unwrapping the names of Jesus

Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: Reviews and Appearances

It has been such an honor and so humbling to see how God has been getting Unwrapping the Names of Jesus into the hands and hearts of readers and families around the world. What a privilege to serve the kingdom in this way, by helping people adore the true King and find joy in Jesus!     Here are some of …

The Best Way to Celebrate Christmas

As a child, the one thing I wanted to find under the Christmas tree was a book. Preferably, lots of books. Growing up on the Romanian mission field, there weren’t many books in English to be found, and I had a hard time entering worlds painted with Romanian words. Finding an English book on someone’s shelf was like meeting a …

When Risky Obedience Leads to Abundant Blessings

Have you ever felt God call you to do something risky and wondered if it’s worth it?  In today’s Bible Study Moment video, I’m sharing with you some insight into the story where Jesus turns water into wine (John 2:1-11) based on my recent study of the text with the Simply Bible Study community. Basically, if you’re unfamiliar with the …

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The One Thing Missing from Online Relationships

“I’m lonely.” Those words spilled from her mouth almost as a whispered confession. The pregnant pause on the line told me she questioned the validity of those words as soon as they left her mouth. We live in an age of hyper-connectivity, where any one of us is a mere click away from a “like,” “tweet,” or “favorite,” but there’s …

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A Free Spiritual Growth Assessment, Just For You

I stared at her, incredulous. She was lying to my face. Here was my cherub of a child, telling me a bold-faced lie without so much as squirming. And the worst part? I saw myself in her. Not only does my three-year-old Carissa look like my mini-me, apparently she also struggles with some of the same besetting sins as I …