The Family: Together in God’s Presence
Jan 1, 1995
Practice, perseverance, and practical steps throughout the week can transform the presence of children in the worship service into the presence of joy.
Will You Cleave and Leave Your Man?
Letter to a Would-Be Adulteress
Jul 17, 2017
There are two ways for a woman to cleave in marriage: one clings to Christ, the other clings to self.
Eight Biblical Devotions to Prepare for Easter
Mar 29, 2007
Eight biblical devotions to read in preparation for Easter.
What Is Advent?
Dec 2, 2009
We are a people of promise. For centuries, God prepared people for the coming of his Son, our only hope for life. At Christmas we celebrate the fulfillment of the promises God made—that he would give a way to draw…
Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God
Jun 7, 2005
These are the stories of five ordinary women who trusted in their extraordinary God as he led them to do great things for his kingdom.
The Bride of the Reformation
Wibrandis Rosenblatt (1504–1564)
Oct 5, 2017
She was wife to four husbands, mother to eleven children, and disciple to one Lord who never left her side.
Holy Week at the Pipers’
Mar 30, 2007
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…
Sarah Edwards: Jonathan's Home and Haven
Desiring God 2003 National Conference
Oct 11, 2003
In this message Noel Piper tells the story of Jonathan Edwards’ better half: his home-builder, his encourager, his spiritual companion, Sarah Edwards.
Treasuring God in Our Traditions
Sep 16, 2003
This book presents the importance of passing along Christ-centered traditions and a Bible-saturated legacy in Christ to future generations.
She Sailed with Christ to China
Esther Nelson (1890–1974)
Nov 17, 2018
Esther Nelson could have chosen to get married. She could have chosen to be a mom. She could have chosen to settle down. Instead, she chose China.
When Grandma and Grandpa Don’t Celebrate Like We Do
Dec 23, 2014
You don’t want to cause disruption in the family, but you don’t want your children to be confused or hindered in their growing faith. You’re trying to help them understand as much about God as they can at whatever age they are...
Thinking About Santa
Dec 15, 2009
Over the years, we have chosen not to include Santa Claus in our Christmas stories and decorations. There are several reasons First, fairy tales are fun and we enjoy them, but we don’t ask our children to believe them. Second…
Thanksgiving: Gateway to the Holidays
Nov 27, 2014
Many nations have special days for giving thanks. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is always the fourth Thursday in November. Wherever we are in the world, there are at least two requirements for any sort of thanksgiving to happen…
How We See Christmas Symbols
Dec 1, 1981
We want our Christmas decorating and festivities to be as explicitly Christ-centered and Christ-exalting as possible.
So You Want to Be a Writer?
Jan 29, 2008
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…
What I Learned by Being My Mother's Daughter
Nov 21, 2006
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…
Looking Back: Advent Candles
Dec 7, 2009
Advent Candles probably are the most common Advent symbolism of looking back to the days of waiting for the Messiah God had promised Various helpful schemes of symbolism can be attached to Advent candles, their number, and color. But here…
Dec 13, 2009
Talitha: “Mom, I have a tiny disco ball to hang on the Jesus Tree!” Me: “Before you do that, you need to tell me how that disco ball relates to Jesus.” Talitha: “Mmm…well…Jesus is the light of the world…and he…
Looking Forward: Preparing to Meet Jesus Face to Face
Dec 10, 2009
Advent is a time of looking back, remembering the faithful people who were waiting for the salvation God had promised, as 1 Peter 1:10-12 tells us Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be…
The Sweet Providence of God in the Life of Our Four Sons
Nov 27, 2006
Noel Piper wonders what her sons' favorite childhood books have to do with their personalities.
Never in January
Oct 1, 2003
A year ago I set out to read the whole Bible. That's nothing new; I've begun to read the whole Bible every other year for about 28 years-emphasis on "begun." But with all the best intentions, I was never able…
Ruth Bell Graham
Jun 15, 2007
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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