If youhave kids, friends, and/or pets, work a day job, orgot an A+ in Procrastination 101 you will benefit from the tools Jeanette Levellie has learned and used to write and publish hundreds of columns, stories, articles, and three books in her spare time. Unlike other time management programs, this unique approach helps you focus on your strengths and minimize your weaknesses to make the best use of your limited writing or other creative time. Hang out with Jeanette (and her zany artist son) as they share practical strategies and creative insights on managing your time. Learn to say no with confidence, delegate with grace, and find more time to play.
Prayers of repentance don't come easily for Christians today. Here are some suggestions to get you started. This prayer guide was written with the realization that all revivals are birthed through intercessory prayer. The prayer points focus on the promises in 2 Chron. 7:14 that deal with corporate repentance - prayers that will birth revival. Revival does not come without prayer.
Encourage the church to pray, help those who are new in faith develop their prayer life, and revitalize ministries with large prayer cards! Prayer card guides provide biblically based areas of prayer for specific needs or groups of people. Printed on both the front and back sides, they give numerous precise topics of prayer supported wit ... more
These Scripture memory cards are designed to accompany the Scripture memory course workbook Topical Memory System: Life Issues. Used in conjunction with the book, the cards will help you memorize Scripture. The twelve topics covered in Topical Memory System: Life Issues are common struggles we face in everyday life. As you meditate on Bible passages that relate to your most pressing questions and concerns and then memorize those passages you will find that God will guide you and help you grow in ways you could not have anticipated. Developed by The Navigators, the Topical Memory System provides you with an effective, portable way to meditate on Scripture wherever life takes you. The Topical Memory System is a clear, simp ... more
Because our military troops face continuing violence and terrorist threats around the world, it is more vital than ever to pray for them and their families. Release the Lord?s power, protection, and presence into their lives by praying through this card for your loved ones and others serving in the military.Encourage the church to pray, help those who are new in faith develop their prayer life, and revitalize ministries with large prayer cards! Prayer card guides provide biblically based areas of prayer for specific needs or groups of people. Printed on both the front and back sides, they give numerous precise topics of prayer supported with Scripture references. Measuring 3.5" x 8.75", these prayer cards are easy to rea ... more
Suffering is miserable. When you're overwhelmed by pain and problems, it's easy to feel helpless and hopeless and sink into a whirlpool of self-pity.Joni Eareckson Tada knows about these emotions first hand. A diving accident left her confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. She knows what it's like to suffer chronic pain. Yet she has come to understand how her suffering has been working for her good and God's glory.In this book, Joni shares biblical insights that bring hope and comfort to those who are trying to make sense of their suffering.
An amazing introduction to The Purpose-Driven Life! This trustworthy guide will lead you on a seven day adventure of discovery. By the end of the adventure you will begin to understand God's purpose for your life and how your life can help fulfill God's great purpose for all of creation. Let Pastor Warren help you discover your purpose and prepare for eternity!
"New York Times" best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst leads small group participants to make wise decisions in the midst of endless demands.
Most of us spend a lot of our lives figuring out when to say yes and how to say no. But we don't find space for our souls until we learn to step past the yes and no of daily decisions and seek out a third option: The Best Yes.
The Best Yes is the choice that shapes all our other choices. It's what allows us to play our necessary parts in God's plan, to spend our energy and focus our passion on the assignments that really are ours. Too many of us confuse the command to love with the disease to please.
In this six-session video-based Bible study Lysa TerKeurst shares how to ... more
Learn to find and play the role God wants most for you to play, not the ones you feel pressured into playing for the sake of others or even our sense of accomplishment and worth.
Most of us spend a lot of our lives figuring out when to say yes and when to say no. How to manage our time, reduce stress, do our best for our families, find a little space for "me." But we don't find space for our souls until we learn to step past the yes and no of daily decisions and seek a third option: the best yes.
The best yes is the choice that shapes all our other choices. (And our choices determine the direction of our lives.) It's what allows us to play our necessary parts in God's plan, to spend our energy and focus our pass ... more
It's obvious from the bookshelves and the big screen that heaven is on everyone's mind. All of us long to know what life after death will be like. Bestselling author John Burke is no exception. For decades, he has been studying accounts of people who have had near-death experiences (NDEs). While not every detail of individual NDEs correlate with Scripture, Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of survivors clearly point to the God of the Bible and the exhilarating picture of heaven he promises.
"Imagine Heaven" is an inspirational journey through the Bible's picture of heaven, colored in with the real-life stories of heaven's wonders. Burke compares gripping stories of NDEs to what Scripture ... more
When we look around at today s world, hope usually isn t the first word that comes to mind. In many ways we live in an unstable world where marriages fail, bank accounts run low, friendships end, and the everyday demands of a fast-paced life get us down. In the Book of Jeremiah, we find God calling out to His people with a message of hope a message that intentional living is possible even in an unstable world. But how do we do this? Where do we start? "Jeremiah" offers women hope for living in an uncertain world by learning to navigate the challenges and circumstances of their lives. This six-week study examines God s words of instruction to His wayward people through the prophet Jeremiah, and provides women six guidelin ... more
StrengthsFinder 2.0 (Gallup Press; hardcover; February 2007) upgrades the assessment, making it more valuable to readers. As with the original assessment, the updated version is available online (http: strengths.gallup.com) and can be taken with a unique code that comes with each copy of the book. However, this updated version offers a more in-depth and personal analysis of one's strengths. It also offers perspective on how talents can emerge in different ways for each unique individual.
