5 Christian Bedtime Bible Stories for Kids

by Crystal McDowell
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In this day and age of 24/7 TV and Internet access, children are bombarded with messages all the time. There are sometimes bad communications surrounding them during the day that parents are unaware of; however, parents have the opportunity to seal the evening with Bible stories. The key to children remembering particular verses is the […]

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7 Different Ways Jesus Showed Love

by Crystal McDowell
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Love is action. No one showed the depths of true love more than our Lord Jesus Christ. He set the example for believers to show love to each other and to the world by what He did. Have you ever spent time reflecting on the love of Christ? It’s fascinating to ponder how there is […]

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15 Inspiring Scripture Quotes to Start your Day

by Crystal McDowell
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Have you ever had a day that started wrong and continued a downward spiral until evening? Maybe you haven’t started with your focus in the right place. Many times you’re thinking about schedules and trying to work through the day before it starts. Your day can take off much stronger and end with peace in […]

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How To Not Be Too Judgmental: 10 Christian Tips

by Crystal McDowell
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Christians are often accused of being too judgmental. It’s a fine line to cross because we must proclaim the truth even when it means we’re misunderstood as being too judgmental. Yet at the same time, we can easily fall into the trap of judging people within and outside of the church unfairly. Pray through the […]

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When Faith and Hollywood Intersect: Grace Unplugged Interview Part 2

by Crystal McDowell
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Interview with Cast of Grace Unplugged If you haven’t heard about it yet, there’s a great movie coming out called Grace Unplugged which sets a new bar for faith-based movies in a Hollywood culture. This story of a young girl’s journey away from home to the world and back home is soul-stirring for all people. […]

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When Faith and Hollywood Intersect: Grace Unplugged Interview Part 1

by Crystal McDowell
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Interview with the Writer/Director and Actors from Grace Unplugged How does a believer hold to their faith in the midst of the Hollywood culture? The writer/director (Brad J. Silverman) and lead actress (A.J. Michalka) of the upcoming movie Grace Unplugged gave great insight and backstory to how they keep balance in creating and acting in […]

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Praying For Your Children’s Future Spouses

by Crystal McDowell
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How do we pray for our children’s spouses in a culture where the covenant and definition of marriage is always ever changing? Christian parents should be alert and on their knees even before the birth of their children—interceding with much fervency and soberness. Generations of future children will be affected by the course of our […]

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Is There Really Power in Positive Thinking? A Bible Study

by Crystal McDowell
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There is power in positive thinking, but not as the world believes in—natural, earthly, and carnal ways of getting our way. The power in positive thinking for the believer is rooted in what we believe about God and His word. How do believers attain the power of God for positive thinking? Philippians 4:8 gives us […]

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‘Grace Unplugged’ Review: A Movie for Parents and Prodigals

by Crystal McDowell
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Isn’t it time to see a movie that not only tugs your heart and soul, but also is great entertainment? Grace Unplugged, written and directed by Brad J. Silverman, will do that for you and your family. Silverman did an excellent job of portraying the real-life struggles of Christian families without being over the top […]

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Jacob’s Ladder: Bible Story Summary and Lessons

by Crystal McDowell
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Have you ever found yourself in a bad place? Perhaps by your own decisions or the actions of others forced you in a scene of desolation. Jacob found himself in a bad place. As the grandson of Abraham and the future patriarch of the twelve tribes of Israel, he was filled with the pursuit of […]

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