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Why Churches Should Give Gifted Women a Chance
Current Happenings

rom her several decades of experience in women’s ministries and in seminary classrooms, Alice Mathews has gained an appreciation for the gifts godly women offer the church. In Gender Roles and the People of God: Rethinking What We Were Taught about Men and Women in the Church, the former professor and academic dean at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (and longtime cohost of the radio program Discover the Word) calls on church leaders to welcome women into leadership roles....

Chili Cheese Corn Muffins
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

1 ¾ cups self-rising cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup seeded and chopped jalapeno peppers

1 and ½ cups whole milk

¾ cup butter, melted

2 large eggs


I’ve preheated our oven to 400 degrees and prepared my muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Now I’m going to take a large bowl and combine one and ¾ cup cornmeal with a cup of flour, a fourth cup of sugar and a fourth cup of seeded and chopped jalapeno peppers.

In a separate bowl, we’ll...

5 Things Christians Should Know About Depression and Anxiety
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Depression and anxiety tend to be some of those touchy subjects that are tough to tackle from a Christian perspective.

It’s not complicated just because the illnesses themselves are so complex, manifesting themselves in myriad ways, but also because perspectives about mental disorders vary greatly throughout the Church.

This isn’t to paint the Church with broad strokes. Incorrect beliefs about mental illness are pervasive throughout our culture. However, some of the “church-y”...

Hope for America’s Opioid Epidemic
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The man in front of me is almost dead. His lips are blue. He isn’t breathing. His eyes are half open and still. His arms fall limply off the stretcher, and he doesn’t flinch as needles are threaded into his veins and his clothes are stripped away. His wife is wailing in the doorway.

His pulse—a barely palpable flutter beneath my fingertips—is the only indication that something might be done. We have only a few seconds to act before the faint, fast rhythm slips away entirely and he is...

Author Chat: Jane Kirkpatrick
Author/Musician Interview

Tell us a little about your newest book, All She Left Behind. 

It’s a book I’ve been thinking about for twenty years. Jennie is so little known, in part because her husband was so prominent, but she made a difference in her own right. She wanted to be a doctor but it was a long journey of overcoming challenges before she hung out her shingle, working with women and children.

 

Why did you decide to write about the life of Jennie Pickett? 

When I learned that she was one of the...

Cinnamon Cream Coffee Cake
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


2 cans of crescent rolls

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sugar

2 egg yolks

2 (8 ounce) packages softened cream cheese

topping:

½ cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup chopped nuts


We’ll begin by rolling out one can of crescent rolls on a cookie sheet. Then we’ll combine one teaspoon of vanilla, a cup of sugar and two egg yolks with two 8 ounce packages of cream cheese.

We’ll spoon this filling over the crescent roll dough and then layer a second sheet of crescent rolls over the filling, making sure to...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com


Tips for Growing Great Kids #187
Parents Place

by Cheri Fuller


Use acrylic paints, sponges cut in shapes, and paintbrushes to paint old T-shirts and give them a new look.




Cheri Fuller is a gifted speaker and award-winning author of over 45 books—including her newest, Dangerous Prayer: Discovering Your Amazing Story in the Eternal Story of God (Barbour Books). Having been awarded the Gold Medallion for her coauthored book and twice the Silver Medallion, Cheri’s works have sold well over one million copies and impacted people both in the U.S. and around the world. Order Dangerous Prayer from www.amazon.com.



Inspirational Quote

Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.

Sam Storms

How to Actually Be More Humble
Current Happenings

Humility is hard.

Maybe the single most difficult thing Christ expects of us followers. That’s never been more true than it is now. Pride flourishes these days. We dress it up like it’s an indispensable accessory to a successful life in the internet age. Ambition, we call it. Or taking a stand. Or perhaps self-defense.

Call it whatever, humility is in short supply. We’re walloping the world around us with pride-laced speech and action, often at the behest of our most influential leaders....


Prayer for the Day

Father, hear my sighs and groans as I turn all my longings toward you. 


Inspirational Quote

“A Christian should be an Alleluia from head to foot” 

― Augustine of Hippo

An Interview with Matthew S. Harmon
Author/Musician Interview

What are the questions you should ask every time you read the Bible so that you can understand what you’re reading and apply the Scripture passage’s lessons to your everyday life?

