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Hallelujah!

Handel’s magnificent Messiah oratorio is beloved around the world. It is powerful not just because of the beauty of his composition but also because it encourages listeners that one day Jesus will defeat evil and reign as king. Read more in today’s Our Daily Bread devotional. All is well, Lisa

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Our Daily Bread

Part of the Family

A shocking plot twist of the English period drama Downton Abbey was the romance between the Irish chauffeur, Tom Branson, and Lady Sybil, the youngest daughter

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Christian Life

The Story of the Bible

The story of the Bible is our story too.  Learn more in my blog post for the God Hears Her online community. And the article describes one

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Questions

Is the Genesis Benediction for Christians Today?

For each sermon series, the worship staff picks a benediction for the congregation to say aloud together at the end of each service. For the series in Genesis, we felt the Lord leading us to use Genesis 12:2-3. I have received many great questions about using these verses as our benediction, especially questions asking to what extent this benediction applies to Christians today.

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Christmas

A Down Under Christmas

Like me, you are likely finishing up the final touches for Christmas and making sure you have all the traditional food and activities prepared for

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Christian Life

Growing Generous Hearts

The Grinch! The iconic Christmas grouch, who is described as having a heart “two sizes too small.” But by the end of the story, his

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Our Daily Bread

Celebrating Diversity

East Kentwood High School’s 2019 graduation ceremony that honored the many countries of origin of the graduating class was a beautiful picture of diversity. It

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Our Daily Bread

Trusting God in Opposition

Today’s devotional came from a testimony highlighted by Open Doors, a ministry dedicated to strengthening Christians in places where they are threatened for the faith

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Our Daily Bread

The Need for Wisdom

When I stumbled upon the “Dad, How Do I?” videos, I found the kind way Rob Kenney shared advice, taught practical skills and encouraged viewers

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Books

A Prophetic Parable

Recently I shared with you about my new fictional book Passage to the House of Power that will be published this fall. It is the first

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Crosswalk

Weeding Out Bitterness

A British agronomist helped me win a long-standing argument with my husband. Learn more in this Crosswalk article about tending the garden of our hearts. All

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Our Daily Bread

Frolicking in Freedom

After a sermon entitled “Where is God” from Malachi 4, we received an email from a friend at church about how her father came to

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Books

New Book Coming Soon!

Seven years ago, I sensed the Lord telling me to embark on a journey to write a fictional story. I resisted the idea because the

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Our Daily Bread

Rise Again

It’s been fun to watch the Olympics this summer. Somehow I can become enthralled with niche sports like the long jump, hammer throw and fencing.

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