Calling All New and Soon-to-Be Brides!

Would you like to kick off 2015 strengthening your marriage?

Do you want to invest in yourself and your husband so that your marriage is still thriving at your twenty-fifth and even fiftieth anniversary?

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Join me, Jennifer O. White, for the inaugural study of my new book, Prayers for New Brides: Putting on God’s Armor After the Wedding Dress.  For three short weeks, we will explore the incredible gift of God’s Word and practice using it as the Sword of the Spirit to strengthen and defend our sacred unions.

I am a veteran of one failed marriage and one saved by God’s leadership. I’ve stumbled into the spiritual battle unarmed more than once. Today, I know Jesus as the savior and sustainer of marriages. I am excited to share with you from my own experiences how you can …

  • Trust God’s authority
  • Apply His perfect counsel to your life and your marriage
  • Maintain constant communication with the marriage Creator and Savior

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Days to Remember: The Pilgrims

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“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia” (1 Pet. 1:1).

These “strangers” to whom Peter wrote his two epistles were actually “pilgrims.” He used the same Greek word (parepidemos) in 1 Peter 2:11: “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts.” The word means a resident foreigner, and its only other New Testament usage is in Hebrews 11:13, speaking of the ancient patriarchs, who “confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”

DTR_Pilgrims3We give honor on Thanksgiving Day to the American “pilgrims,” as they called themselves (thinking of these very verses), who left their homelands in order better to serve God in a foreign land. The “pilgrims” to whom Peter was writing likewise had been “scattered abroad” for their faith (note Acts 8:4).

For that matter, every born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is really just a pilgrim here on earth, ambassadors for Christ in a foreign land. “For our conversation is in heaven” (Phil. 3:20). That is, we are citizens of heaven (the Greek word translated “conversation” in this verse is politeuma, meaning “a community” or “citizenship”), and are here only for a time to serve our Lord until He calls us home.

While we are here, we may endure many trials and sorrows, just as did those Massachusetts pilgrims, but He nevertheless supplies our needs — just as He did for them — and we ought to abound in thanksgiving, as they did. Continue Reading →

Time With The Family: An Unexpected Blessing

time_with_family_an_unexpected_blessingStarting a new job… When did you do that last? Was it something you liked? Something you knew how to do already? Or were you like me, diving head-first into a new and unfamiliar world, not sure if you would even be up for the task?

Yes I admit, I had no idea what I was doing eight months ago when I joined the team at New Leaf Publishing Group. All I knew was that I needed this. I was desperate. I was working in a miserable place with so many angry people and I was becoming one of them.

After nearly 15 years in the same industry, my income was nowhere near enough to support my family and I hadn’t been to church in more years than I could hold my head up to admit… I had stopped leaning on God and we all know how well that works. Needless to say, you could almost see control of my life slipping through my fingers and I knew something had to change but I just couldn’t figure out how to get back to God.

Sadly, when I came here, my gratitude for the opportunity was so heavily shadowed by my fears that I just couldn’t see anything else. I’d never done this before.  What if I couldn’t do the job? What if I couldn’t play the part? I looked around at these people who prayed together and went to Bible study and were leaders in their churches and I couldn’t see how I could possibly represent this place. But God truly is amazing… Continue Reading →

Finding Time to Pray

Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion PierceWe live in a busy world full of distractions. It seems there are never enough hours in the day. Often times those distractions keep us from studying God’s Word. However, there is always a way to spend daily time with God, even if it’s only a few minutes at a time.

Now it only takes five minutes a day to grow in your faith.

This week we’re offering Mornings & Evenings as our digital special for only $5.99. 

Written by Charles Spurgeon, this collection is written to be easily understood and to reveal scriptural insights that can be quickly studied. Do one a day for a full two-year study or do two a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, as Spurgeon originally had designed them for a year’s worth of devotions.

A prolific author and pastor, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) remains a respected and influential source of inspiration and study. His classic collection of devotions for morning and evening remain a beloved treasure of wisdom and teaching for Christians.

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