Let Not Food Destroy the Body
Laying Aside the Weight of Preferences
Jan 11, 2020
God has given food an unusual power to bring people together — and to drive them apart. Beware of letting your preferences rob you of love.
Exercise for More of God
Five Reasons to Train Your Body
May 16, 2019
Exercise to steward your body. Exercise to serve others. Exercise to think clearly. Exercise to evangelize. Exercise to delight yourself in God.
When Our Children Are Wounded
Six Reminders for Mothers
Apr 16, 2019
When our children are wounded, we often want to pity our kids, criticize the wrongdoer, or harbor bitterness. Here are six better ways forward.
Raising a Family Far from Home
Sep 14, 2018
If God has taken you far from family for his name’s sake, he plans to give you the family you need through your local church.
Restore the Sweetness to Your Marriage
Apr 24, 2018
Sweetness in marriage doesn’t just happen. It takes intentionality, discipline, and patience. Here are five practical ways to pursue it together.
Invite Someone to Sunday Lunch
Jan 4, 2018
The dinner table has a way of breaking down barriers between people. As we sip our coffee and eat our pie, we share about life and faith in Christ.
God Loves Ministry No One Else Sees
Dec 13, 2017
God rejoices in sea creatures and rare flowers that no one but him will ever see. He delights even more in children who serve him gladly in unseen ways.
Give Your Teenager to God
Oct 26, 2017
Our children’s growing independence should not lead us to fear, but to trust. Even when our kids step out of our reach, they never step out of God’s.
Mothering in a World of Better Moms
Sep 13, 2017
Our righteousness and rest do not come from providing our children with the most nutritious meals or the best education. They come from Christ.
Should I Be Friends with My Ex?
Jul 11, 2017
The best place to go after a breakup is not Netflix or cookie dough, but the word of God.
Get Outside Yourself in Suffering
Jun 22, 2017
Suffering tempts us to throw pity parties as we navel gaze. But Jesus calls us to love others in our hurt.
Ready to Commit, Slow to Compare
A Recipe for Real Community
May 17, 2017
Church communities look different for every group of believers. But what never changes is our desperate need for one another.
How Much Do You Love Chocolate?
Apr 5, 2017
God filled the world with good things. Satan would love to use them to keep you from joy in Jesus. Don’t rob God’s gift of their real joy in him.
Say ‘Thank You’ to Someone Today
Feb 9, 2017
If gratefulness rises up in our hearts, but never spills out of our mouths, we are only experiencing the beginnings of real joy.
Happily Ever After
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Jan 24, 2017
These short devotionals by John Piper, Francis Chan, and others are designed to shape, challenge, and inspire your own vision of marriage and God.
Depressed and Thankful
Six Ways to Find Joy
Nov 19, 2016
We cannot manipulate our hearts to escape depression. We put our hope in God’s help — and one of the strongest weapons he gives is gratitude.
Rescued from the Sea of Self
Oct 17, 2016
Are you lost in a sea of self-absorption, or are you pushing against the grain to see how God is at work in others’ lives around you?
God Fills Our Lives with Trials
Sep 7, 2016
The test of faith is not whether we experience trials, but how we respond to them.
Singleness Is Not a Problem to Be Solved
Aug 2, 2016
If you want to make the most of singleness, even while you long to be married, here are a few practical points I learned in my own season of waiting.
The Light at the End of the Spiral
Jun 16, 2016
Many Christians simply join the chorus of conservative America, moaning about the disintegration of our society. Christians have a greater hope, and a higher calling.
Submission Is a Mark of Maturity
May 23, 2016
How we respond to difficult decisions made by the leadership over us is a test of Christian maturity.
In Defense of Date Night
Feb 16, 2016
Your dates don’t have to look like the Joneses, but don’t go to the other extreme and forget about them altogether.
The Danger of Theological Pride
Jan 25, 2016
Theological pride lurks behind many of the strong convictions we have. Convictions are a good thing, assuming we’re conveying them to others in a loving manner.
The Pride in Our Holiday Stress
Dec 16, 2015
The Christmas season brings some of the busiest days of the year, and the stress often brings out the worst in us. Here are four ways to battle pride over the holidays.
Five Ways Children Will Change the World
Oct 22, 2015
The American Dream teaches us to settle for a child or two, so that we can focus on other more important opportunities in life. One of the best ways to change the world, though, is to have and raise kids. With these little ones, we can pass on truths and passions that will shape and affect society.