When My Mother Became Annie’s Mom
A Tribute to a Woman’s Great Love
May 8, 2022
“A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” For Mother’s Day, Jon Bloom obeys this verse and honors his mother’s beautiful love for the least of these.
Behold the Man Upon the Cross
Apr 15, 2022
Why do Christians call this Friday, of all Fridays, good? Because we would have no good apart from the horrors of the cross.
The Joy of God in Us
Why the Spirit Produces Happiness
Apr 1, 2022
Why is the Holy Spirit so often connected to joy in Scripture? Because he is the Joy at the center of reality.
Some Kindness Stings
Why Love Uses Hard Words
Mar 25, 2022
The most loving people do not delight in wounding others, but they are willing to, for the sake of real healing. They know that soft words can sometimes be cruel, and hard words kind.
The Strange Sounds of Praise
A Sufferer’s Introduction to the Psalms
Mar 14, 2022
Why do we love the psalms? In part because we know, deep down, that real worship sometimes means weeping.
Will I Trust God?
Simple Prayer in a Desperate Moment
Mar 3, 2022
The power of a man who believed, in the face of the humanly impossible, has had a ripple effect that will touch every soul in heaven. Will you, like him, trust God?
What Does a Faith Crisis Feel Like?
Feb 25, 2022
For some Christians, common doubts build up over time to produce a serious faith crisis. How can we care for those who feel lost in the storm?
What Does ‘Deconstruction’ Even Mean?
Feb 15, 2022
What some voices today mean by “deconstruction” is not what the word has meant — and it’s not what it means for all. So what does it mean?
The Light We Need to See
How Christ Dispels Spiritual Darkness
Feb 6, 2022
The Light of the World shows us the way we should go, reveals what’s true about our spiritual surroundings, and gives us spiritual life.
When God Interrupts Our Productivity
Jan 27, 2022
Distractions take us away from more important work. Interruptions can be fresh callings from God. How do we tell the difference?
Parable of an Unhealthy Soul
Why ‘Faith’ Dies Without Action
Jan 16, 2022
If the continual and costly effort of holiness feels like the enemy of our faith in Jesus, then it may not be Jesus we’re following.
A Father’s Good Pleasure
Jan 5, 2022
A father has the distinct and rare gift of giving good gifts to his children because God loves to give good gifts to his.
He Is, He Was, He Will Be
Adoring the Alpha and Omega
Dec 24, 2021
Who is this baby born in Bethlehem? He is Alpha and Omega. He is the beginning and the end. He is the great I Am.
Our Tongues (and Fingers) of Fire
What Words Reveal About Us
Dec 16, 2021
Some wear their hearts on their sleeve — but we all wear our hearts in our words. If you want to know the condition of your own heart, listen carefully to what you say.
Labor to Give (or Take) No Offense
Dec 2, 2021
The world and the church have been deeply fractured by controversies of various kinds, which makes now as good a time as ever to stand apart by our love for one another.
When Darkness Veils His Lovely Face
Nov 20, 2021
We store up God’s word in our hearts now, so that when the unthinkable happens and our lives begin to crumble, we still have somewhere safe to stand.
The Hardest Word to Obey
Nov 14, 2021
Love the Lord your God, and love your neighbor as yourself. Could any two commands be simpler and more beautiful, and yet so difficult to practice?
Laziness Ruins Happiness
What Makes Diligence a Virtue
Nov 4, 2021
Diligence is not just about our self-discipline, our self-esteem, or our self-satisfaction. Diligence is about our joy in God.
Bible Memory Brings Reality to Life
Oct 22, 2021
For many, Bible memory conjures up feelings of futility, fear, and past failure, but Bible memory is about so much more.
Can Anything Mend Our Conflict?
How Cynicism Dies in a Divided Church
Oct 16, 2021
Many of us today need to learn what love means, and looks like, when we’re faced with a difficult, complex issue.
Lord, Where Is Your Faithfulness?
How the Faithful Sing in Crisis
Sep 23, 2021
In crisis moments, when we begin to doubt God and his promises, we discover just how precious psalms of lament can be.
Devote Yourself to Faithfulness
How to Cultivate a Quiet Virtue
Sep 13, 2021
To cultivate a life of faithfulness, we should follow David’s instruction to trust in the Lord, do good, and befriend faithfulness.
You Can’t Fake What You Love
How a Sentence Exposed and Delighted Me
Sep 5, 2021
Pleasures never lie. We can lie about what we love, but what we love is what we love. Our pleasures always tell the truth.
Weakness May Be Your Greatest Strength
Aug 19, 2021
If you want to know what talents God entrusted to you, look not only to your strengths, but to your weaknesses. Your greatest limitation may be your greatest gift.
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