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Sparrow in the spring

Birds of the Bible

These harbingers of spring also play an important role in Scripture.

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Prayers for spring

4 New Prayers for Spring

How to welcome the season of renewed hope and lifted spirits.

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Celebrating women of the Bible

Celebrating the Women of the Bible

Women in Scripture who inspire us through acts of courage, love and faith.

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Give up your cell phone for Lent

Why You Should Give Up Your Cellphone for Lent

In those phone-less hours you may find more ways to see God in the everydayness of life.

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New ways to give up something for Lent

4 New Ways to Give Up Something for Lent

We often give up a food or some pleasure. But there are other ways to prayerfully observe this time before Easter.

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Decluttering as Part of Your Lenten Spiritual Practice

Decluttering as Part of Your Lenten Spiritual Practice

The Lenten season isn’t just about giving up food and drink. It can also be a time for decluttering your mind and heart.

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Reading the Bible

Pick a Word a Day During Lent

A different way to deepen your faith in the 40 days leading up to Easter.

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7 Ways to Fast According to the Bible

What the Bible says about the history and purpose of fasting.

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Senior woman doing a crossword puzzle

Prayers for an Elderly Mom

When it comes to death, an aging parent requests that it be a “direct flight.”

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Prayers for Fasting During Lent

Prayers for Fasting During Lent

No matter what kind of fast you observe, here are prayers to guide you through the experience.

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Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Marian Anderson

Guideposts Classics: Marian Anderson on the Power of Faith

In this story from March 1954, contralto Marian Anderson shares how she came to doubt her great gifts as a singer, only to see her love for music restored by prayer.

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Coping with life's challenges

How to Respond When Life Isn’t as It ‘Should’ Be

Do those irritating or sorrowful paths lead you closer to God? 

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