Lent

Lent prepares us for Easter by asking us to do the very thing Jesus did for us--sacrifice something of ourselves.
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Power of Prayer

10 Bible Verses to Banish Fear

Fear hits all of us–but here is Scripture to help you get beyond it, to something better.

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Prayer Stories

10 Questions to Consider During Lent

God wants us to examine ourselves and meditate on Him, His Word and His plan for our lives.

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How to Pray

An Artful Journey Through Lent

Discover the Lenten sketchbooks of Paul Soupiset and have a prayer focus for each day.

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How to Pray

40 Days to Simplify Your Soul

A Lenten reader "that invites both the soul and the body to a holy retooling."

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Positive Living

A Time for Dancing | Guideposts

Before the penitential season of Lent begins, let's cut a rug a la Fred Astaire.

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Devotional writer, Julia Attaway
Daily Devotions

The Shape of God's Grace

Julia Attaway examines the symbolism of Ash Wednesday

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Bible Resources

What’s the One Thing You Should Give Up for Lent this Year?

Author Margaret Feinberg shares why giving something up isn't as important as laying hold of Jesus. 

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5 Things to Take Up This Lent
Power of Prayer

5 Things to Take Up This Lent

Lent doesn’t always mean forbidding ourselves pleasure; it can be an opportunity to seek the pleasure of God’s love and presence.

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During her son’s battle with drugs, Sharron read Jeremiah 30 and 31 every day.
Addiction and Recovery

A Year Without

It wasn’t until she gave up sweets that she understood her son’s struggle with addiction.

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Angels

Little Brown Feathers

She was a dog-lover and didn't own a bird, so where did they come from?

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