All Resources by Noël Piper

How We See Christmas Symbols

John Piper and Noël Piper
We want our Christmas decorating and festivities to be as explicitly Christ-centered and Christ-exalting as possible.
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Hidden Treasures Thrift Store

Noël Piper
Hidden treasures, that’s what my boys and I were looking for back in the days when we made our Christmas shopping rounds—first to Savers and Salvation Army Thrift Shops, then to the liquidation store nearby, then if we still hadn’t…
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Piper in Kenya

Noël Piper
In March, I went to visit Kenya. I kissed my husband goodbye and left him at home. Or so I thought. But when I got to Kenya, I found him all over the place. At Moffatt Bible College in Kijabe…
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Finally! A Blossom in the Desert

Noël Piper
I emailed a friend last week. Miriam Rockness, who edited this book, earlier wrote the book that introduced me to Lilias Trotter, A Passion for the Impossible. I was so inspired by her story that I included it in…
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“Behold, It Was Very Good.” But Now?

Noël Piper
Noel Piper writes about how her trip to Kenya changed the way she thinks about caring for creation.
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How I Fight Bossiness

Noël Piper
One my my continual needs for self-control comes from being the oldest of 10 children and then 35+ years of mothering. I feel very comfortable telling people what to do, speaking as if I know what’s best. Others call it…
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The Tradition of the Pastors Conference Speakers Dinner

Noël Piper
The pastors’ conference has become a tradition in the Piper family. Back in the days when the conference was small enough to be held in the Bethlehem church building, the sons who were homeschooled loved to hang out there. It…
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Talitha Interviews the Rebelution Guys

Noël Piper
When we knew Alex and Brett Harris would be in town for the DG Pastors’ Conference, we wanted to catch them for an interview. Who better to interview two popular young bloggers than another young person? The guys were…
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So You Want to Be a Writer?

Noël Piper
I got a letter recently from someone who hopes to be a writer. She says I get so frustrated with myself because even as I am typing, I think, "What am I doing?  I can't write!" I would like to…
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I Almost Died

Noël Piper
So far, the landmark Something-Zero birthdays—20, 30, 40—have been no big deal for me. But this year, I beg the kindness of my older and wiser friends, because I’d been moping a few months about the birthday due before the…
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Another Reason to Give Thanks

Noël Piper
At the Piper house, on special occasion days, the women do most or all the food preparation and set-up, so the men wash the dishes. Now there’s a great reason to give thanks!
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Recipe for Thanks-giving

Noël Piper
What turns the 4th Thursday of November into Thanksgiving? Turkey? I know one family who doesn’t like turkey. Their traditional Thanksgiving meal is Vietnamese carryout. But whatever our food traditions, is that all there is? Not if we plan real
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Most of All Jesus Loves You (Tract)

Noël Piper
This tract is adapted from the bedtime book for preschoolers that tells the great truth that of all people who love a child, Jesus loves him or her most! It's wonderful to have parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, and uncles…
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On Father's Day 2007

Noël Piper
I haven’t been able to phone my dad on Father’s Day for more than 15 years. But I remember him today. And as years pass, the things that were hard seem smaller and the strong roots of my father’s life…
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Ruth Bell Graham

Noël Piper
On my “mentors” shelf sit books by Edith Schaeffer, Ann Ortlund, Gail MacDonald, Elisabeth Elliot, and Ruth Graham. I never met Ruth Bell Graham in person. But I spent time with her through her writing. She expressed a winsome, seemingly…
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Cameroon Impressions

Noël Piper
If you can’t walk, even with crutches, and you don’t have a wheelchair, will you stay home? Or will you find some way—any way—to get to the market and to church? How will you move without a chair? In…
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He died? Oh no!

Noël Piper
In 1929, young Elsie Viren was the efficient, capable new secretary to the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. By the time we Pipers arrived 51 years later in 1980, her days were filled with teaching Sunday school, visiting the church’s…
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Holy Week at the Pipers’

Noël Piper
A Month of Preparation for Easter Ordinarily at the Piper house, we begin looking toward Easter near the beginning of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. That was February 21 this year. During the season, we have special devotional readings…
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Lenten Lights

Noël Piper
Eight biblical devotions to read in preparation for Easter.
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Not a Curse, but a Blessing

Noël Piper
If you were born with a disability or know someone who was, imagine being born in a village where that is considered to be a shameful curse from the spirits—something to hide or get rid of. In January, I was…
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Forgiveness, Forbearance, and Fertilizer

Noël Piper
What my husband said last Sunday at the end of a sermon on forgiveness and forebearance in marriage Picture your marriage as a grassy field. You enter it at the beginning full of hope and joy. You look out into…
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If the Lord Wills...

Noël Piper
I returned recently from 10 days in Cameroon, West Africa. A team of 14 was sent by Bethlehem Baptist, with the help of Joni and Friends, to distribute 100 wheelchairs through one disabilities ministry in Yaounde and one in Bamenda…
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What I Learned by Being My Mother's Daughter

Noël Piper
George Travie Henry and Pamela Brown Carpenter Daddy was one of nine, mother an only child. They met in Norfolk, Mother's city, when Daddy was in the Navy. They were married in 1946 and in 1950 moved to Georgia, Daddy's…
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Sarah Edwards: Jonathan's Home and Haven

Noël Piper
In this message Noel Piper tells the story of Jonathan Edwards’ better half: his home-builder, his encourager, his spiritual companion, Sarah Edwards.
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