Bible Gateway interviewed Matthew S. Harmon (@DocHarmon) about his book, Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible (Crossway, 2017).

Why is reading the Bible—something so important to the Christian life—so hard sometimes?

Matthew S. Harmon: I think there...


Inspirational Quote

The physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength to the believer.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Sausage and Cornbread Pie
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


1 pound pork sausage

1 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes, undrained

1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, undrained

1 cup yellow cornmeal

2/3 cup self-rising flour

2/3 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

¼ cup vegetable oil

We’ll begin my browning a pound of pork sausage with a chopped onion. Once the sausage and onions are browned we’ll drain off the fat and add a can of tomatoes, a can...


Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

“A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.” 

― Mother Teresa

We Must Speak Out: Christian Leaders on Charlottesville
Current Happenings

This weekend, hundreds of Alt-Right white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Va., to hold a “Unite the Right”. Their stated goal was to protest the removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park. Their rally, which consisted of neo-Nazis, heavily-armed militia members and KKK members, also consisted of openly racist chants, Nazi flags and calls for white supremacy.

One counter protestor was killed and more than a dozen others injured when one of the white supremacists...


Inspirational Quote

“The secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is.” 

― Ann Voskamp 

Author Chat: Ann Gabhart
Author/Musician Interview

Title of your most recent book: These Healing Hills


Who is the book primarily for? Readers who enjoy historical stories with some romance thrown in.

What do you love to write and what inspired you to start?

I love to write all kinds of stories. I like coming up with characters who feel like family and then dropping them down into situations. Sometimes those are actual historical events and sometimes merely personal challenges in their lives. I’ve even written a few mysteries. I began...

Belonging Is About More Than Biology
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Adoption stands incomplete until that moment when your child adopts you back. He calls you Mom not because it’s your name, but because he’s naming who you’ve become to him. When she’s with you, whether you’re crossing a street hand in hand or she’s jumping into your arms in the pool, her trust is evident.

Relational reciprocity is more than a mere exchange or the returning of a favor. Philosophers talk about reciprocal altruism, where you give what you expect another to give you...


Inspirational Quote

Happiness is untested delight. Joy is delight tested.

Jack Hyles


Prayer for the Day

Lord, I choose praise. I choose to celebrate the victory that is in process rather than to wallow in sorrow and declare defeat. 

For Trevin Wax, The Writerly Life Is Its Own Reward
Current Happenings

When Trevin Wax was preparing to graduate from his doctoral program, he still wasn’t quite sure how to sum up his next step. As part of its #iamgoingmarketing campaign, Southeastern Seminary had provided Wax and his fellow graduates with circular signs containing big, capital letters that read “I AM GOING TO” followed by a long blank space—an invitation to share their post-graduation plans with the world.

He watched as the other members of his cohort took Sharpies in hand...


Inspirational Quote

It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.

A. B. Simpson


Prayer for the Day

Lord, I am helpless in this area of my life: ____________. I need your empowering grace, healing and health. We are inadequate, but you are more than adequate. We are weak but you are strong! Hallelujah! 


Prayer for the Day

Father, direct my steps. I am desperately dependent on your leading. 


Prayer for the Day

Jesus, enable me to express your self-giving love to those you have put in my world. Show me ways to love extravagantly, seeking no benefits for myself. 


Prayer for the Day

Jesus, I set my heart to seek you. Anything else is a lowered bar of expectation. I want you. 


Inspirational Quote

While other worldviews lead us to sit in the midst of life’s joys, foreseeing the coming sorrows, Christianity empowers its people to sit in the midst of this world’s sorrows, tasting the coming joy.

Timothy Keller


Prayer for the Day

Father, in my famine, you are still Lord. Let me famine serve your purposes. 

MercyMe - Shake (Official Music Video)
Video of the Day

Enjoy MercyMe's "Shake," from the album "Welcome To The New." 


Prayer for the Day

Thank you, Lord, that though we go through many trials in this life, you will sustain and comfort the brokenhearted. You hear us when we call to you for help and are eternally faithful. To him who was and is and is to come, I praise your name. 

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