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When God Gives You an Overcrowded Christmas

When God Gives You an Overcrowded Christmas

Jon Bloom
For many, the last few days before Christmas are rarely peaceful. This is especially true for parents and pastors...
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Did Tolkien Waste His Life?

Did Tolkien Waste His Life?

Jon Bloom
There were imaginative flickers of Middle-earth in the precocious child, Ronald Tolkien. Enchanting English landscapes, a language invented with a young cousin for kicks, an awakening love of mythology, especially of the northern and Germanic variety, and a local doctor…
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The Reward of God’s Rebuke

The Reward of God’s Rebuke

Jon Bloom
What might Zechariah and Elizabeth have talked about after their friends left the naming ceremony where Zechariah had miraculously regained his speech?
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Enjoy Jesus’s Favorite Meal

Enjoy Jesus’s Favorite Meal

Jon Bloom
Jesus often has harvests for us where we least expect them. Be careful not to assume that the real harvest is up the road and where you are is merely a rest stop or a frustrating, delaying detour.
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Be an Advent Gift of Encouragement

Be an Advent Gift of Encouragement

Jon Bloom
Giving the gift of encouragement is not easy. It will likely add to our seasonal stress because it is spiritual warfare. If we’re going to encourage anyone else, we have to fight Satan and our own sin to do it.
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How to Fight Lukewarmness

How to Fight Lukewarmness

Jon Bloom
Lukewarmness is the dying of conviction. And conviction often dies the slow death of a thousand compromises. 
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Help to Increase Your Thanksgiving Appetite

Help to Increase Your Thanksgiving Appetite

Jon Bloom
Jon Blooms recommends a list of resources from Desiring God to help you cultivate true gratitude this Thanksgiving...
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Feasting on Thanksgiving

Feasting on Thanksgiving

Jon Bloom
In a week, most of us in the United States will gather as family and friends around a table and share in the lavish feast we call Thanksgiving...
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Beware the Mirror

Beware the Mirror

Jon Bloom
All of us sinners are Narcissistic to some degree. But the enchanting power that mirrors have over most of us is different from Narcissus. When we look into a mirror most of us are not captivated by our beauty, we are condemned by our defects.
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Lay Aside the Weight of “I’ll Never Change”

Lay Aside the Weight of “I’ll Never Change”

Jon Bloom
We all must come to terms with the way we are. The first is to cultivate contentment with who God designed us to be. The second is to lay aside the burdensome weight of the fatalistic resignation that we’ll never be any different than what we are.
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Advent: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Advent: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Jon Bloom
There’s nothing wrong with a little aesthetic, nostalgic Christmas romance. God made us sentimental beings to increase our enjoyment of and gratitude for his many past graces...
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God Is Merciful Not to Tell Us Everything

God Is Merciful Not to Tell Us Everything

Jon Bloom
God tells us enough to sustain us if we trust him, but often that does not feel like enough. We really think we would like to know more...
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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Jon Bloom
Here are a few November book recommendations (or maybe some Christmas gift ideas) to feed your brain. None are new, but all are important and nourishing.
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The Light Shines on All Hallows’ Eve

The Light Shines on All Hallows’ Eve

Jon Bloom
All Hallows’ Eve, which later also became Reformation Day, is a moment to celebrate and point to the Light that shines in the darkness of the world (John 1:4).
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What Is It About C.S. Lewis?

What Is It About C.S. Lewis?

Jon Bloom
What is it about C.S. Lewis that makes such a huge impact on so many of us? It’s not merely his brilliance or his ability to craft such lucid, poetic prose. There are many brilliant, wonderful writers. . . .
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Be Generous with Your Master’s Money

Be Generous with Your Master’s Money

Jon Bloom
Jesus once told his disciples an odd parable where he used a dishonest manager as an example of how we should be shrewd with our money. What did he mean?
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Be Ready to Answer Your Kids’ Questions About the Bible

Be Ready to Answer Your Kids’ Questions About the Bible

Jon Bloom
Kids are thinkers. They ask good and sometimes hard questions. Here are a few tips that might help you talk with your kids about the Bible . . .
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When God Feels Cruel

When God Feels Cruel

Jon Bloom
Doesn’t reading that anguished prayer of a godly man make you thankful? I love how honest the Bible is. The Bible just says it like it is, and sometimes just what it feels like.
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Wonder Why You’re Here

Wonder Why You’re Here

Jon Bloom
You are tempted to fill in a blank at the end of that sentence. You are ___. Most of what you might place in that blank are not worthy to be compared to the revealed glory that you are.
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Where Satan Will Attack You Today

Where Satan Will Attack You Today

Jon Bloom
You wonder why it’s so hard to find some peace of mind? Well, peace is hard to come by when you live in a warzone. And like it or not you are in a war.
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Pray for the Strength That God Supplies

Pray for the Strength That God Supplies

Jon Bloom
We weak people frequently need to pray for strength. It’s a necessary prayer, and it’s a God-honoring prayer because it recognizes the true source of our strength.
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Where Do Others Fit in Your Schedule?

Where Do Others Fit in Your Schedule?

Jon Bloom
“All of life is a medium for relationship,” says Matt Reagan. In some cultures in the world, this statement would seem so patently obvious that folks would look at you funny if you said it.
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Lay Aside the Weight of Irritability

Lay Aside the Weight of Irritability

Jon Bloom
Our irritability never has its roots in the soils of righteousness. It springs out of the soil of selfishness and springs up fast, like the sin-weed that it is.
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Why Your Happiness Is So Important to God

Why Your Happiness Is So Important to God

Jon Bloom
If you want to try your hand at stoicism, forget the Bible. It has little for you. Scripture does not support the idea that our motives are more pure the less we are pursuing our own interested happiness.
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