Bake It Easy

An organized baking center—with essentials close at hand—makes holiday baking a piece of cake! Locate a hub for your mixer, bakeware, shelf-stable ingredients and other items close to where you prep. Even small kitchens become orderly when you cluster baking essentials together in a cupboard, drawers, pantry or movable cart.

9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Beautiful gifts, delivered directly from Heaven, are ready for you to receive. The first, a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, is more precious than diamonds, silver and gold. With Him, comes your new best friend, the Holy Spirit, a counselor and guide who brings many gifts. Unwrap your gifts and see how they make your life on Earth more wonderful and powerful, all for the glory of God.

Grow Up in the Word

As parents and grandparents, we give our kids and grandkids the best in life we can afford–name-brand shoes, after-school sports, music lessons. We want them to have better things than we had as children. But the best gift is teaching them the Bible.

Seeking God in the Ordinary

Folding laundry, cooking dinner and putting children to bed may seem routine, yet they all offer opportunities to see Christ clearly in the ebb and flow of everyday life.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is your counselor, guide, comforter, teacher, coach and friend who speaks to you about your deepest thoughts and desires. Imagine it, the most powerful One in the universe has chosen you. He comes to be with you. You are His temple. Your relationship with God Himself can radically change who you are and how you see the world. Meet the friend of your soul.

101 Reasons to Go to Church

Going to church has gotten a bad wrap the last few years. Why? Because Satan has been vigorously assaulting God’s work in an effort to destroy it from the inside and out. But don’t give up on church. The church was left behind by the risen Jesus to represent Him in the world. So let’s get back to attending, improving and supporting our churches, and do what He said. When empowered by the Holy Spirit, the church can change our world, including the lives of those closest to us. Here are 101 reasons to be there next Sunday.

Build Great Kids

The earlier kids see your hands at work toward giving to others, the greater chance you have to equip them for a lifetime of compassion, service and generosity.

What is Freedom?

The united states of america is built on the constitutional right to pursue a life of freedom. It is the land of the free, the home of opportunity, and unlimited choice. With these promises, one would think America would be home to the most free people in the world. but, are we really free? research, misunderstanding and heavily burdened people suggest otherwise.

Summer Bible Club

Long summer afternoons offer time to work on crafts, talk over Bible stories and memorize Scripture.

Jesus: A Life Foretold in Prophecy

The life of Jesus Christ and His return to life stand as irrefutable testimony to the truth of the Bible prophecies in the Old and New Testaments. From His birth in an Israeli backwater town to His brutal crucifixion to His ultimate victory over death in the Resurrection, every prediction was fulfilled. With all of the prophecies about His first coming divinely realized, our hope in the prophecies about Christ’s second coming stands firm.

The Design Process

A lilac bouquet starts with a cutting planted in good soil that must be tended, watered and pruned. When the shrub is mature, it blooms and offers a bounty of flowers—fragrant, graceful stems that symbolize love. The process God uses for shaping your life is similar. The practical tools and methods here will help you blossom as a Christian.

Make it a Habit

Many of you have unhealthy habits that you wish you could break, change or toss out the window. When you feel stressed, worn-down or worried, you often revert to a habit, whether it’s reaching for a candy bar or ignoring the Bible on the bookshelf. The truth is that changing a habit is difficult to do alone. Everyone needs help. As a believer, you have the Holy Spirit on your side, transforming you into the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). The Lord will help you make the choices that enable you to replace your old habits with new, healthy ones. Here are some good places to start.

How the Resurrection Changed Everything

Learn why you should rejoice in the power of the Cross and why Jesus’ shed blood is the salvation for all humanity, if they so choose. The Resurrection is real. It was foretold, hidden in prophetic words, hundreds of years earlier. Before starting, pray for understanding, then study the Bible references included and meditate on the words. The Cross has the power to ensure your place in eternity and your relationship with God.

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