Twelve Smooth Stones

What do you like to read? Are you tired of the same old boy-​​​​meets-​​​​girl scenario, where their meeting is ruinous, and you spend the rest of your time reading about what you already knew would happen? I did, so I wrote Twelve Smooth Stones. For […]

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How to Lead a Bible Study

Want to know how to lead a Bible study? Join one and follow the leader. That may not seem like what you had in mind — based on the title of this post — but it’s true. Jesus teaches us to follow first before leading. In […]

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The House of Duplicity

“A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living […]

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Get the NIV for Free by April 8!

The world’s most popular Bible translation, the NIV, is now available for free — but only for a limited time. Download the free Faithlife Study Bible by April 8, and you’ll get the NIV, along with the FSB’s several daily devotionals, three layers […]

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Becoming a Hope-​​Giver

I'm from a tiny little town in Southwestern Virginia. Living in a one-​​​​stoplight town that still has trouble picking up a local Christian Radio station, I grew up listening to country music and the year’s top 40s. I didn't even know Contemporary Christian music existed […]

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Lord, Flip this House

Do you live in a house that needs remodeling or redecorating? Does it seem dark and dingy? Are there projects you long to do — maybe knocking down a wall and letting the sunlight in? Or getting rid of dated, depressing colors and ugly furniture? […]

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