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not.
Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator --
Often, Christians focus so much on being loving an ... more
Revised & Updated Edition God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it?
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe--the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor--loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himsel ... more
The popular writer, blogger, and television personality reveals with humor and style how Jesus' extravagant grace is the key to dealing with life's biggest challenge: people.
The majority of our joys, struggles, thrills, and heartbreaks relate to people, beginning first with ourselves and then the people we came from, married, birthed, live by, live for, go to church with, don't like, don't understand, fear, struggle with, compare ourselves to, and judge. People are the best and worst thing about the human life.
Jen Hatmaker knows this all too well, and so she reveals how to practice kindness, grace, truthfulness, vision, and love to ourselves and those around us. By doing this, "For the Love" leads our generati ... more
An invitation for every woman who feels she isn't godly enough...isn't loving enough...isn't doing enough
The life of a woman today isn't really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord's feet...but the daily demands of a busy world just won't leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him...yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.
Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life-and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose "the better part"-a joyful life of "living-room" intimacy with him th ... more
A New York Times bestseller people can believe in — by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christian Today magazine).
Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. Using literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand against the backlash toward religion spawned by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.
Flip-Flop Your Concept of Giving! Bestselling author Randy Alcorn introduced readers to a revolution in material freedom and radical generosity with the release of the original The Treasure Principle in 2001. Now the revision to the compact, perennial bestseller includes a provocative new concluding chapter depicting God asking a believer questions about his stewardship over material resources.
Readers are moved from the realms of thoughtful Bible exposition into the highly personal arena of everyday life. Because when Jesus told His followers to "lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven," He intended that they discover an astounding secret: how joyful giving brings God maximum glory and His children maximum pleasure ... more
Everywhere we turn, battle lines are being drawn—traditional marriage vs. gay marriage, pro-life vs. pro-choice, personal freedom vs. governmental protection. Seemingly overnight, culture has shifted to the point where right and wrong are no longer measured by universal truth but by popular opinion. And as difficult conversations about homosexuality, abortion, and religious liberty continue to inject themselves into our workplaces, our churches, our schools, and our homes, Christians everywhere are asking the same question: How are we supposed to respond to all this?
In Counter Culture,New York Times bestselling author David Platt shows Christians how to act ... more
"I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14:3
While his earthly vision dims, the glory of Heaven illuminates as Billy Graham, the beloved evangelist, shares from his past, and present, the reality of eternity in Where I Am. Although Mr. Graham no longer preaches from the stadiums of the world, you will sense his heart still beats strong with the resounding assurance that he will spend eternity with Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, as he invites others to contemplate their eternal hope.
When asked, Where is Heaven? Mr. Graham wisely replied, Heaven is where Jesus Christ is, and I m going to Him soon. This thought prompted the title Where I Am, ... more
When a Kingdom Woman retires for the evening, a frustrated and worn out devil ought to be saying, "We messed with the wrong woman today." This study guide is a companion resource to the video small-group study based on the book "Kingdom Woman," which instructs every Christ-following woman on how to tap into the power of God as she finds and fulfills the purpose for which God has fashioned her.A Kingdom Woman embraces a simple premise: unless a Kingdom rests firmly under the authority of the ruler, anarchy reigns. That's why a Kingdom Woman always seeks to align herself and operate under the authority of God--in every area of life. With practical insights and applications from coauthor Chrystal Evans Hurst, Tony Evans exp ... more
This six-session video-based, small group Bible study from Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman is an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle that is both transformational and sustainable because it is about abundant choices, not diet deprivation. With assistance from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick Warren and thousands of people from his congregation started on a journey to transform their own lives. It started with God's prescription for their health, and it's called The Daniel Plan. The Daniel Plan small group Bible study teaches simple ways to incorporate healthy choices into your current lifestyle. The study is centered on five essentials that will guarantee your success: faith, food ... more
Carson believes that as America strays farther from its founding principles, ordinary citizens think that the Constitution is too complicated to understand. With clear, simple language, Carson explains the document's basic tenets, how they were inspired by Scripture, what freedoms are guaranteed to us, and how we can reclaim our rights.
What does it mean to believe Jesus? Not just believe in Jesus, but actually believe what He said and shape our lives around that truth? How would that affect the choices we make? The way we see the world? The way we conduct ourselves with other Christians?
In Believing Jesus, Lisa Harper answers these questions by looking at the lives of the believers in Acts and how Jesus command to spread the gospel forever shaped their lives. You will hear how Peter turned tables on his Benedict-Arnold behavior and became a church-building saint when the power of the Holy Spirit came over him. How the first believers were so gifted at giving they made Santa look bush league. How it cost Stephen and other early believers their ve ... more
It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily . . .
But who do you know who lives like that? Do you?
In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "succ ... more