I was nearly perfect in my execution. Every day, like…

Three Ways to Build Enduring Hope in God | By Chioma Oparadike

Have you ever experienced a season full of such difficulty and discouragement, you struggled to remember the good times? Struggled to find God’s goodness in the midst of all your worries, heartache, and pain? When we are in that dark place, it’s easy to lose sight of God’s promises. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace. -Rom. 15:13 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. -Lam. 3:21 This light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory. -1 Cor. 4:17 And even when we do reach out for these promises, they…

7 Lies Christian Women Believe about Bible Study

  Are you a Christian woman longing for more of God in your daily life, yet inexplicably stuck in a spiritual desert, struggling to find your way back to the Living Waters? I’m here to say, you are not alone! Sadly, I wasted far too many years of my life wandering in a spiritual desert. Somewhere along the journey, I had lost my desire to pray. To open my Bible. To attend church. And when I (occasionally) did these things, it all felt so forced. Dry. Dusty. Desert-like. And then, of course, I would rationalize the guilt away… I’m just…

A Biblical 5-Step Process for Giving Advice

At the beginning of last year I resolved to curb my nasty habit of offering unsolicited advice. Unfortunately, I’ve got decades of experience giving unwanted advice, so it wasn’t easy to wean myself off. If you have a problem, I have a solution. It’s how my brain works.  I know people often call men “fixers”, but don’t let the stereotype fool you. Some women (ahem…me) are born fixers also. The quandary with my advice-giving addiction is that it often has a negative impact on my relationships. Why? Because no one likes a serial-advice-giver. A need is not always an invitation.…

Why Jesus Didn’t Exempt Himself from Suffering | by Liz Petruzzi

Jesus wept. –John 11:35 God of the Universe. Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. The Great I AM. These are just a few of the words used to describe God. Yet, even in all His glory, God didn’t exempt Himself from suffering. In the person of Jesus, God became man. Humble, lowly, vulnerable. Jesus Christ knew how it felt to be… Rejected. Betrayed. Scared. Ridiculed. Humiliated. Abused. Jesus experienced both love and loss during his time on earth. He was rejected by his own brothers and betrayed by his closest friends. Jesus was God in flesh, yet He…

Fight Victoriously! Winning Strategies for Christian Women – VIDEO

The final chapters of Ephesians contain the Bible’s most comprehensive teaching on marriage and family followed by a strong warning to beware of the invisible battle. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” Satan and his demons exist in opposition to God and his angels. The ultimate battle of good versus evil rages to this day (Rev 20:10) and our world is ravaged by this invisible conflict. But if we can’t see it, how do we…

A Christian Girl’s Guide to Restful Living – VIDEO

Because of underlying health issues, my body craves rest and often demands it. This used to frustrate me to no end. It made me feel weak, less-than, incapable, a burden to others. I would push through all of the signs of fatigue, striving to be the person I thought everyone needed me to be. I denied my body, soul, and spirit of the rest it was yearning for and I found myself in a tailspin. The need to be needed, to be valuable, to be somebody drove me beyond myself. It pushed me to say yes when I should have said…

A Christian Woman’s Top 10 Secrets for Healthful Living – VIDEO

Healthy is a synergistic concept that requires body, soul, and spirit to accomplish. It is a filter that you use to make each and every decision in your life. It is something you work towards and rarely ever achieve, but your efforts are never in vain. Each healthy choice you make will improve the quality of your life and bring you one step closer to being the woman God created you to be. Many people who promote healthy lifestyles only focus on the physical body but I have discovered that there is so much more to healthful living than just…