discipleship is about becoming more like Jesus

The Best Back-to-School Invitation: Just for You!

I sat across from her as she shared about her coursework for the fall. Excitement flashed in her eyes as we talked syllabi, homework, assignments, and credits. This dear friend, old enough to be my mother, is entering her second year of graduate studies, and her enthusiasm is palpable. But as I walked the aisles of superstores, taking in the back-to-school displays rife …

The July Prayer Calendar

We’re continuing our series on The Inner Life of Powerful Prayer, and I’ve got to say that this month’s design is one of my favorites. Each month my husband designs a unique printable calendar for you to use as prayer lists, to-do lists, or grocery lists. They’re a great reminder to always be in a spirit of prayer as we go about …

we can only hear God's voice once we quiet the noise around us.

What to Do When Heaven Is Silent

The plane hit turbulence as she perched precariously on the potty. “Mama? Mama?! Mama!” she yelped, as she clutched my arms tighter. “I’m right here, sweetie,” I said. The tiny airplane lavatory hardly fit one person under best circumstances and rough winds sent us both rocking against the walls. I squatted down to face her, but even the sight of me inches …

31 Bible Verses to Strengthen Your Prayer Life

Looking for verses to inspire you toward a deeper life of prayer? That’s what today’s article is all about.   As we’ve journeyed so far into the Inner Life of Powerful Prayer, we’ve talked about asking the Spirit of God to be our Teacher and How to Pray When You Don’t Know Where to Start. Now it’s time to take …